R. Glenn Phillips believes in fighting for justice for real people. He has been practicing since 1984 and has tried more than 100 civil jury trials. In addition, he has settled numerous million and multi-million dollar cases. Glenn understands that corporate America and the insurance companies have tried, and continued to try to deny real people access to justice. He believes strongly in the principle that all citizens have the right of access to the courts. Mr. Phillips owns Phillips Law Firm which operates in Washington, California and nationally handling serious personal injury, product liability, workman’s compensation, social security disability, medical malpractice, defective drug/device, and employee rights. Mr. Phillips has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbel (5.0 out of 5.0) and is an AV rated attorney. Mr. Phillips is actively involved in his firm’s defective drug and devices practice. Our mass tort practice has an inventory of over 4,000 cases, covering such products as Accutane, Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella, Fosamax, Avandia, Medtronic Infuse, GranuFlo, Mirena, Risperdal and defective devices such as shoulder pain pumps and DePuy hip implants. Mr. Phillips and his firm are recognized as leaders in pharmaceutical litigation and have been appointed to positions of leadership on various steering committees, science/ discovery committees and JCCP’s. Glenn is a member of the Washington state bar. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, and a Eagle member of the Washington Associate for Justice,and the non-profit organization of Public Justice. Glenn is a frequent speaker before such national groups as the National Trial Lawyers, Ammerican Association for Justice, Mass Torts Made Perfect, as well as various state trial lawyer groups.
Autumn J. Palumbo is a personal injury litigation attorney with the firm who has a long and successful track record of helping her clients achieve justice. Autumn’s clients are those who have been wrongfully injured in construction site accidents, motorcycle accidents, auto accidents and collisions that involve drunk drivers. Autumn has helped restore dignity to her clients in just about every legal setting, including mediations, arbitration hearings and jury trials. She has also fought on behalf of her clients in front of Division One of the Washington State Court of Appeals. As a result of her knowledge, track record and reputation in the legal industry, Autumn has been named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law and Politics every year since 2010 and in 2012, she was listed as one of the top Women Attorneys in Washington. Autumn also regularly serves as counsel to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries as Special Assistant Attorney General. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and is an Eagle member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Derek P. Radtke is a personal injury lawyer and an associate with Phillips Law Firm who has over 15 years of experience in helping people who are injured protect and enforce their legal rights in several different ways. Derek’s experience since 1997 includes a variety of strategies used to fight for the rights of his clients. These strategies include resolving personal injury cases through mediation, arbitration, trial, appeal or settlement. Derek has extensive trial experience trying both large and small personal injurymatters, including medical negligence. He is also appointed regularly as an arbitrator, deciding cases in King and Snohomish Counties. Derek is also a native and current resident of Snohomish County. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from Gonzaga University. He is admitted to practice in Washington State Courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Derek is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice.
Derek has been recognized by the lawyer rating association AVVO as being a Superb Rating of 10 of 10.
Leo Shishmanian is a litigation attorney at Phillips Law Firm representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. Leo has been practicing law since 1994 and has extensive experience in personal injury claims investigation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Leo presently represents persons who have been negligently injured in collisions involving automobiles, commercial vehicles and semi-trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians, and on dangerous premises and construction sites. Leo’s goal has always been to provide the highest quality representation aggressively, collegially, with compassion and the client’s best interests at heart. He has developed a reputation for doing just that while communicating honestly and clearly with clients, and treating all persons involved in the process with respect and dignity. Leo is a 1994 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of California at Davis in 1991. In the spring of 2002, Leo was selected by then local talk radio leader KVI Talk Radio 570 AM to host “Leo and the Law”, a live, call-in legal question-and-answer show which aired for 2 1/2 years. Leo is admitted to practice law in Washington and Idaho, and is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice, and a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.
Brian Padgett is the Supervising Attorney of the Phillips Law Firm Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation Division. He has been a zealous advocate for his clients at hearings before Administrative Law Judges on hundreds of occasions in nearly every region of the country. He has also assisted thousands of clients in winning their benefits without the need for a hearing.
Brian cares deeply about clients rights and the process of obtaining justice for each and every one of them.
Brian is a graduate of the Cardozo Law School in New York City. Prior to law school he earned his B.F.A. in Acting from Southern Oregon University. Brian is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association and is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice.
