Philip’s practice focuses primarily on employment litigation involving single and multi-plaintiff claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour matters, unfair competition, and other tort and contract disputes arising out of the employment relationship. He regularly represents clients in federal and California courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitral forums.

Philip also counsels clients on a variety of workplace issues including risk assessment and litigation avoidance, policy development and compliance, employment contracts and personnel management actions.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Marine Corps Association

About Me

Phil lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and mountain biking.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Recent Developments in California Rest Period and Day-of-Rest Law,” Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, July 2017
  • “Best Practices For Hiring and Paying Employees,” presented to the Contra Costa County Small Business Development Center, May 2017
  • “The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.”
  • Justice Louis D. Brandeis     


University of California, Hastings College of the Law

  • J.D., 2004

University of California, Berkeley

  • B.A., 2000 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 2004
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