Cameron Phillips (Retired June 2020)
Cameron grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and graduated from the Justin Morrill College, Michigan State University, in l972, with a degree in journalism-English composition.
Thereafter, Phillips migrated to Vail, Colorado where he played drums in a jazz trio, managed rental properties, sold real estate, wrote for the Vail Trail, and skied as much as possible.
In l974 Phillips was married to Sara Cumming, also a ski bum at the time, and together they moved back to Michigan for law school. Phillips graduated from the Thomas Cooley Law School in l978, passed the Michigan Bar exam in July of that year, and, with wife Sara and new born Emily in tow, returned to the west, landing in Coeur d’Alene in the late summer of l978.
Phillips interned at the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, becoming a deputy prosecutor in 1979 after passing the Idaho Bar, and remained there until l981, when he opened his offices in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Over the years since then, Cameron Phillips has handled claims against General Motors, Chrysler Corp., Honda, Toyota, and a number of less well known national companies regarding product defects. He has become one of the five or six most active bankruptcy practitioners in the northern part of the state, having handled hundreds of chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases.
Present representative commercial clients include Verizon Northwest, State Farm Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Nationwide Insurance. But most non-commercial clients of Cameron Phillips are just people who have legal problems that they need help solving.
Phillips is a past president of the Kootenai County Bar Association, a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the state bar, and a member of the Commercial Law League of America. He frequently volunteers to provide legal advice to the public, at no cost, through the St. Vincent’s legal clinic, and has on a number of occasions volunteered his time to grade bar exams for the Idaho State Bar.
Safa works as a associate attorney at Safa Michael Riadh and Cameron Phillips Attorneys at Law, having joined the team in 2017. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and a wide variety of areas which include criminal defense, general civil litigation, family law with a focus on amicable divorces.
Raised in Salt Lake City, Safa received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2017. While in law school, Safa served as President of the Student Bar Association and Executive Board Member of the Idaho Law Review. Safa had the honor competing for the University of Idaho College of Law’s bankruptcy moot court team, at the prestigious Duberstein Moot Court Competition at St. John’s University. Before becoming a part of the team at Safa Michael Riadh and Cameron Phillips Attorneys at Law, he was a summer intern at the Whitman County Prosecutor’s office, and at the Utah Supreme Court and District Court.
Safa is a driven, passionate, and a hard-working young attorney. He puts his clients first, in a professional but a personal manner. Call for your free consultation. 208-667-5437.