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Overview

Jerry Phillips maintains a diverse and complex business and commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on insurance coverage analysis and disputes, insurance-related regulatory issues, and fraud and liability claims, particularly where insurance coverage is implicated. He brings a humanistic and pragmatic approach to problem-solving along with a big-picture view of each case, allowing him to help his clients craft and evaluate solutions that achieve their business objectives. 

Jerry works with clients to analyze existing insurance coverages, assess risk and determine additional insurance needs. He represents clients before insurance-related regulatory agencies, and reviews and interprets policy language, including provisions relating to coverages, exclusions, duties of defense and indemnity, selection of defense counsel, and insurer reservations of rights.

I truly look forward to getting to the office each morning, discussing complex legal issues with clients and colleagues, and crafting creative arguments to present both orally and in writing.

With extensive experience in state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies, Jerry has litigated, tried, arbitrated and successfully resolved disputes for public and private entities, businesses and individuals. His diverse litigation background and experience also includes securities customer complaints, shareholder and partnership disputes, business and personal torts, unfair competition matters, contract disputes, liability issues, tax disputes, trade libel and defamation claims, and a wide variety of class actions. 

Outside of his law practice, Jerry is an avid UCLA sports fan, and he works to help his high school alma mater, Los Angeles High School, improve its facilities and programs in sports and the arts. He also enjoys exploring LA’s restaurant scene with friends and family. 

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Customs Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Compliance & Legal Division
  • Trustee of the Alice G. Harrison Memorial Trust for Los Angeles High School