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
$1,875,000 jury verdict for lesbian woman harassed and discriminated against at work by male co-workers and unchecked by town officials
$86,000 settlement awarded to 3 employees who were victims of sexual harassment by their boss
$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)
Confidential settlement and job reinstatement for female victim of long-term gender discrimination
$6.3 million of combined settlements for homeowners for wrongful lock-outs, trash-outs and seizures of homes by their banks
$75,000 settlement to four salespeople whose employer failed to pay overtime, Sunday and holiday premium pay
$4 million settlement for estate of bicyclist struck and killed by tractor trailer truck
$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
$825,000 settlement for the “buyout” by the city of three residential homes that suffered environmental contamination.
Confidential settlement for mortgage broker who was not properly paid wages (commissions) by a bank
"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
"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
"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
"My experience with [this] law firm was exceptional and [I] would definitely recommend." Home Health Aide Client
"I sleep better at night." Bryan Mailloux, SouthCoast Carpet One
"I am most impressed with their attention to detail and analytical preparation when resolving complex legal issues. They have kept all parties well informed as the case proceeds, and I have received nothing but positive feedback from all of our clients..." J. Fingliss, Esquire
"I wanted to make sure I thanked you both for a job well done. I look forward to working with you both in the future." Douglas C. Dufault, Jr., Esq.
"The check arrived today! Yep it did, and we couldn’t be happier. We are so very grateful that this ordeal is finally over..." Mr. & Mrs. Arizona
"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