David J. Philipps

Juris Doctorate, University of Illinois College of Law, 1987
Bachelor’s of Arts, History, Political Science, and Honors Program, Loyola University Chicago, 1984

Bar Admission:
United States Supreme Court
State of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Illinois Northern District
Illinois Central District
Illinois Southern District
Indiana Northern District
Indiana Southern District
Oklahoma Western District
New York Western District
Eastern District of Tennessee
Western District of Wisconsin

David J. Philipps has over 30 years of experience as a consumer litigator, on both an individual and class basis, advocating for consumers who have been defrauded in a variety of ways. Mr. Philipps is most well-known for his strong advocacy for consumers who have been subjected to abusive and illegal actions by debt collectors.

From 1987-1988, he served as law clerk to Justice Benjamin K. Miller of the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1988, he joined the firm of Beeler, Schad & Diamond, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois, where his practice consisted of securities fraud and consumer litigation where he began litigating for consumers under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In 1999 when he co-founded a law firm, which is now known as Philipps & Philipps, Ltd., in Southwest suburban Chicago.

In his practice, Mr. Philipps has represented thousands of consumers in federal court, in both individual cases and class actions, under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). Mr. Philipps has been an active member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates since its founding in 1995 and has been a featured speaker on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act on numerous occasions.

David J. Philipps with Elizabeth Warren, NCLC 2017