Antwan D. Phillips

Antwan is committed to the community. He is a Little Rock native and has dedicated his free time to serve a number of nonprofits that focus on improving the lives of children, public education, and overall quality of life in Little Rock. His community involvement has helped establish and grow his municipal governmental relations practice.


Professional Experience

Antwan Phillips has a trial-oriented practice. His practice includes personal injury defense, premises liability, products liability, dental malpractice and trucking litigation. Phillips also represents a number of county and municipal governments on a variety of municipal law and finance issues. Phillips’ more recent experience includes:

  • Defense of major automobile insurance companies in personal injury actions.
  • Defense of major automobile manufacturer in actions involving Arkansas Lemon Law and Magunson-Moss Warranty Act.
  • Defense of trucking companies in lawsuits involving personal injury and loss of life.
  • Defense of dentists in dental malpractice lawsuits involving cosmetic and endodontic dentistry.
  • Representation of municipalities in municipal finance issues in acquiring bond financing for construction improvements.

Recognition

In 2013, Arkansas Business included Phillips in the annual “20 in their 20s” issue. Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized him as a “Rising Star” in the area of Civil Litigation Defense since 2014. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. In 2016, he was appointed Vice Chair of DRI’s Young Lawyers Specialized Litigation Group. He is also a member and executive committee member of the Overton Inn of Court. In 2012, Phillips graduated as a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates Trial College, after completing intensive trial training at Harvard Law School in Boston, MA.

Community Involvement

Phillips is an alumnus of the Arkansas Commitment program and is the past President of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas Board of Directors. He is also the President of the Public Education Foundation of Little Rock and a member of the Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholders Group as appointed by the State Board of Education. Phillips was also selected as one of the co-chairs for Think Big Little Rock, a group established by Fifty for the Future and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is charged with strategizing ways to enhance life in Little Rock and the surrounding communities.

Phillips is a also regular contributor to the Arkansas Times on legal and education-related issues. He previously served as an adjunct professor at the Bowen School of Law, where he taught a course on Sports Law.


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