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Balancing Aggressive Advocacy With Compassionate Service

Nicholas E. Phillips

Contact Me:

440-234-2800

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Client Service Philosophy

Biography

Nicholas E. Phillips is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. Mr. Phillips heads the litigation department of Phillips & Mille Co., L.P.A.. He has practiced law for over forty years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kent State University in 1970 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Akron in 1973. He has represented clients in civil and criminal jury trials and is actively engaged in managing the firm’s cases where litigation is possible or where matters require the litigation process to achieve final resolution. Mr. Phillips is experienced in the following types of litigation: medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, automobile and motorcycle crashes, wrongful death cases, injuries to minors, victims of crimes, industrial injuries, commercial litigation, collection actions, corporate disputes, contract disputes, construction claims, administrative agency claims and other similar adversarial proceedings. As an FAA licensed pilot, her represents pilots and aircraft owners in the purchase and sale of an air craft, FAA medical issues and FAA enforcement actions.

Mr. Phillips was appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners from 2011 through2016, where he participated in the drafting and administration of the Ohio Bar Examination.

He specializes in civil trial work. Out of Ohio’s nearly 38,000 attorneys, slightly over 100 are certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and the Ohio Supreme Court. A speaker at lawyer’s Continuing Legal Education seminars, Mr. Phillips has spoken to local and national groups.

Mr. Phillip’s community involvement includes being the founding and current Director of the North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT) 2003 through present, and is the Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Citizen’s Corps Council. On Sunday evenings since 2008, he hosts a Cleveland radio program, the advocate on WHK, 1420 AM. He is an active member of the North Royalton Lions Club, and the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce. From 1984 to 1995 he served as an elected member of the North Royalton Board of Education. Mr. Phillips served as the North Royalton Law Director from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Phillips founded and served as a Volunteer Magistrate for the North Royalton Community Diversion Program, a program sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division from 1998 through 2007. Mr. Phillips is a retired Air Force Colonel and was the former Senior IMA Judge Advocate at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia.

Nick's Client Service Philosophy

It is my philosophy that the relationship between an attorney and client is a personal one which requires the trust of the client and the dedication on the part of the attorney to the causes of his clients. I enjoy talking with my clients and finding out not only what is the extent of their injuries, but also how those injuries have affected their personal life and relationships with others. I also stay in contact with my clients throughout the term of my representation with the goal to complete the case as early and as fairly as possible. Personal attention to a client’s needs is a necessary ingredient to bring the client through the journey of their legal crisis to a favorable end. Communications and transparency are hallmarks of a successful relationship and case resolution. I am always available for a telephone conversation to talk about a client’s legal problem.

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 06/1973
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 06/1970

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1973
  • Hawaii, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Honors

  • Super Lawyers (10+ years)
  • The Top Trial Lawyers in America Life Member

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker at lawyer’s Continuing Legal Education

Pro-Bono Activities

  • North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT), Founder and Director, 2003 to Present
  • Cuyahoga County Citizen’s Corps Council, Chairman
  • Radio Host of Advocate on WHK, 1420 AM
  • North Royalton Lions Club
  • North Royalton Chamber of Commerce
  • North Royalton Board of Education, elected member, 1984 to 1995
  • North Royalton Law Director, 1996 to 1997
  • North Royalton Community Diversion Program, Founder and Volunteer Magistrate, 1998 to 2007
  • Senior IMA Judge Advocate at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Representative Clients

  • Medina Supply Company

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Hawaii Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Parma Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American College of Legal Medicine

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Past Positions

  • United States Air Force, retired Colonel

References

  • National City Bank, Cleveland