Top employment lawyer Amber Phillips at the Genie Harrison Law Firm

Amber Phillips

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Amber represents clients in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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Ms. Phillips has devoted her career to empowering victims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and abuse and assisting them in regaining control over their stories. Ms. Phillips has been with the Genie Harrison Law Firm since its inception in 2013 because of the firm’s dogged commitment to securing justice for victims against their abusers. In furtherance of this mission, she has obtained tens of millions of dollars for her clients and worked to change corporate and government cultures in an effort to create more inclusive, diverse, and compliant work environments.

Ms. Phillips’ career has been expansive, litigating in both state and federal court against private employers and governmental entities trying cases, authoring appellate briefs, and arguing cases in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has been a guest speaker on the subjects of sexual harassment and employment law and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star Honree” three years in a row—from 2018-2020 (a distinction that is bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in California).

Ms. Phillips is also a proud double-Bruin. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology and obtained her J.D. from UCLA Law, where she served as President of the UCLA School of Law Moot Court Honors Board, Co-Chair of the Juvenile Hall Clinic, Co-Chair of the Innocence Project, Managing Editor of the Women’s Law Journal, and a Writing Advisor for the Lawyering Skills Clinical Program. After graduation, she was selected as an American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Fellow, during which she clerked for Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court Kevin Brazile.

In addition to being an advocate for racial, gender, and economic equality, Ms. Phillips is also an activist for lung cancer awareness.

Outside of work, Ms. Phillips spends as much time as possible with the loves of her life—her husband, her brothers, and her American bulldog, Mayor Boogie Carlson.

Attorney Amber Phillips at Genie Harrison Law

Amber Phillips’ Case Highlights:

  • 2019 Seven figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2019 Seven figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2019 Multiple six figure settlements against national and international employers
  • 2018 Seven figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2017 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2016 Six figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2016 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2016 Six figure settlement against an international corporate employer
  • 2015 Seven figure settlement in two related cases against a Southern California public entity
  • 2015 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2015 Six figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2014 Seven figure settlement against Southern California public entity
  • 2014 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2014 Assisted in the trial Karina Bustillos v. Villa Restaurant, et al., which resulted in a six figure verdict and a seven figure attorneys’ fees award
  • 2013 Seven figure settlement in a class action against a national employer
  • 2013 Six figure settlement against Southern California public entity
  • 2013 Six figure settlement against an international corporate employer
  • 2013 Six figure settlement against an international corporate employer
  • 2012 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity

Other:

Argued in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • 2020 SuperLawyers Rising Stars Honoree
  • 2019 SuperLawyers Rising Stars Honoree
  • 2018 SuperLawyers Rising Stars Honoree
Genie Harrison Law Firm SuperLawyers Rising Stars honorees
What is Rising Stars?
To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process.
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