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Phil is a great attorney. One good thing that separated him from most is that he explains you all the possibilities, not just some that suits attorneys. He has good circle of attorneys who cover other areas like Immigration and the issue will be taken care off from all sides. I recommended him to one of my friends for a case in San Jose and Phil successfully defended him and my friend is so happy and always mentions the same. He is always reachable and helps his level best. I definitely recommend Phil for any one that needs a trustworthy attorney who is good for you not just for them.

When I asked a friend of mine to refer me to a Lawyer, without hesitation he referred me to Phil Barnett.
From the outset Phil represented me with complete professionalism. He talked to me each step of the way and he fought to win a lesser charge.
It was a pleasure meeting Phil and I am truly thankful for all that he did for me.

Phil has represented me three times for DUI cases. In each instance, Mr. Phil was direct and honest with me about the possible resolution to each case. At no time did he make any false promises; rather, he did an outstanding job setting realistic expectations for me regarding what the court might decide in each instance. Along with being upfront, honest, and understanding during those stressful times, Mr. Phil skillfully directed my cases within the court system, using his knowledge and experience, to get my case heard based on our discussed and agreed upon timeline and preferred approach. I am very thankful for the way Mr. Phil dealt with me – he returns calls very quickly, usually that same day, if not within a few hours. He was always on time, if not early, to court. It was very clear to me that the court respects him, which allowed him to obtain for me resolutions to my cases that were more than I thought possible. Because of his diligence and approach, I have referred Mr. Phil to friends, and he has obtained similar results for them. I would recommend Mr. Phil to anyone that wants a professional lawyer of the highest standard to handle their case.

I have worked with Phil in San Mateo County on and off for more than 15 years, and have no hesitation in recommending him. From day 1, Phil has never failed to be timely, fair, and above all, ethical. Phil’s experience with criminal defense is clearly evident, and his clients benefit from this expertise.

Phil is an excellent attorney. I hired him as my criminal defense attorney because he was honest with me, straightforward, professional, and always treated me with respect. Phil explained every aspect of the legal processes related to my case. He succeeded in getting the best possible outcome for me during sentencing. His expertise was very comforting to myself and my family during a very difficult time.