Amy Phillips

Attorney at law

About Amy
Prior to law school, Amy obtained an accounting degree and successfully passed the CPA exam in Illinois. While, she was never a practicing accountant, this knowledge allows her to understand complicated financial aspects of her legal work, particularly in the area of divorce.  She was also licensed in all four lines of insurance in Illinois.

Amy spent the first five years of her legal career working for Morrison & Foerster in New York representing Fortune 500 clients in billion dollar lawsuits.  While at Morrison & Foester, Amy learned valuable litigation skills from some of the best lawyers in the country.  She also tackled many difficult pro bono projects, primarily in family and housing court.

Wanting to be closer to her family, Amy returned to Cary, where she grew up.  She began practicing at Kilpatrick Townsend in Raleigh.  There she advised clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, and non-compete agreements.  She handled internal investigations, responses to EEOC and NLRB charges, discrimination litigation in federal court, wage and hour audits, and non-compete agreement litigation.   

Now Amy enjoys putting this diverse background to work for individual clients.  She is passionate about looking at all the angles of a legal matter and finding the best solution for each client.  She understands how impersonal the law can seem in matters with deep personal impact for the client.  She strives to never have her clients feel that way.

She lives in Cary with her son, whom she adopted through the foster care system.  She serves on the board of Mercy for America's Children, a support organization for children and families adoptive families.

Cornell, J.D. 2007

Bar Admissions:
New York
North Carolina