• DUI
  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Warrant in Debt

James L. Phillips, Jr


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Jim concentrates his legal practice in the following areas: family law, criminal defense, traffic and DUI defense, and juvenile practice. He also has case experience in personal injury, small business, commercial matters, and elder law to include wills, trusts, and estates. Jim is a certified guardian ad litem for children and represents their interests in various criminal and civil proceedings. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Virginia.

Jim is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and earned his law degree from Campbell University in 2008. He is licensed to practice law in both Virginia and North Carolina. A native of Hampton Roads, Jim has served the local community as President of the Hampton Rotary Club, as a member of the local YMCA Board of Management, and for six years as a Board Member of HELP, Inc. (Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings & Provisions). Jim also enjoys hunting, fishing, and landscaping.


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Newport News, Virginia 23602

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McDermottWard is located in Newport News, VA and serves clients in and around Fort Eustis, Newport News, Williamsburg, Seaford, Lackey, Yorktown, Hampton, Poquoson, Lightfoot, Rescue, Battery Park, Isle Of Wight County, and York County.