Jessica Phillips

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Santa Barbara, California

Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law
Jessica Phillips
Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 2011

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2024

Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law

629 State Street
Suite 217
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-7060 Visit website


Attorney Jessica Phillips is an Partner with Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law, in Santa Barbara, California. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than twelve total years of legal experience, Ms. Phillips provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the Santa Barbara and Ventura metros and all across Los Angeles County who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, including defective products, toxic torts and other preventable tragedies.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Phillips has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families. From her efforts, she has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for her plaintiff clients, earning her membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Moreover, she has received consistent recognition as among the top 5% of attorneys in her region, and she has received numerous positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2008 cum laude graduate of High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, Ms. Phillips obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. She holds her license to practice in Maryland (inactive) and California, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (inactive) and the Central District of California.

A leader in her legal community, Ms. Phillips is an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and she has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics involving personal injury and civil litigation. She is also a former board member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association as well as Santa Barbara Women Lawyers and an active board member for Storyteller Children's Center.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, 2017
  • Alpha Delta Omega Honor Society
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014
Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Wrote the November 2021 article "Why Insurance Matters to Your Dog" with Samantha Baldwin of Maho & Prentice. The article educates and highlights readers on the law surrounding dog bites and dog attacks and the importance of private insurance as a dog owner., Why Insurance Matters to Your Dog, Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Wrote the article "UM/UIM coverage---what does it mean and why it matters" with Samantha Baldwin of Maho & Prentice explaining what UM/UIM coverage is and why it is important to have, particularly in light of the number of California drivers with no insurance or the minimum requirement of $15,000., UM/UIM coverage---what does it mean and why it matters, Santa Barbara County Bar
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2017 - Present 
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, Board Member, 2020 - Present; Program Committee Chair. Created a monthly MCLE series called "Paving the Way" featuring inspiring local leaders in a podcast, coffee house chat-like format. The style of the series includes a moderator asking the speaker questions about her background, journey to the legal profession, who was inspirational to her, obstacles she had to overcome, and lessons she has learned along the way. The series has been a success with lots of positive feedback from the attendees.
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Board Member, 2021 - Present. Bench and Bar Conference Committee Chair Lead. Organizing an all-day MCLE event for members and non-members that explores emerging legal and social justice issues from 2021, including criminal law, cryptocurrency, constitutional law, trust and estates, and family law. Secured Justin Brooks, the co-founder and director of the California Innocence Project, as the keynote speaker.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Operation Jump Start, Mentor, 2018 - Present 
Educational Background:
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctorate Degree, 2011
  • High Point University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, Honors: Dean's List, Major: Human Relations, Minor: Concentration in nonprofit and business organizations, 2008
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Colkley, et al. v. Levitas, et al., $565,000 Jury Verdict, 2015
  • Jeffers, et al. v. Levitas, et al.,  $5,082,035 Jury Verdict , 2014
  • Washington v. Mid Atlantic Realty, et al., $1,600,000 Jury Verdict , 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Animal Bites
  • Bike Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Slip And Fall
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Jessica is a tenacious advocate for lead paint plaintiffs throughout Baltimore with a proven track record of results.”

“Jessica is a fantastic lawyer, who aggressively and compassionately represents her clients. She receives great results, litigating, mediating and trying cases to get those results. She is definitely a rising star in this industry.”

Office location for Jessica Phillips

629 State Street
Suite 217
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-7060

Phone: 805-962-1930


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2024

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