John R. Phillips, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Gallatin, TN

Phillips & Ingrum
 | 117 East Main Street, Suite A
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-452-8030
Fax: 615-452-3863
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2011, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

John R. Phillips Jr. founded the law firm of Phillips & Ingrum in 1979 and offers 40 years of experience providing high-level representation for his clients in Gallatin, Tennessee. Mr. Phillips divides his practice among the areas of business litigation, family law, estate planning and probate, and general civil litigation.

A 1973 graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Phillips obtained his Juris Doctor at The University of Tennessee College of Law in 1976. He is a certified civil trial specialist through the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is admitted to practice law before the state courts of Tennessee as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Mr. Phillips has a well-earned reputation for his high level of skill. He is rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is given to a select few attorneys who have been judged by their peers to have reached the pinnacle of legal skills and legal ethics in their practices. In 2011, Mr. Phillips was appointed to serve as a co-receiver in a case involving eight HALO companies, a highly complex matter that was successfully resolved in 2014.

A dedicated professional, Mr. Phillips is actively involved in the legal community through his memberships in the Tennessee, Sumner County, and American bar associations. He served as president of the Sumner County Bar Association in 1979. Because of his substantial experience and skill, he has also served as a mediator in family law matters in addition to handling his own caseload of business litigation and general civil litigation cases.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (20%)

Family Law (40%)

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

Focus Areas

Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2011, 2015 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About John Phillips, Jr.

Admitted: 1976, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and Torts, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Appointed as a Co-Receiver for eight HALO-related companies by Chancellor Tom E. Gray, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1979
  • Tennessee, 1976
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • President, Sumner County Bar Association, 1979

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, B.A., 1973
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Office Location for John R. Phillips, Jr.

117 East Main Street
Suite A
Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone: 615-452-8030

Fax: 615-452-3863

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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