ABOUT JOHN G. PHILLIPS
I am the President of the Law Offices of John G. Phillips, P.A. in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I was previously the President of Weber & Phillips, P.A. from 2001 to 2015 until Mr. Weber retired from practice.
When I was in high school, my father had to file bankruptcy. My father often credited Mr. Weber with saving our home and giving him a fresh start. After completing law school and working as a solo attorney for three years, I was looking for an area of the law where I could help people and that wasn’t so much focused on adversarial hearings. When Mr. Weber offered me the opportunity to come work with him in 2000, based upon my father’s recommendation of how good of a man Mr. Weber was, I jumped at the serendipitous chance.
For the past 20 years I have worked almost exclusively in the Bankruptcy Court helping everyday Arkansans save their homes, cars, paychecks and restoring financial well being. My focus is on Consumer Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 work. I also help people who have been denied their Social Security Disability with their appeals. This part of my legal practice has come as a natural outgrowth of my bankruptcy practice. My firm prides itself on actually caring about our clients and taking care of them to the best of our ability. We believe in an atmosphere of caring for our client’s needs. Not every problem can be fixed, but we will do our best in each situation.
I am a true Arkansan. I grew up in Sherwood, Arkansas and went to Sylvan Hills High School, UALR and then the UALR Law School graduating in 1997. I was licensed to practice law in 1998. I have served as a Debtor’s representative on the Eastern District Bar Advisory Committee for the Bankruptcy Court. I was awarded the Attorney of the Year award in 2007 by Vocals of Pulaski County for the extensive amount of Pro Bono work I did. I still do Pro Bono work, as it is important to me to give back to my community. In 2009-2010 I served as the President of the Debtor-Creditor Bar or Central Arkansas. Focusing on raising my daughter and helping others achieve peace of mind and well-being within their life, makes my life purposeful. I feel grateful for what I am able to do to help others, which in turn blesses me.