LaWanda T. Phillips grew up in Wheaton, IL in DuPage County, where she graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School. After graduating high school, Ms. Phillips served in the military in the United States Army as a Transportation Management Coordinator. While stationed in Fort Carson, CO, Ms. Phillips served with her unit in Germany, Hungary and Croatia.
Upon being honorably discharged from the United States Army, Ms. Phillips attended the College of DuPage and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. After working in the corporate workplace for some years, Ms. Phillips returned to Northern Illinois University and earned her Juris Doctorate Law Degree from the College of Law. At the graduation ceremony, she received the Thurgood Marshall Award for the law student who most exemplified the principles stood for by Justice Thurgood Marshall.
After passing the bar exam, Ms. Phillips then went to work for the DuPage County Public Defender's Office where she gained extensive and invaluable experience as a Criminal Defense Attorney representing clients on over 3,000 cases. After working for the DuPage County Public Defender's Office for over 5 years, Ms. Phillips opened up her own law practice. The Law Office of LaWanda T. Phillips, LLC is located in Wheaton, IL in DuPage County. The Law Office represents clients with felony, misdemeanor or traffic cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County and Will County.
Ms. Phillips has gained a reputation of not being afraid to fight for her clients, from filing and arguing pre-trial motions to zealously and competently trying jury trials and bench trials. She has a great track record of successfully getting various types of cases dismissed or reduced, negotiating the best possible sentence and winning at trial.
Whether you decide you want to fight your case or you want to explore negotiating the best possible sentence, Ms. Phillips will work to provide you quality criminal defense with excellence!
For a free consultation call: 630-423-6422.