Meet Kenneth M. Phillips

“Kenneth Phillips absolutely is the country’s leading legal expert in the handling, litigation and strategy of dog bite cases. He is the premiere author, not only with articles, a book and other publications, speaks on this subject all the time, and [when] the discussion is about dog bite litigation it is an absolute that you are going to hear Kenneth Phillips talking about it.” – John F. Romano, past President of the Florida Justice Association and one of the USA’s most recognized trial attorneys.

Since the 1990’s, Attorney Phillips has been the only lawyer in the USA who does nothing but represent children and adults injured by dogs. He has earned tens of millions of dollars for dog bite victims all over the nation, winning cases against dog owners, landlords, property owners, property management companies, employers, stores, animal control departments, police departments, and school districts. (See his Greatest Cases.) He charges nothing unless he gets money for a client.

He has appeared regularly on national television, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, ABC, CBS and NBC. He has been heard on dozens of radio shows throughout the USA and as far away as New Zealand and China. He has been written about or interviewed by approximately 100 newspapers and magazines in the USA and Europe, including Time, People, Good Housekeeping, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.

The Today Show called Attorney Kenneth M. Phillips “the dog-bite king of the legal universe.” Time Magazine called him “California’s leading dog-bite lawyer.” Good Housekeeping referred to him as “a leading expert in dog-bite law.”

The Chicago Tribune called him “an expert in laws pertaining to dog bites.” The Los Angeles Times said he is “the nation’s best-known practitioner of terrier torts.” Animals 24/7 referred to him as “the senior specialist in representing dog attack victims worldwide.”

In addition to authoring Dog Bite Law, he has written two featured articles for dog bite victims’ attorneys in Trial Magazine (“Put Some Teeth In Your Dog Bite Claim” and “Seven Factors to Consider In a Child Dog Bite Case“), two books for the owners of good dogs (“When a Dog Is Injured or Killed” and “Defending Your Dog“), legislation enacted at the state level, and editorials and articles in newspapers and magazines. He is featured in the video seminar for attorneys titled “Tips and Tricks for Dog Bite Lawyers” and the video seminar for canine professionals called “Avoiding Liability When Working with Dogs,” as well as the video series “Dog Bite Law in 2 Minutes” for the public.

Attorney Kenneth M. Phillips was born in New York in 1951. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973, and a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA Law School in 1976. He served as a law clerk for William P. Clark, Jr., Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (and later the Secretary of the Interior under President Ronald Reagan). He is married to Catherine Franco and practices law in Beverly Hills, California.

The California State Bar has issued its official Certificate of Standing, confirming the Mr. Phillips has practiced law since 1976, is an active member of the bar, and has never been disciplined for professional misconduct or other misconduct.

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See also: How Mr. Phillips Handles Cases Across the USA