• Cornell University School of Law, LL.M., 2018
    International and Comparative Law
  • Cornell University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Walla Walla University, B.A., 2014
  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Michigan State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Orange County Bar Association


Philip’s clients trust him because he relentlessly pursues justice and simplifies complex problems. He honed his skills while working as a public defender, where he led multiple trial and appeal teams to swift and decisive victories in high-stakes cases. While a public defender, Philip successfully argued in a court of appeals, briefed in a state supreme court, and researched, wrote, and argued all types of pretrial motions. He expertly pinpoints solutions from day one and creates endgame strategies to protect his clients’ interests if trials or appeals become necessary.

Philip earned both a JD with a specialization in advocacy and an LLM in international and comparative law from Cornell Law School. He served as managing editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy; participated in federal appellate clinics, mock trial, and moot court; and published a Note about the legal implications of decreasing scarcity. He studied at the Sorbonne, researched and wrote extensively about the implications of protected designations of origin, and honed skills to protect his clients’ international interests.