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.

Founding Partners

Robert K. Phillips


Robert K. Phillips is a veteran of over 100 trials. As defense counsel, Mr. Phillips has obtained a defense verdict in 95% of his jury trials. In the 5% of jury trials in which a defense verdict was not rendered, the ultimate award was less than his clients’ settlement offer prior to trial. Mr. Phillips has successfully tried all cases in which he has represented plaintiffs, obtaining millions of dollars for his clients including awards of punitive damages.

Gregory L. Spallas


Gregory L. Spallas has extensive experience in the field of civil litigation, with a special emphasis on the defense of personal injury and employment related litigation, including the defense of claims premised upon sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA violations, wrongful termination, Labor Code §132(a) claims, and wage and hour issues. Mr. Spallas has successfully tried numerous multi-million dollar cases to verdict.

Todd A. Angstadt


Todd A. Angstadt’s practice emphasizes landlord-tenant law, personal injury and premises liability.  Mr. Angstadt has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Angstadt is a settlement conference panelist for the San Francisco Superior Court, and he has served as a temporary judge in Alameda County.


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