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
$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
$6,000,000 settlement value to create handicapped accessibility in 8 Bristol County courthouses and registries of deeds
$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 group settlement for 15 home health aids who were not paid travel time between patient appointments
$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
$825,000 settlement for the “buyout” by the city of three residential homes that suffered environmental contamination.
$86,000 settlement awarded to 3 employees who were victims of sexual harassment by their boss
$5M settlement for client who \was hit by driver under the influence resulting in TBI and coma
$401,000 class action settlement for patients who had been overcharged for their breast cancer treatment medication by their prescription drug benefits management company and insurer
$120,000 settlement in a discrimination lawsuit for wrongful termination based on a physical disability
"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
"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
"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 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 sleep better at night." Bryan Mailloux, SouthCoast Carpet One
"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)
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)
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