Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt LLP is an AV rated, civil litigation firm with an unparalleled record of successful results for our clients, emphasizing prompt, economic resolution. We possess the knowledge to navigate all state and federal venues in California and Nevada for our clients, who include numerous Fortune 500 companies. We obtain the best possible solutions for our clients, efficiently and effectively meeting our clients' objectives. Our 95% success rate in trial speaks for itself.
Although highly successful at trial, we recognize that early resolution often meets our clients' objectives, and we pride ourselves on our early and accurate evaluation of all matters.
A key ingredient of our firm's success is the diversity of our attorneys. We are committed to diversity both within the firm and the profession of law at large. We are registered by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency as a minority-owned business, and we are a member of the California Minority Counsel Program. We are also proud to support several fellowships for minority students.

Featured Attorneys 

Michael R. Halvorsen


Michael R. Halvorsen is the managing partner of the Los Angeles office.  He consistently obtains excellent results for clients across a variety of practice areas, including commercial litigation and landlord-tenant law.  Mr. Halvorsen was a founding member of the firm's Los Angeles office in 2007 after working in our San Francisco office.  He graduated with a degree in English from the University of California in Santa Barbara followed by the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Apart from being an attorney, he greatly enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.

Priya Navaratnasingham


Priya Navaratnasingham specializes in civil litigation defense, with a focus on high exposure personal injury and wrongful death cases.  She consistently obtains favorable results on behalf of her Fortune 500 clients. Priya graduated magna cum laude from Northern Arizona University and earned her J.D. degree from Whittier Law School in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Priya defended clients in disputes arising out breach of partnership agreements, commercial leases, and misappropriation of trade secrets in Newport Beach.

Brian J. Hamilton


Brian J. Hamilton is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office, with a focus on personal injury, premises liability, and products liability defense. Mr. Hamilton received his Juris Doctorate in 2015 from Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington.  While in law school, He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lance Ito of the Los Angeles Superior Court, as well as a legal intern in the California Department of Justice Business and Tax Section. Prior to law school, Mr. Hamilton graduated cum laude from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.


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