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John Phillips

Since 2003, John has been focused on defending people charged with criminal and traffic offenses in New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow Counties. Leading's Wilmington office, he handles cases ranging from serious felony offenses to minor traffic infractions. In addition to representing clients in Superior and District Court, John also represents clients before Magistrates and D.M.V. Hearing Officers. John is a member of Faith Harbor United Methodist Church in Surf City. He is also one of a small handful of attorneys who represents juvenile defendants who cannot afford an attorney in Pender County, North Carolina. These cases range from minor misdemeanors to the most serious felony charges. John is married to Amy Phillips, an Occupational Therapist, and has one son. When not in Court, he is an avid surfer and enjoys traveling to various surf destinations around the world and throughout the coastal towns of NC.

New Hanover and Pender County

For appointments only, Mr. Phillips's address is 7741 Market St unit e, Wilmington, NC 28411.


Surf City, NC

Bar Admissions

State of North Carolina


J.D., UNC – Chapel Hill, 2003

B.S., East Carolina University, 2000

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New Hanover, Pender

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