The North Carolina Bar lawsuit against Alan Philips was dropped. Thank you for your support! Please keep tabs on our website and social media for further updates on similar issues. Meanwhile, please consider making a small donation to help us continue what we do!
Here’s how you can help – Act Now!
- CONTACT the NC Governor, Roy Cooper, asking him to pursue an independent investigation into the NC State Bar, here’s some talking points.
- CONTACT the NC Supreme Court Clerk of Courts, Amy Funderburk, asking her to pursue an independent investigation into the NC State Bar, here’s some talking points.
- DONATE to Attorney Phillips’ legal defense.
- SIGN our Online Letter of Support.
Update on Alan
After a hearing at Wake County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Attorney Alan Phillips was was ordered back to jail for a third time, and his license was suspended for at least until his next hearing on June 24, 2019. The judge can do this up to a cumulative year in jail. So this harassment of Attorney Phillips could continue for a long time.
Alan has been already been jailed on Thursday, May 9, 2019, and on and Monday, April 29, 2019, for 48 hours each, for “contempt of court” after he refused to breach attorney client privilege. The North Carolina State Bar is demanding that Phillips turn over years of privileged client files in a retaliatory fishing expedition lawsuit, after he filed a complaint against the bar for alleged misconduct; the Bar internally dismissed Phillips’ complaint and a subsequent follow-up complaint. Incidentally, OAMF filed a complaint that was also internally dismissed.
Alan has done nothing illegal, the NC State Bar has not provided the court any evidence of wrongdoing on Alan’s part, and this entire lawsuit is a fishing expedition to try and discover some wrongdoing on Alan’s part in an effort to silence him and/or retaliate against him for filing a complaint against the Bar.
Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom, on behalf of health freedom organizations across the country and their hundreds of thousands of followers, is demanding that both North Carolina State Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Supreme Court pursue independent investigations into the State Bar’s misconduct, as required by prior legal precedence. Please help us achieve this by taking a few minutes to complete the action items below!
OAMF’s Stephanie Stock Recently Discussing Alan’s Story via Live Stream with The Wild Doc
OAMF’s Stephanie Stock Recently Discussing Alan’s Story on the RSB Show
Timeline of Documentation for Alan’s Case
For a more detailed chronological background of how this has all transpired, please see the below resources:
- May 21, 2019 – Hearing / Court Room Recording. 🎧
- May 20, 2019 – OAMF’s Press Release sent to over 400 NC media contacts.
- May 20, 2019 – OAMF’s letter sent to NC Governor Roy Cooper.
- May 20, 2019 – OAMF’s letter sent to NC Attorney General Josh Stein.
- May 20, 2019 – OAMF’s packet sent to all NC Senators and NC Representatives, and all their aides.
- May 20, 2019 – OAMF’s letter sent to NC Supreme Court Clerk Amy Funderburk.
- May 13, 2019 – OAMF’s letter sent to NC Supreme Court Clerk Amy Funderburk.
- May 13, 2019 – NC WTVD ABC11’s news segment and article on Alan’s case. 🎥
- May 13, 2019 – OAMF Statement to Gloria Rodriguez from NC WTVD ABC11.
- May 10, 2019 – OAMF’s Press Release.
- May 10, 2019 – Alan’s story on the Robert Scott Bell Show website and on the live show. 🎥
- May 9, 2019 – Lawyers Weekly article covering the May 9, 2019 hearing.
- May 9, 2019 – Alan held in contempt of court for the second time and sent to jail for 48hrs.
- May 9, 2019 – Hearing / Court Room Recording. 🎧
- May 8, 2019 – OAMF’s letter, with 3779 signatures attached, sent to NC Governor Roy Cooper and cc’d to over 400 NC media contacts.
- May 8, 2019 – OAMF’s letter, with 3779 signatures attached, sent to NC Attorney General Josh Stein.
- May 8, 2019 – OAMF’s letter, with 3779 signatures attached, sent to every NC State Senator.
- May 8, 2019 – OAMF’s letter, with 3779 signatures attached, sent to every NC State Representative.
- May 7, 2019 – Weston A. Price Foundation Action Alert
- May 3, 2019 – OAMF’s Press Release.
- May 1, 2019 – Health Freedom Idaho’s article about Alan’s case.
