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
$715,000 class action settlement to servers for unpaid tips and service fees
$75,000 settlement to four salespeople whose employer failed to pay overtime, Sunday and holiday premium pay
$825,000 settlement for the “buyout” by the city of three residential homes that suffered environmental contamination.
Confidential group settlement for 15 home health aids who were not paid travel time between patient appointments
Confidential settlement for mortgage broker who was not properly paid wages (commissions) by a bank
$6,000,000 settlement value to create handicapped accessibility in 8 Bristol County courthouses and registries of deeds
$637,000 combined settlement for two workers sexually harassed by their boss
$1,875,000 jury verdict for lesbian woman harassed and discriminated against at work by male co-workers and unchecked by town officials
Confidential settlement and job reinstatement for female victim of long-term gender discrimination
"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
"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.
"My experience with [this] law firm was exceptional and [I] would definitely recommend." 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 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)
"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
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)
"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