Stacy D. Phillips

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Green

Stacy D. Phillips, a Certified Family Law Specialist, is a Partner at Blank Rome LLP. She is the author of the book “Divorce: It’s All About Control – How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars”, now in its sixth printing. As a staunch supporter of victims’ rights, Ms. Phillips assisted in the drafting of Senate Bill 924 (codified in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.15), which extended the statute of limitations period for victims of domestic violence to sue their abusers in civil court.

Ms. Phillips represents business executives, entrepreneurs, sports, entertainment, political and religious figures, and other high-net-worth individuals. Former clients have included Darcy LaPier (former wife of Jean-Claude Van Damme), Darryl Strawberry, Bobby Brown (former husband of Whitney Houston), Erin Everly (former wife of Guns ‘n Roses’ Axl Rose), Toni Taupin (former wife of lyricist Bernie Taupin), Corina Villaraigosa (former wife of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa), Charlie Shanian (former husband of Tori Spelling), Jonathan Kaufer (former husband of Pia Zadora), Dean Sheremet (former husband of LeAnn Rimes), and Kelly Rutherford, to name but a few. In 2008, she also represented the Conservators with regard to Britney Spears’ family law matters.


Professional Honors

2020 Band 2 for Los Angeles, Family & Matrimonial Chambers High Net Worth
2018-Present Most Influential Woman Attorney Los Angeles Business Journal
2018-2019 Band 4 for Los Angeles, Family & Matrimonial Chambers High Net Worth
2016 Ten Best Female Attorneys in Los Angeles American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2010 – 2011, 2013 – Present Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers Super Lawyers
2010 – 2012 Women Leaders in the Law The Recorder
2007 Best of the Bar Los Angeles Business Journal
2006 – 2013
2018 – Present
500 Leading Lawyers in America Lawdragon
2006 – Present Top 100 Southern California Lawyers Super Lawyers
2005 – Present Top 50 Women Southern California Lawyers Super Lawyers
2004 – Present Southern California Super Lawyers Super Lawyers
1999 – Present Top Women Lawyers (formerly Top Women Litigators) Los Angeles Daily Journal
2003 – Present Best Lawyers® in America Best Lawyers in America
1991 – Present AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
1998 50 Most Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law Los Angeles Business Journal
1998 Top 20 Lawyers in Los Angeles Under the Age of 40 Los Angeles Daily Journal

 

Awards

2018 Woman of the Year LA County Commission on Women
2016 – Present 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles Los Angeles Business Journal
2015 Altruist of the Year Modern Luxury Magazine
2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Enterprising Women Magazin
2014 Top Women Entrepreneur Award
Women Making a Difference
Los Angeles Business Journal
2014 Volunteer of the Year Award
Dynamic Women of Los Angeles
Angeleno Magazine

2014

Woman of Philanthropy Award Comerica Bank
2010 Power Philanthropist Award STARCARE
2009 Jurisprudence Award Anti-Defamation League
2009 Family Law Attorney of the Year Award Century City Bar Association
2009 Griffin Bell Community Service Award (on behalf of the firm)
LACBA Center for Civic Mediation
2008 Spirit of Hope Award Tower Cancer Research Foundation
2006 Certificate of Commendation Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
2006 Certificate of Commendation Councilman Jack Weiss
2006 Certificate of Commendation City of Los Angeles
2005 Women to Watch Award Jewish Women International
2005 Women of Achievement Award AMIT
2002 Women of Accomplishment Award Century City Chamber of Commerce
2001 Women Who Make a Difference Award Los Angeles Business Journal
2001 Women of Accomplishment Award B’nai Zion Foundation
2001 Patricia A. McClure Award Asthma & Allergy Foundation
2000 Women of Action Award Israel Cancer Research Fund

 

Professional Activities

2018 – Present Public Counsel Board of Directors
1999 – Present Adopt-A-Center Program Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Blank Rome Adopt-A-Center Program (formerly the Phillips Lerner Adopt-A-Center Program)
2005 – 2016 Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Board of Ambassadors
2000 – 2004 Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Chair of the Corporate Development Committee
1999 – 2004 Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Board of Directors
1997 – 2013 Affordable Living for the Aging (formerly known as Alternative Living for the Aging) Board of Trustees
1996 – 1997 Affordable Living for the Aging (formerly known as Alternative Living for the Aging) President, Board of Directors
1994 – 1996 Affordable Living for the Aging (formerly known as Alternative Living for the Aging) Vice President, Board of Directors
1991 – 1997 Affordable Living for the Aging (formerly known as Alternative Living for the Aging) Board of Directors
2002 – 2012 Legal Momentum (formerly known as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) Board of Directors
1995 – 2012 Legal Momentum (formerly known as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) Member
2002 – 2004 Legal Momentum (formerly known as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) Co-Chair, California Leadership Council
1999 – 2007 Women of Los Angeles Advisory Board
1998 – 2007 Women of Los Angeles Member
2005 – 2008 Columbia University School of Law Board of Visitors
2003 – 2004 B’nai Zion Board of Directors
1997 – 2002 Women’s Leadership Forum Member
1999 – 2001 Cedars-Sinai Hospital Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular Steering Committee
1999 – 2000 Cedars-Sinai Hospital Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular Luncheon Committee
1997 – 1999 Women’s Political Committee Co-Chair
1991 – 2000 Women’s Political Committee Member
1990 Dartmouth College Co-founder of The Phillips Samuels Victor Fund for the Dartmouth College Ethics Institute (formerly known as The Helen and Louis Phillips Memorial Fund and The Phillips Family Fund)
2012 –
Present
Los Angeles Superior Court Volunteer Mediator – mediate complex cases for the Family Law Court, V.A.S.T. Program (Voluntary Attorney Settlement Team)
1990s Los Angeles Superior Court Volunteer Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court, West District
1984 – 1986 Los Angeles Superior Court Dependency Court Pro Bono volunteer attorney, representing abused and neglected children in a program coordinated by the Los Angeles Superior Court and the Los Angeles County Bar Association2012
2012 Beverly Hills Bar Association Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association 80th Anniversary/Birthday Party Committee and Mistress of Ceremonies
1980s Beverly Hills Bar Association Attorney trainer in mediation, Beverly Hills Bar Association Mediator Referral Service