Lowell W. Finson is a trial attorney who handles serious personal injury, product liability, mass tort and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Finson a cum laude graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, in Cleveland, Ohio in 1974. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Finson graduated with honors from Miami University in 1971 in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. His primary area of practice is civil litigation, focusing on serious injuries arising out of defective drugs. Mr. Finson has been licensed to practice in Arizona since 1986 and in Ohio since 1974, and is admitted in all State and Federal Courts in California, Arizona and Ohio. In 2007, after over 33 years of practice, Mr. Finson passed the California State Bar Exam, considered to be one of the most difficult in the nation. He has tried over 100 jury trials in both State and Federal Courts. Additionally, Mr. Finson has argued in the Courts Of Appeals in Ohio, Arizona and the Second, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mr. Finson was a Board Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation, certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization from 1998-2004. He has handled hundreds of cases before the Industrial Commissions of Arizona and Ohio.
Mr. Finson was a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association from 2003 ? 2006. He has been a member of the American Association of Justice for most of his legal career, and is currently a member of the Avandia, Yasmin, Depuy, Fosamax, Actos, Transvaginal Mesh, Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft and Shoulder Pain Pump Litigation Sections, and is the Chairman of the Crestor Litigation Section, and is Lead Counsel in the California Crestor consolidated proceeding . Mr. Finson is a Red Cross Volunteer, and was on a panel of attorneys who rendered legal advice to victims of Hurricane Katrina that were evacuated and relocated to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Finson is also a member of the ACLU Arizona Attorneys Panel, which screens legal cases for consideration for litigation regarding victims of civil rights violations.
Currently, Mr. Finson is the Supervisor of the Mass Tort Division of the firm, and is responsible for cases involving many drugs and medical devices. Since 2005, he has put together a large staff of attorneys, medical legal specialists, paralegals and support staff which maintains over 4000 active cases, and is recognized as a leader in pharmaceutical medical legal science in the nation. He practices in State and Federal Courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, and Louisiana. His case load involves drugs and devices such as Avandia, Fosamax, Yasmin, GranuFlow, Pradaxa, Actos, Infuse Bone Graft, Actonel, Trasylol, and many others. . He also has national products liability cases in transvaginal mesh, and heart related device litigations. He is in leadership positions in several national litigation projects. He is on the Science and Discovery Committees in the Avandia Multidistrict Litigation centered in Philadelphia, and on the Executive Committee of the Avandia, Yasmin, Crestor, Actos and Shoulder Pain Pump Coordinated Proceeding in California. He has been asked to speak at various seminars across the nation, and most recently was invited to speak at a national semiinar on the subject of Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft. As a leader in the mass tort field, Mr. Finson brings his knowledge and position to bear upon the companies that continue to manufacture bad drugs and devices, in order to facilitate and resolve the claims of those who are their victims.
Jason Todd is an attorney working in Phillips Law Firm’s Mass Torts division, to which he brings a strong desire to help clients seek justice. Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and went on to obtain his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. Jason was admitted to practice in Washington State in 2009 and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. Prior to Joining Phillips Law Firm Jason worked as a personal injury attorney helping clients who were wrongfully injured.
Maridith Ramsey graduated from Loyola Law School – Los Angeles in May 2012. During her coursework she focused primarily on civil litigation, working as a legal extern for prominent Southern California trial firm, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, as well as the Disability Rights Legal Center. Following graduation she was awarded a Loyola Law School Fellowship which she completed with Family Law CASA of King County, a non-profit organization.
Maridith has been with Phillips Law Firm since July of 2012 and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2013. Today Maridith continues to work with Family Law CASA on a pro bono basis to safeguard the rights of children from low-income homes entangled in volatile family disputes. Her focus at Phillips Law Firm also remains on advocacy; she manages personal injury cases prior to lawsuit.
Before law school Maridith graduated with a B.S. from the University of South Carolina. In addition to the Washington State Bar, she is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice.
Ryan C. Castle is an attorney at Phillips Law Firm representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Washington State courts. In 2013, he was named a Washington State Association for Justice Diversity Scholar and has participated on several law editorial boards throughout Washington and the United States.
Ryan brings his years of experience as a teacher and refugee program developer to the practice of law. He earned his Master of Arts in Political Science degree at the American University in Cairo. He then returned home to obtain his law degree at Seattle University School of Law. Ryan is admitted to practice in Washington State and is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice and QLaw LGBT Bar Association. He has volunteered at La Raza Legal Aid Clinic and for the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation.
Ryan is fluent in Spanish.