- April 30, 2019 – Court Order for Alan to turn over documents.
- April 29, 2019 – Alan held in contempt of court and sent to jail for 48hrs.
- April 29, 2019 – Hearing / Court Room Recording. 🎧
- April 25, 2019 – Hearing / Court Room Recording. 🎧
- April 21, 2019 – OAMF’s Press Release.
- April 3, 2019 – Alan’s Press Release.
- April 2, 2019 – Alan’s Press Release.
- April 1, 2019 – Green Med Info website blog post about Alan’s case.
- March 11, 2019 – Alan’s letter to NC Governor Roy Cooper.
- March 1, 2019 – Alan’s Press Release.
- February 26, 2019 – Alan’s Press Release.
- February 12, 2019 – Court order for Alan to supply NC State Bar with discovery.
- February 7, 2019 – Alan’s motion documenting NC Bar misconduct in open court.
- February 7, 2019 – Hearing / Court Room Recording. 🎧
- September 18, 2018 – Age of Autism’s article about Alan’s case.
- July 17, 2018 – Alan’s response to said lawsuit.
- Part 5 – Formation of Bar Watch, Inc.
- May 1, 2018 – NC State Bar’s lawsuit against Alan.
- Part 4 – NC State Bar Lawsuit Against Attorney Phillips.
- April 10, 2018 – NC Bar letter further dismissing Alan’s grievance complaint against the Bar.
- March 9, 2018 – Alan’s supplemental complaint against the NC State Bar.
- February 19, 2018 – NC Bar letter dismissing Alan’s grievance complaint against the Bar.
- December 17, 2017 – Alan’s amended complaint to and against the NC State Bar.
- Part 3 – Complaints Against Bar Attorneys and Officers.
- November 8, 2017 – Opinion memorandum concerning Alan’s law practices (did Alan do anything wrong?).
- Late 2017 – Various organizations file complaints against the NC State Bar.
- October 12, 2017 – OAMF’s original complaint to and against the NC State Bar, which was dismissed by the Bar.
- Part 2 – 2017 Grievance Complaint Against Attorney Phillips.
- February 10, 2017 – Letter of Warning sent to Alan from the NC State Bar.
- Part 1 – 2016-2017 Grievance Investigation.
- Summary – A brief overview of Alan’s case.
- Please Note – Countless character reference letters that have been submitted on behalf of Alan.
Who is Attorney Alan Phillips?
Alan Phillips, J.D. is a nationally recognized expert and presenter on vaccine policy and law, and is the nation’s only attorney whose practice is focused solely on vaccine exemptions and legislative activism. He works with clients, attorneys, legislators, and activists throughout the U.S. concerning vaccines required at birth; for daycare, grade school, and college enrollment; as a condition of employment; for military members and families; for immigrants; for children of parents in child custody disputes; for international travel; and various subsets of these categories.
Attorney Phillips is a friend of OAMF and has participated in a number of our events and video interviews, including this Guillain-Barré Syndrome awareness event that took place at the Ohio Statehouse in January of 2018:
Talking Points for Speaking with the Governor’s Office and the Supreme Court
- With no formal allegations against him, NC Judge puts Attorney Alan Phillips in jail three times for failing to comply with an illegal court order.
- With no evidence of any wrongdoing, the NC State Bar is demanding that Attorney Alan Phillips reveal years of client records.
- The NC State Bar issued a Letter of Warning to NC Attorney Alan Phillips in Feb 2017 that directly contradicts the evidence. A independent legal expert’s review of the evidence supports a conclusion that the NC State Bar investigator fabricated facts and law. Read more.
- NC State Bar has ignored at least three complaints that Attorney Alan Phillips has submitted against Bar attorneys for their conduct and a number of other complaints that organizations nationwide have submitted regarding the same, all have been dismissed by the State Bar. Legal precedent that says NC State Bar can’t investigate itself: Boyce v. N.C. State Bar, 814 S.E.2d 127 (N.C. App., 2018). Read more.
- In February of 2019, a NC State Bar attorney committed misconduct in open court by knowingly making misleading statements to the judge. Read more.
- Attorney Alan Phillips is not the only attorney who has recently faced disbarment by the NC State Bar under unethical circumstances.
- Additional, more detailed information can be found at https://barwatchonline.org