The Law Offices of Dunn and Phillips has years of experience representing clients of diverse matters and needs. Our attorneys and paralegal staff have been helping people navigate through this process for many years. Our offices in Amherst, Springfield and Westfield are fully equipped to handle your situation. We can explain the entire process to you. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.You may think you do not have a claim. However, an experienced lawyer can advise you of your rights.

By coming to our offices, you can rely on our support in multiple areas of practice. When you walk in, you will be greeted by a staff member ready to help you. We will promptly return your phone calls and emails, updating you on your case. Our attorneys will provide vigorous representation, tireless preparation, and attention to detail in all aspects of your case.


Meet Our Attorneys, Paralegals, and Legal Assistants

Meet our Attorneys

Neil Phillips

Cornelius W Phillips, III

Specializing in all Civil Matters and Real Estate

Attorney Neil Phillips has been practicing law since 1979. He has handled thousands of cases involving real estate, serious personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, family law, and many others. As the founder of Dunn & Phillips, Attorney Phillips is known for his extreme dedication and passion for his clients.

Western New England College, School of Law, J.D. 1979
Westfield State College, B.S.



Wayne P.

Wayne H. Peereboom

Specializing in all Types of Personal Injury

Attorney Wayne H. Peereboom focuses on serious personal injury, wrongful death, general litigation, and trial practice. He has successfully mediated and settled cases in the million-dollar-plus range, and has achieved significant results for persons suffering serious, and sometimes catastrophic, injuries. Wayne has a genuine concern for those who seek his assistance. He works to get successful outcomes through determination, vigorous preparation and close attention to detail culminating in the presentation of the case with skilled written and oral advocacy. He received a J.D. in 1994 from Western New England University where he was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Competition team, and won the AmJur Award for Conflict of Laws.

Western New England College, School of Law, J.D. 1994
State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Cum Laude
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1994
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1995



Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Specializing in all Criminal and Personal Injury Matters

Attorney Phillips is recognized by his clients and colleagues as a tireless advocate. Attorney Phillips has a proven track record of negotiating and litigating personal injury cases and representing those charged with crimes. He has represented clients in numerous wrongful death claims and hundreds of cases involving: Manslaughter Armed Robbery ,Rape,OUI, Domestic Battery, Theft, Assault, Drug Trafficking, and much more. Attorney Phillips has appeared on CNN and Court TV commenting on trial strategies. He was a representative in a one-million dollar wrongful death recovery against big three automaker for roll over case.


  • Western New England University, School of Law, J.D.  Deans list
  • Westfield State College, B.S.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Elected Member Hampden County Bar Association Board of Directors, Hampden County Bar Association, 2014-Present

Pro Bono Service

  • Certified Hospice Volunteer
  • Mass Bar Association Dial -A- Lawyer
  • Hampden County Bar Association Tornado relief 
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer Program (2014)
  • Membership on the HCBA’s Pro Bono Committee
  • HCBA Legal Help Hotline
  • MBA Dial-A-Lawyer Program
  • Springfield District Court Lawyer for the Day Program
  • HCBA TV-40 Legal hot line
  • MBA Boston Marathon Bombing victims legal assistance program

Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Recognition Honor Roll
  • 2011 Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Recognition Honor Roll
  • 2012 Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Recognition Honor Roll
  • 2014 Massachusetts Bar Association - Access to Justice Pro Bono Publico Award

  • St. Thomas More Society Award
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono
    Recognition Award. –with Justice Francis X. Spina — at John Adams Courthouse.
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Recognition Award. - with Justice Robert J. Cordy


Classes/Seminars Taught: 

  • Health Care Proxys, POA’S, Wills/ Baystate Hospice Nurses and Staff. 2008
  • Power of Attorney, Wills, Homstead Act/ Springfield Police Union, 2010
  • Presenter The Massachusetts Judicial Selection Process/ Hampden County Bar Association, 2013



Amy Mottor

Amy Mottor


Amy Mottor is our newest attorney at Dunn and Phillips. While in law school, she received the Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, as well as the Angela Dales Spirit of ASL Memorial Award. She also served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Appalachian Journal of Law. In addition, her article “Morales and Taylor: The Future of Lethal Injection” was published in the Appalachian Journal of Law [6 Appalachian J.L. 287 (2007)]. She passed the Virginia Bar Exam in 2008 and Massachusetts Bar Exam in 2010. Amy brings her compassionate nature and hardworking attitude to our firm, along with a strong desire to help clients reach their desired goals.


  • Appalachian School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
  • Westfield State College, B.S.



  • Hampden County Bar Association



Meet our Paralegals


Valentina Davydov

Valentina Davydov



Val joined Dunn & Phillips, P.C. in August 1999 and has worked in a capacity of a paralegal for more than 16 years now. Val’s experience includes work primarily in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. She is also an assistant to Attorney Stephen Phillips who handles the firm’s criminal defense and civil litigation cases.
Val is a graduate from Westfield State University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science, Cum Laude. She is originally from Ukraine. In addition to being fluent in her native Ukrainian, Val also speaks Russian. In her spare time, Val enjoys spending quality time and traveling with her family, reading, and gardening.



Cherish Carlin


Cherish began working with Dunn and Phillips at age 15 and has since been an integral part of the Dunn and Phillips office. She received her Associate’s Degree from Springfield Technical Community College (2010) and her Bachelor’s Degree from Westfield State University. (2013) She currently handles personal injury cases including car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and workers compensation matters. She enjoys working directly with clients to try to keep them at ease, as the claims process can be a rather stressful time.



Meet our Legal Assistants


Christopher Fusick


Chris is currently a law student at Western New England University School of Law and has been with Dunn & Phillips since June 2012. His legal interests include bio ethics, military law, and human rights. He hopes to someday represent human trafficking victims or join the JAG corps.



Stephen Thomas


Stephen, a Waltham, MA native, has worked with Dunn & Phillips as a legal assistant in our Westfield office since May of 2010. Stephen is a graduate of Westfield State University, where he also received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in December of 2012, and works in conjunction with Attorney Scott W. Day in representing clients in legal matters including but not limited to: landlord tenant disputes, personal injury matters, consumer protection, real estate transactions, divorce proceedings, home improvement and business litigation, and consumer debt collection and defense, within the Commonwealth and the State of Connecticut. Stephen can be reached via e-mail at, and via telephone at (413) 562-8300.



John Auchter


John Auchter, a Western Massachusetts native, has worked with Dunn & Phillips as a legal assistant in our Springfield office since November 2005. He has attended University of Connecticut at Storrs and University of Massachusetts Amherst. He primarily works with estate planning, estate administration, real estate, domestic relations and family law matters.