Cameron Phillips - Attorney
Cameron Phillips, Attorney Biography




Cameron Phillips 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. 


Financial problems almost always  lead to legal problems, including lawsuits, garnishments, levies and liens on your real property, and lots of unnecessary costs and fees that you can’t afford.

If you are not able to generally pay your monthly bills as they come due, you owe it to yourself, and to your family, to find out about bankruptcy.  It may not be right for your situation, but if it is, bankruptcy will economically and immediately get things back under control.  We are glad to offer free consultations to evaluate your situation.

Continuing to do what you have been doing, and expecting a different result, is just not rational.

We have been helping people resolve their financial problems, in a variety of different ways, since l981.

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Phone 208.667.5437 | Fax 208.664.2114 | 924 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814