Steven Phillips

Steven J. Phillips (Founding Partner)

In his forty-five years of practicing law, Steve has built a nationwide reputation as a pioneer in his work representing victims of wrongful workplace and environmental exposure to toxic substances. For the past 20 years he has also taught at Columbia University School of Law.


Diane Paolicelli

Diane Paolicelli (Founding Partner)

Diane has devoted her 30-year legal career to seeking justice for those who fall victim to the negligence and wrongful misconduct of others. An accomplished trial lawyer, she focuses on medical malpractice, complex product liability, environmental torts, civil rights, construction accidents and other personal injury cases.


Danielle George

Danielle George (Partner)

Danielle focuses on complex tort and product liability litigation, medical malpractice, and birth defects. Danielle has served as lead trial counsel in numerous matters involving obstetrical birth injuries, failure to diagnose various types of cancers, traumatic brain injury, stroke, defective medical devices, and wrongful death.


Daniel J. Woodard

Daniel J. Woodard (Partner)

Dan focuses on litigating medical malpractice, infant lead paint poisoning, and construction accident cases. Dan has a diverse background and experience in successfully handling numerous types of general tort cases, including representing individuals injured in chemical explosions, car accidents, and those injured by defective products.



 Victoria PhillipsVicki Phillips (Partner)

A Partner at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, since 2016, Vicki specializes in complex litigation  with an emphasis on product liability, toxic exposures, and class actions. Before  becoming a civil litigator, Vicki was an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan  District Attorney’s Office.



Melissa L. Stewart (Partner)

A Partner at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, since 2016, Melissa focuses on toxic exposure, consumer fraud, mass torts, and complex litigation.


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Brendan J. Tully (Partner)

A Partner at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, since 2016, Brendan represents veterans, workers and families who have been hurt by dangerous asbestos products and other dangerous chemicals.  He also represents accident victims and people that have been catastrophically hurt through medical malpractice.  Brendan has won tens of millions of dollars for his clients in verdicts and settlements and has garnered a national reputation for his work on asbestos contaminated consumer product cases and international product liability cases.





Ari Taub (Associate)

An Associate at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, Ari focuses his practice on medical malpractice, complex personal injury cases and birth defects litigation that result from toxic exposures.


Yitzchak Fogel(Associate)

An Associate at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, Yitzchak focuses his practice on complex personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and class actions.


James Plastiras (Associate)

 An associate at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, James focuses his practice on products liability matters, including representing veterans, workers, and families who have been hurt by dangerous asbestos products and other dangerous chemicals.

Michael Deruve (Associate)

 An associate at Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, Michael focuses his practice on mass torts, complex personal injury, and birth defect litigation that result from toxic exposures.