About Lee Phillips

I am Lee Phillips. I was born on an Air Force base in Fairbanks, Alaska, where my father was a fighter pilot, and raised in rural Northwest Ohio. After working as a union organizer for Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union in Ohio and California, I attended law school at The Ohio State University.

I first came to Arizona during and after graduating law school to work with the Navajo Indian tribe, representing several thousand Navajo Indians in a century old land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi tribes and the United States government. During this period of time, I formed a nonprofit law office to provide free legal representation to Native Americans. My work was funded by grants from several private foundations including two MacArthur Foundation grants, and a fellowship from the Berkeley Law Foundation.

Before I started my own criminal defense practice, I served as a deputy public defender with the Coconino County Public Defender's Office.


Honors and Memberships

I am certified by the Arizona State Bar as a criminal law specialist. In addition, I have earned the following honors:

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • I am one of two criminal defense lawyers in Flagstaff who have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
  • I was named one of the best lawyers in Arizona by Arizona Magazine.
While I believe these accolades are a reflection of my dedication and integrity, I believe my results on behalf of my clients are of far greater importance. I am also a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and member of the board of governors of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ).


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