Craig W. Phillips

Craig W. Phillips

Partner
cphillips@lrrc.com vCard
602.262.5345
602.734.3795 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mr. Phillips is a partner in the firm’s litigation group, where he both represents clients in litigation matters and also frequently serves as a mediator.

Trial/Litigation Practice

Mr. Phillips has 34 years of experience as a trial lawyer, and has first-chaired more than 50 trials. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, and over the last 20 years has represented clients in mass tort and class actions before state, federal and MDL courts.

Mr. Phillips has represented drug companies (HT, DTP, Phen-Fen, PPH, Thimerosal, Reglan and Norplant cases) and device companies (manufacturers of cannulas, joint implants, suturing devices and computer-assisted surgical devices). He has served as counsel in other types of cases, including bad faith, coverage, premises liability, food borne illness, tire defect, a wide range of products liability, railroad, and other serious injury and wrongful death matters.

Mediation Services

Mr. Phillips has served as a mediator on over 1,200 hundred occasions. The matters have involved attorneys from Arizona and elsewhere, and the cases have been varied but include medical malpractice, bad faith, insurance coverage, products liability, negligence, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death and property damage claims. 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Related News

04/23/2018
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 attorneys have been named as 2018 Southwest Rising Stars®.
8/15/2017
Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
08/15/2016
83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in ‘Best Lawyers'
11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year' in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
07/06/2016
Veteran litigator joins Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Invitation-only professional group adds Craig Phillips of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
8/26/2015

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America - 2019 "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation , 2003-2019
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - “Best of Phoenix” - Personal Injury - General: Defense, Class Actions/Mass Torts, 2012-2015, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Product Liability Law, 2010

Other Info

Education

J.D., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1981
B.S., Arizona State University, 1978

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1983