Craig W. Phillips

Craig W. Phillips

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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 38 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 25 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 2,000 occasions. The matters have involved attorneys from Arizona and elsewhere, and the cases have been varied but include construction defect, general commercial, medical malpractice, bad faith, insurance coverage, products liability, general negligence, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death and property damage claims.

To schedule a mediation/arbitration, please contact:
Janet Forster at 602.239.7411

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

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  • The Best Lawyers in America - 2019 "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation , 2003-2020
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - “Best of Phoenix” - Personal Injury - General: Defense, Class Actions/Mass Torts, 2012-2015, 2018-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Product Liability Law, 2010

Other Info


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

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1983