In their over 25 years of practice, our civil litigation and estate planning lawyers, located in the New Bedford/Dartmouth area, have accumulated a wealth of experiences, contributed to their professions, and given back to the community in numerous ways. Specializing in estate planning, class actions and wage and hour law (such as overtime violations, unpaid travel time, withholding tips disguised as service/admin/house fees, independent contractors and other employee's rights violations), they have represented workers, consumers and families all over Massachusetts. Read about their accomplishments in their personal profiles.
Attorneys of Phillips Garcia Law
$4 million settlement for estate of bicyclist struck and killed by tractor trailer truck
$1,875,000 jury verdict for lesbian woman harassed and discriminated against at work by male co-workers and unchecked by town officials
$100 million settlement in a class action where credit card banks collected on credit card debt that had been discharged in bankruptcy (MDL case handled with co-counsel)
$715,000 class action settlement to servers for unpaid tips and service fees
$10 million settlement in a class action for Discover Card customers whose credit card debt was collected by credit card banks after the debt was discharged in bankruptcy
$6.3 million of combined settlements for homeowners for wrongful lock-outs, trash-outs and seizures of homes by their banks
Confidential settlement and job reinstatement for female victim of long-term gender discrimination
Confidential settlement for mortgage broker who was not properly paid wages (commissions) by a bank
$460,000 in arbitration awards for victims of sexual abuse while serving as altar boys.
$350,000 to victim of civil rights violations when a mistaken ID leads to wrongful arrest and 8 day incarceration by the Boston Police Department
"It was a pleasure to have this law office represent me. They ensured the best possible outcome on my behalf. Thank you for being so professional, informative and well organized, even during this pandemic." Home Health Aide Client
"They are not afraid of large insurance companies. They are brave in the ways they approach class actions and are willing to take on all comers..." V. Malgeri, Esq.
"I can’t thank you enough, because without you I wouldn’t be where I am and I wouldn't be settled for the rest of my life… and because of you, I am." Personal Injury Client
Carlin is exceptional on being able to take apart a situation and put it into perspective as well as tearing it up from a rational sort of argumentative standpoint. These individuals are clear thinking. They are motivated and basically know how to think very linearly. Jeffrey G. Swift, D.C., D.A.B.C.N. Mattapoisett Chiropractic
We very much appreciated all you and your firm has done for our family. We also are impressed with the care, attention and professionalism you and your firm shows. Your conduct is a shining light in the field of law. After seeing first hand what you are up against concerning the big banking companies, we are even more amazed that you are willing to fight the fight. I hope you will continue because the little guy needs your help and your fearless attitude. We truly feel that you are good people and true Americans. We are honored to be called your friends. R.R., Michigan (Victim of bank wrongful home foreclosure)
"The experience I had at this attorney's office was wonderful. The attorney and staff are professional, very caring and responsive. I would recommend [to] my friends and family." Home Health Aide Client
"I have had the both the pleasure and misfortune of having to utilize the services of Carlin Philips of Phillips Garcia Law. I say misfortune as I was dealt a very unfair blow with a former employer but I say pleasure because of my dealings with Carlin who did a fantastic job in not only getting me some compensation but also letting the former employer know that their unfair practices would have harsh consequences if they had to deal with an Attorney such as Carlin who has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to dealing with all matters of labor disputes. I highly recommend them but hopefully will not need his services in the future." John Richman of Middleboro, MA (Commissioned salesperson)
"My friends and family have already heard what a great guy and good lawyer you are, and believe me, your name will be spread far and wide. I can't thank you enough! Lawyers often get a bum rap, and people need to know that there are lawyers that are not only excellent but "good men" too, men with moral fiber and character..." L.A