John Michael Phillips is an attorney, consumer and civil rights activist, and legal commentator from the United States. He is licensed to practice law in the following states: Florida, New York, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Washington, DC. Phillips has served as lead counsel in practice on several high-profile cases across the country. He won as lead counsel in a lawsuit filed by Donald J. Trump for President against Omarosa Manigault Newman. John is also the attorney for Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, and he featured in four episodes of the second season of the Netflix show Tiger King. John is leading a lawsuit against YNW Melly, a rapper serving time in prison for murder, on his Twitter account @JohnPhillips (; John keeps his fans up to date on the Melly situation.
Phillips has featured as a legal correspondent on NBC's The Today Show, MSNBC, HLN, BBC, Al Jazeera, RT TV, TV One, and other national media channels. He is a frequent guest and legal analyst on HLN (CNN's Headline News). Phillips covered the George Zimmerman verdict for HLN live from Sanford, Florida, and numerous high-profile cases for national media, including Jodi Arias and Casey Anthony. Phillips presented Courts & Sports, a locally aired podcast in Jacksonville, Florida, from 2011 to 2013. He's still frequented on Lex and Terry, a morning radio show. Phillips represented the duo in 2012 and conducted a call-in section where listeners could ask him legal questions. John has also been on TED Talk as a speaker where he talked about gender equality, as it can't be reprogrammed; however, it can be nurtured. This talk of his has about 400k views on YouTube (
Outside of the court, John excels in various professions, including speaking, podcasting, and becoming a television and radio personality.

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