Charlotte Attorney
Michael Phillips

Practice Areas:

Admitted to practice in:

  • State courts of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Courts-Martial in a Military Tribunal


  • Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina at Columbia


  • Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1997 to 2007 and was stationed in Quantico, Virginia; Newport, Rhode Island; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and Ar Ramadi, Iraq
  • Served as a Marine Corps Judge Advocate


  • Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
  • Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
  • Member of North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1160
  • Member of American Legion Post 9
  • Member of National Organization of Veterans Advocates


  • 2019 Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 Social Security Disability Lawyer

Other Facts:

  • Born in Hackensack, New Jersey; raised in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Veterans Disability Accredited Attorney

Osmund M.
Phillips and McCrea do great work. When I had my car accident they were very diligent in showing me the process. They took care of all the necessary paperwork and negotiation in my personal injury claim. They were both passionate and determined to get me my settlement. I am eternally grateful. Definitely 5 star lawyers in my book.
Denise D.
Philips and McCrea Law firm provided excellent service to entire family and friends. There have been several situations that I/family /friends have depended on their legal service’s. On each occasion they have been professional, knowledgeable and dependable. Providing excellent representation and guidance under stressful situations. I would highly recommend their legal service.
S. Jackson
I was recently injured in a car accident. Before hiring the firm, I tried to negotiate with the insurance company on my own and got no where. Marcel McCrea did an excellent job and helped me to recover much more than I expected. Marcel and his staff exceeded my expectations and provided great customer service. I highly recommend the firm!