Professional Biography

Deborah J. Phillips Partner

Firmwide Associate Management Chair

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8586

    F +1.206.359.9586

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.8586

    DJPhillips@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Deborah Phillips is a partner in the firm's Litigation practice and has over 30 years' experience in complex business and commercial disputes. She has extensive experience in probate, trust and other fiduciary litigation matters, working with the firm's Personal Planning lawyers in all aspects of their work.

Professional Recognition

  • Perkins Coie Washington practice ranked Band 1, in Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), 2016
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Fellow, 2010 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • King County Bar Association, Judicial Conferencing Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section TEDRA Taskforce, Chair, 2009 - present; Member, 2003 - 2009
  • King County Probate Manual, Author, 2011
  • King County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, 1998 – 2008
  • Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1991 – 1993
  • Washington Judicial Performance Evaluation Appellate Courts Subcommittee, 1986 – 1988
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Council, 1983 – 1987; Appellate Delay Reduction Project, Advisory Board, 1982 – 1987

Community Involvement

  • Montlake Elementary School PTSA, Annual Fund Chair, 2008 - 2010
  • Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), President, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1993; Board of Directors, 1990 - 1993

Related Employment

  • King County Prosecutor's Office, Senior Appellate Attorney, 1984 - 1987; Deputy Prosecutor, 1980 - 1984
  • Law clerk and bailiff, Judge George H. Revelle, Jr., King County Superior Court, 1978 - 1979

EXPERIENCE

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.,
    cum laude
    , 1978
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.,
    with honors
    , 1974