About Our Law Firm

Phillips & Thomas, LLC is a Kansas City area law firm located in Johnson County, Kansas. We are different from other firms in that we are specifically able to handle litigated issues and cases of high complexity in the following areas: business and consumer bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy debt relief, debt renegotiation, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, probation and diversion revocations, expungements, pardons, and traffic/DUI law. Our mission is to represent our clients zealously and provide the highest level of legal services in these areas.  

The law firm of Phillips & Thomas, LLC was formed in 2000 by the managing partners John Phillips and George Thomas.  All of our attorneys each have a minimum of 22 years of legal experience in practicing bankruptcy and criminal law in both Kansas and Missouri. It has been our privilege to represent, and achieve life-changing results for, thousands of clients in the Kansas City metro area, as well as across the states of Kansas and Missouri.There is no substitute for experience and proven results.

We are located at 5251 W 116th Place, Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211. We are in the Gibson Building located in Park Place, which is one block north of Town Center Plaza Shopping Center and across the street from the old Sprint Campus. We are very close to the busy intersection of 119th St and Nall, just a couple of minutes south of I-435, and a few minutes west of State Line Road.

Parking is always available and is free. We have parking garage spots available within a few feet of the door to our building, making entering our office easy and convenient. The building is also easily accessible for those with disabilities.

We serve clients in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and all of the outlying counties of Kansas City, including, but not limited to: Johnson County, Jackson County, Wyandotte County, Platte County, Miami County, and Clay County, Overland Park, Kansas City, Prairie Village, Olathe, Lenexa, Leawood, Lee’s Summit, Harrisonville, Raytown, Independence, Platte City, Liberty, Shawnee, Mission, and over 100 other municipalities in the KC area.

We schedule appointments at your convenience, and can be easily reached during and after working hours.

To schedule a free initial appointment with us, you can schedule an appointment using our online calendar by clicking here: https://calendly.com/phillipsandthomas. You can also call us at 913-385-9900, or email us at phillipsandthomas@gmail.com.

THE MANAGING PARTNERS

John D. Phillips

In the Petrified Forest National Park

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Truman University, 1993 (Magna Cum Laude)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Missouri, 1998
  • State of Kansas, 1999
  • Federal District Courts of Kansas and Missouri, 1998

John Phillips has been representing clients in bankruptcy, criminal, and traffic cases since 1998.  In his free time, John enjoys movies, alternative music, hiking, cars, and is a big history buff.  Additionally, he is a huge Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan and he is always willing to talk about the Royals and Chiefs with his clients. 

John Phillips’s email address:  phillipsandthomas@gmail.com

George J. Thomas

In the town of Olinda, Brazil
As a young lieutenant in the early 1990s

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State of Missouri, 1998
  • State of Kansas, 1999
  • Federal District Courts of Kansas and Missouri, 1998

Experience

  • State Prosecutor, Missouri
  • Major, U.S. Marine Corps

Languages

  • Portuguese (Falamos Português)

George Thomas graduated from MIT in 1990 and served for a number of years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps with deployed service worldwide, including Bosnia.  After leaving active duty, he attended law school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.  He graduated in 1998 and began practicing law immediately, representing individuals and businesses in both Kansas and Missouri.  He has extensive experience representing bankruptcy clients, including bankruptcy litigation experience, as well as criminal trial experience at the municipal, state, and federal levels.  His hobbies and interests include travel, writing, and translation of classical literature.  

He can be reached at:  geojthomas@gmail.com