Carrie D. Phillips

Kansas City, Missouri / Associate

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Carrie Phillips specializes in complex civil and business litigation. Carrie graduated in 2014 from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was Note and Comment Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. After law school, Carrie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe at the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and as a law clerk to the Honorable Joe Heaton at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

 

Significant Representations

Tried fraudulent transfer action and obtained multi million judgment in favor of Hong Kong lending institution.

Defended Am Law 100 firm in malpractice action brought by a federal receiver.

Conducted internal investigations for various companies and board committees on matters involving auditing issues, whistleblower complaints, and claims of sexual assault.

Represented Fortune 500 Company in getting class action claim dismissed during preliminary stages of litigation.

Obtained $6.5 million judgment for Hong Kong lending institution on breach of contract claim related to aviation loan. In subsequent proceedings before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, successfully defended judgment and secured ruling requiring borrower to reimburse lender’s attorney fees.

Prosecuted mechanic’s lien and related claims on behalf of local construction company.

Defended various employment claims asserted against local companies.

On a pro bono basis, prosecuted copyright infringement on behalf of author to end misappropriation of book character.

On a pro bono basis, defended charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Civil
  • Business Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Professional Liability
Prior Work Experience

Term Law Clerk, Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe,
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2015–2016

Term Law Clerk, Honorable Joe Heaton,
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, 2014-2015

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2014
Oklahoma Law Review – Note and Comment Editor

University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., Economics, summa cum laude,  2011

Honors & Awards

Order of the Barristers
Order of the Scribes
Order of the Coif

Publications

Oklahoma’s Indigency Determination Scheme: A Call for Uniformity, 66 OKLA. L. Rev. 655 (2014)

Memberships

Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section

Bar Admissions

Missouri

Kansas

Oklahoma

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

United States District Court for the District of Kansas

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit