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John S. Phillips has been working as an Attorney with ADAMS•LANDENWICH•WALTON since the firm was formed in 2018. Beginning in 2015, he worked as an Associate of Clay Daniel Walton & Adams, PLC until it was dissolved in 2018. Prior to going to work in private practice, he was a Staff Attorney for the Honorable Thomas D. Wingate of the 48th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, where he gained invaluable experience working with civil litigation. John graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as a Staff Editor and Notes Editor for The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law. He is currently licensed and admitted to practice law in the state of Kentucky, the federal Eastern District of Kentucky, the federal Western District of Kentucky, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
John has built a law practice on providing those who have been mistreated in the workplace an opportunity to be heard and a mechanism to make things right. As a young adult working full-time as a fork-lift operator in a toilet paper factory on a twelve hour night shift, John saw the power that employers have over their employees. He witnessed first hand the mistreatment of workers. At that time, he had not yet attended law school, and was not aware of protections employees are afforded under state and federal law. Many employees are similarly unaware that the mistreatment they experience is not only wrong, but is also often actionable under the law.
As an attorney, John has focused his practice areas on civil rights litigation and employment cases. He believes his responsibilities as an attorney include educating others about their rights in the workplace and advocating for those who need representation. In his own words he says, “we all deserve to be treated fairly. No one should be discriminated against because of their nationality, the color of their skin, their gender, or whether they are part of the LGBT community. We all deserve to be treated with equal respect.” John is working for this kind of fair treatment for all employees by their employers.