About Us

Atty. Carol and Mel Phillips of Phillips Paralegal



The following statements were made in 2009, prior to her passing: I attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and graduated in May 1975. For many years, I was the only attorney in a small town in northern California. The significance of that statement is that I was considered the family lawyer for quite a few families in the area. I was required to become knowledgeable in a variety of civil subjects. The community was growing quickly, and the problems were quite diverse. I faced the necessity of handling problems in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Through working closely with families, I learned to handle not only specific problems but the underlying motivations and causes for those problems. Therefore, I became proficient in a wide variety of civil law subjects.


My husband Mel has worked with me over the years to serve our clients well. Together we offer a wide range of services to our clients for the best possible price. Mel holds his State of California General Engineering Contractor's License Class A, General Building Contractor’s License Class B, Electrical Contractor’s License C10, and Plumbing Contractor's License C36. His knowledge is very helpful in dealing with fire insurance loss and recovery, construction law, and many facets of real estate law. We have been involved in the development, sale, and leasing of commercial properties and multi-unit dwellings. I have served on the planning commission of Contra Costa County. We have significant experience in land use development and have worked effectively with the governmental agencies involved.

Mel and I enjoy working with families to help them achieve their goals. We feel we are quite effective in working through a wide variety of problems which arise during the course of life. Our clients find us to be dependable and efficient in helping them solve the problems they encounter. It will be our privilege to serve you.


The following statements were made in 2009, prior to her passing:
Mel Phillips has a practical knowledge of the titles listed above through practical experience.
Mel has worked and accomplished successful results in every vocation.