Rachel Phillips Attorney at Engelman Berger


[email protected]
602.271.9090 MAIN
602.222.4962 DIRECT

602.222.4999 FAX
2800 North Central Avenue
Suite 1200
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Creditors’ Rights
Class Actions


The University of Arizona – J.D., cum laude, 2012
Seton Hall University – B.S., summa cum laude, 2008


Arizona State and Federal Courts

Assisted By

Heidi A.


Rachel Phillips practices in our litigation group. Ms. Phillips has experience litigating on behalf of a variety of clients across multiple industries in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining Engelman Berger, Rachel honed her legal skills at a large international law firm.



Providing innovative solutions and effective advocacy for clients.



National and Regional Banks and Financial Institutions
Business Owners
Commercial Landlords
Fortune 500 Companies
Professional Sports Teams
Sports Associations



Banking and Finance
Food and Beverage
Health Insurance
Property/Casualty Insurance
Waste Management
Real Estate


Career Highlights

Represented and obtained summary judgment on all counts in favor of retail company client facing over $16 million in damages claims relating to alleged breaches of contract

Obtained $10 million dollar deficiency judgment in favor of financial institution client after bench trial

Obtained dismissal of numerous lawsuits involving challenges to the validity of residential mortgages under various legal theories

Successfully represented parents of children wrongfully abducted and brought to the United States in violation of the Hague Convention (pro bono)


Additional Representative Experience

Represented lenders in connection with debt enforcement actions against commercial borrowers

Represented recycling and waste solutions provider seeking to prevent tortious interference with contracts and conversion of property

Represented food company in action involving claims and counterclaims for breach of contract and unfair enrichment related to alleged delivery of contaminated food products

Represented regional financial institution facing claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets

Represented commercial landlord in breach of lease action against fast food chain tenant

Coordinated e-discovery for professional sports teams in conjunction with multi-district concussion-related litigation

Defended health insurers in complex commercial litigation involving claims for personal injury, bad faith, and negligent credentialing

Represented insurance provider facing class action claims for negligence per se, negligence, and bad faith


Community Involvement

Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2014 – 2017

Phoenix Women’s Sports Association, Board Member, 2015 – 2017

Volunteer Lawyers Program


Awards and Recognition

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch, in Phoenix, AZ, in the field of Commercial Litigation, since 2022

Selected to Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, since 2016