Richard M. Phillips dedicates his Oneonta, Alabama practice to general inquiries, contract concerns, criminal defense, divorce and family law, DUI and misdemeanor cases, juvenile law and estate planning. Mr. Phillips is also a certified guardian ad litem.
Areas of Practice:
Divorce and Family Law
DUI and Misdemeanor Cases
Alabama State Bar
Young Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Review Committee
Alabama Institute of Medicine, Board Member
Wallace State Community College, Future Foundation Board Member
Blount County Community Corrections Board
Richard Phillips is a proud Blount County native, serving Blount County both legally and civically. A 2000 graduate of Oneonta High School, Richard grew up in the Oneonta community. From kindergarten to establishing a law firm, Blount County, and more specifically Oneonta, has been home.
After graduating from Oneonta High School, Richard Phillips attended Auburn University where he obtained a BFA Degree in Graphic Design, one of the nation's top graphic design programs. After working across the country as a designer, Richard M. Phillips returned to Oneonta and earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Birmingham School of Law where he graduated in the top of his class.
Before practicing law, Richard was a graphic designer working and living in New York City. After almost five years, Richard relocated to Atlanta where he served as a graphic consultant to trial attorneys. A few years later and Richard was receiving his Juris Doctor and practicing law in Blount County.Richard is an avid photographer and enjoys photographing nature and landscapes. He also tries to travel as much as possible and spend time with his four legged buddies, Onto and Taco-Bella!
Richard is active in his community, serving as Treasurer for the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, Board Member for The Covered Bridge Players, Vice-President of the Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources and he sits as Police Commissioner on the Oneonta City Council.
Richard M. Phillips has experience in the courtroom not only as an attorney, but also as a trial consultant working with attorneys to development effective trial visuals.