Nicholas E. Phillips

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Middleburg Heights, OH

Phillips & Mille Co., L.P.A.
 | 7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 200, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: 440-243-2800
Fax: 440-243-2852
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Nicholas E. Phillips is a partner with Phillips & Mille Co., L.P.A., which has four law offices across Ohio. Board-certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and possessing more than 44 years of legal experience, Mr. Phillips serves a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Cleveland Metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Personal injury

·        Medical malpractice

·        Products liability

·        Car and motorcycle accidents

·        Construction and industrial accidents

·        General civil litigation

·        Commercial litigation

·        Collections

·        Contract disputes

·        Administrative agency claims

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Phillips is also a licensed pilot, and he has considerable experience assisting clients with aircraft purchase and sale agreements, FAA enforcement actions, FAA medical issues, and more.

No matter the legal challenges his clients face, Mr. Phillips embraces a service philosophy built upon trust and open communication. As such, Mr. Phillips takes the time to sit with his clients in order to fully understand their situations and to provide the relevant advice they need to make the best-informed decisions about their cases. He is highly responsive when addressing his clients' phone calls and emails, and he remains in close contact with those he serves during all legal proceedings to assist and support them as much as possible.

A 1970 graduate of Kent State University, Mr. Phillips obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Akron School of Law in 1973. He is licensed to practice in Hawaii as well as Ohio, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S Federal Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his field, Mr. Phillips accepted an appointment from the Ohio Supreme Court to serve on the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, where he helped draft and administer the state's bar examination. He is a member of numerous local, state and national legal organizations, and he has conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics. Moreover, he also hosts his own radio show called The Advocate, which serves the Cleveland area.

Committed to his local community as well, Mr. Phillips helped establish the North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team in 2003 and has remained its director. He also serves as chairman of the Cuyahoga County Citizens Corps Council. Furthermore, Mr. Phillips is active with the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce as well as the North Royalton Lions Club, and he is also founder and volunteer with the North Royalton Community Diversion Program.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Business Litigation (10%)

Aviation and Aerospace (10%): Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Nicholas Phillips

Admitted: 1973, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.pmlawyers.com/attorney/phillips-nicholas-e/

Honors/Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Parma Bar Associations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Hawaii Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1977
  • Ohio, 1973
  • Hawaii, 1974
  • Speaks at CLE and CME seminars concerning litigation related matters and trial techniques.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Senior IMA Judge Advocate at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • North Royalton Chamber of Commerce
  • North Royalton Community Diversion Program, Founder and Volunteer Magistrate, 1998 to 2007
  • North Royalton Law Director, 1996 to 1997
  • North Royalton Board of Education, elected member, 1984 to 1995
  • North Royalton Lions Club
  • Cuyahoga County Citizen’s Corps Council, Chairman
  • Radio Host of Advocate on WHK, 1420 AM
  • North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT), Founder and Director, 2003 to Present
  • Hosts a weekly radio program in Cleveland OH and is active in homeland security matters as chairman of the Cuyahoga County Citizens Corps Council and is the Director of a local Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT.)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker at lawyer’s Continuing Legal Education

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • USAF JAG.  Retired Colonel, Judge Advocate.
  • USAF JAG.  Retired Colonel, Judge Advocate.
  • FAA Licensed Instrument Rated private pilot for over 30 years. Continues to fly as an active pilot.

Educational Background:

  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 06/1970

Comments

  • “He is a certified trial lawyer with excellent skills as a negotiator and litigator.”
  • “Nick Phillips has been practicing law for nearly 40 years. In that time he has developed a reputation of a strong litigator and skilled negotiator. His client base appreciates his knowledge in the law and compassion toward their interests.”

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

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Office Location for Nicholas E. Phillips

7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 200
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Phone: 440-243-2800

Fax: 440-243-2852

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Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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