Kathleen was born and raised in Tulare, California. Kathleen currently practices in the broad field of civil litigation, and also in estate planning.

Kathleen has experience litigating disputes between businesses, and also handling employment issues on both the employer and employee side. She has experience drafting contracts and negotiating terms that are beneficial to her clients. Being a Tulare native, accompanied with Kathleen's experience in building good relationships in Visalia's legal arena, gives Kathleen the opportunity to utilize those relationships to better serve her clients.


Kathleen was admitted to the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court in 2010. She formed Phillips Law in January 2010. Kathleen ventured out to form this practice after gaining invaluable experience clerking at a top civil litigation firm in the Central Valley for over three years.

Kathleen graduated from San Joaquin College of Law with High Honors. While attending law school, Kathleen was the recipient of Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Civil Trial Practice, Employment Law, Wills and Trusts, and Real Property.

Kathleen was the recipient of the Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Memorial Scholarship in 2008, recognizing women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service in the community, chaired by Fresno County Women Lawyers.

Kathleen is a Member of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review and served as the Editor-in-Chief in 2008-2009.

Kathleen was published by the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review in 2008 for her Comment "Honeybee Nice to Your Neighbors: Solutions to the Dispute Between Beekeepers and Citrus Growers in California's San Joaquin Valley." (17 S.J. Agric. L. Rev. 227.)

Kathleen possesses a Paralegal Certificate approved by the American Bar Association.

  • The State Bar of California
  • Tulare County Bar Association
  • Rotary International
  • Tulare Chamber of Commerce
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review

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