Jessica L. Phillips

(805) 962-1930

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Lead Counsel
BBB Accredited
Multi-Million Dollar Forum
Consumer Attorneys of California

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2011 (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2012 (inactive)
  • California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2018


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    -J.D. – 2011
  • High Point University, High Point, North Carolina
    -B.A. – 2008
    -Honors: cum laude
    -Honors: Dean’s List
    -Major: Human Relations
    -Minor: Concentration in nonprofit and business organizations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Board Member, 2021 to Present
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, Board Member, 2020 to Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2017 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Operation Jump Start, Mentor, 2018 to Present
  • Storyteller Children’s Center, Present

Past Positions

  • Doniger / Burroughs, Associate Attorney, 2018 to 2019
  • Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2012 to 2018


  • English


Jessica is a Partner with the law offices of Maho & Prentice, LLP. She practices civil litigation with an emphasis on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, toxic tort, and sudden and catastrophic injuries.

Prior to joining Maho & Prentice, LLP, Jessica was a trial attorney at a boutique law firm in Baltimore, Maryland that focused its practice on complex civil litigation, representing plaintiffs in personal injury and insurance matters. As part of the trial team, she successfully tried multiple cases and obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts on behalf of her clients. Jessica also worked as trial counsel at a law firm in Venice, California representing clients in the art, fashion, music, entertainment, and photography industries, with a focus on copyright and contract litigation. Notably, she worked on behalf of songwriter and recording artist Jaime Ciero in litigation against The Walt Disney Company in a copyright dispute regarding the hit song Let It Go from the Frozen soundtrack. Ciero v. The Walt Disney Company, et al. U.S.D.C. Case No. 17-cv-08544 GW (MRWx).

Jessica has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. This honor recognizes the top 2.5% of all attorneys under 40 years of age. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. She has also been a speaker at a national litigation conference on the topic of insurance coverage and the implications of litigation.

Jessica is currently an active board member of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, the Storyteller Children’s Center, and the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. In her free time, Jessica can be found with her husband walking their two dogs (Teak and Scout) around town and on the beach.