“From the DA’s Desk”
Founding Member & Chief Author
Robert Phillips, a retired state criminal prosecutor with almost thirty years’ experience and a former police officer, has been researching and writing legal briefs for decades. He focused on reviewing new case decisions during the last thirteen years of his work with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and has continued to do so since retiring in 2007.
Specializing in California and federal law, Mr. Phillips is an expert on Fourth (Search and Seizure), Fifth (Miranda / Self-Incrimination Law) and Sixth (Right to Counsel) Amendment issues. He has also authored numerous articles and short legal synopses on other criminal law and/or procedure topics.
Mr. Phillips’ reports and analyses have been used by courts, prosecutors, judges, chiefs, and sheriffs throughout California. He has been a valuable resource to the California Commission on P.O.S.T. and a contributing author for the California District Attorneys Association “Did You Know” and “Prosecutor’s Brief.”
Education & Licenses
- BS degree; California State University at Los Angeles in Police Science & Administration
- JD degree; Western State University, College of Law
- Admitted to the California State Bar 12/22/1976
- Prosecutor: San Diego District Attorney’s Office (Ret.)
- Prosecutor: Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
- San Diego Police Department
- P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Certificate