Kara E. Phillips
Kara E. Phillips joined The Crime Victim Law Group as an associate attorney in 2015. Working alongside Partners Gilbert H. Deitch and Andrew T. Rogers, Ms. Phillips advocates for women, men and children who are left vulnerable in their homes, neighborhoods, and public transit by negligent proprietors. Ms. Phillips seeks monetary compensation for the victims of violent crimes, demanding corporate accountability from organizations who fail to take reasonable steps to prioritize the safety of the patrons on their premises. Ms. Phillips seeks to support her clients throughout the civil process and coordinate resources to enable healing for victims suffering from the life-altering impact of the crimes they have experienced.
Ms. Phillips began her law career at a national defense law firm in Atlanta. While working in insurance defense, Ms. Phillips focused her practice primarily on premises and products liability. She defended clients against negligent security, medical malpractice, slip and fall, and commercial transportation claims at the state and federal level. This former insurance defense experience now proves a valuable asset to The Crime Victim Law Group’s clients, as Ms. Phillips discerns the decision-making nuances of insurance companies and their agents, and endeavors to apply that knowledge to benefit clients throughout their civil cases.
During law school, Ms. Phillips gained valuable experience as an intern with Morgan & Morgan, P.A. and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, and law clerk at the Children’s Law Center in Los Angeles. She was a member of the moot court team and honored as a finalist in the school’s annual 1L Moot Court Competition. Ms. Phillips was also recognized for her participation in John Marshall’s Pro Bono Outreach and Peer Mentor program, and volunteered with Kennedy Middle School’s Teen Court, which was sponsored by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
B.A. History, 2005
Admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Also licensed in Tennessee and West Virginia.
Ms. Phillips lives in the East Atlanta area with her husband, son, and two hound dogs, and is actively involved in her church and community.
- Premises Liability
- Serious Violent Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Unsafe Apartments
- Unsecure Hotels/ Motels
I have seen Gilbert Deitch in every capacity as a lawyer. I have opposed him in premises liability cases, used him as a consultant and seen his work as a trial lawyer
Gino Brogdon, Former Judge
Fulton County Superior Court