Tracy E. Phillips

Tracy E. Phillips

TEL: (202) 310-5536
FAX: (202) 310-5555

2020 K Street, N.W.
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20006

Tracy E. Phillips is a dedicated and thorough attorney with a passionate work ethic. Tracy’s work focuses on complex litigation, construction law, employment law and products liability.

Prior to beginning private practice, Tracy clerked for the Honorable Nelson W. Rupp, Jr. of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. During law school, Tracy was a member of the Catholic University Law Review. Additionally, she worked as a Rule 16 student prosecutor at the Montgomery County State’s Attorneys Office and interned in the Family Violence Unit. Tracy also served as a summer law clerk with the Felony Trial Unit of the office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland.

When Tracy joined Carr Maloney, she brought to the table significant jury and bench trial experience in multiple Maryland county courts as well as experience in settlement negotiations. Tracy has handled construction litigation and other complex matters. She has successfully argued dispositive motions, developed strategy for binding arbitration, taken and defended depositions, advocated for clients at mediation, and conducted written discovery. She’s also won challenging cases involving statutory claims per the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA).

Tracy’s clients rely on her for keen attention to detail, candor, and a commitment to preparation. This suite of skills helps clients feel comfortable during complex and emotionally challenging depositions, mediations, and trial. Tracy’s colleagues trust her reliability, willingness to go the extra mile, and ability to maintain perspective by seeing the humor in any situation.

Tracy is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the US District Court for the District of Maryland.


  • Won a Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) case involving a contract dispute over the sale of horses at a Frederick County farm. The Circuit Court jury found that the farm did not make any misrepresentations with respect to the sale of two horses.
  • Obtained a defense jury verdict in a case involving claims brought under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) against a restoration and remodeling contractor before the District Court for Harford County. The judge found that the homeowners owed payment to the contractor and that the contractor had not violated the MCPA.
  • Won a motion for judgment at trial in which a client in an automobile negligence claim had been involved in a three-car accident, in which the client’s car was sandwiched between two other drivers’ vehicles.
  • Assisted in winning a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a local developer facing claims of construction defects.
  • Represented a window and door company in a jury trial in which the plaintiff, a homeowner, claimed that the company had not “substantially completed” a renovation. The jury found that the project was substantially complete.
  • Won Summary Judgment on behalf of a non-profit organization in a case brought by a former employee alleging wrongful termination and unfair pay


Tracy lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband.  She enjoys spending time with her family in Delaware and stays active by taking SoulCycle and barre classes. Tracy still has faith in the Washington Redskins.

Practice Areas:
Complex Litigation
Product Liability
General Liability
Business Law & Commercial Litigation
Employment and Labor Law

District of Columbia
US District Courts
District of Maryland
District of Columbia

The Catholic University of
America, Columbus School of
Law, JD
Dickinson College BA

Co-Chair, Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation Fall Outing Committee (2018)
Chair, Montgomery County Bar Association, “Chambers Chat” (2015-2016)
Maryland State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
D.C. Defense Lawyers Association
Committee to Retain the Sitting
Judges of Montgomery County,
Maryland, Poll Volunteer
Coordinator (2013)