Mr. Stephens is a 2000 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He was admitted to practice in Ohio that same year.
From 2000 to 202 he served with distinction as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Mark P. Painter of the First District Court of Appeals.
In 2002 Phil joined the Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender in the Juvenile Division. In 2004, he was promoted to Municipal Court.
In 2006 Phil became on the four founding attorneys of the Law Office of the Public Defender’s Felony Division.
Since 2006, Phil has won numerous “Golden Gavel” awards for his Motion practice and litigation skills.