As a practicing criminal defense attorney in Southern California for over 30 years, his passion and commitment to his clients has generated great respect for him in the community and amongst his peers; having received the "Local Heroes Award" from the Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper and Special Recognition from the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association.

He was also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the California Assembly and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2001 by Assembly woman Hannah Beth Jackson and Congresswoman Lois Capps.

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1983
California Polytechnic State University, B.A., with honors, 1980

Biography and Recognitions: 
Philip Dunn has been awarded an AV Peer Review Rating, an award identifying lawyers with very high to preeminent legal ability in the areas of expertise, integrity, and overall professional excellence

Order of Omega. Blue Key. Recipient
Outstanding Trial Attorney, 1986
Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association Outstanding Attorney Award, 2002
Local Heroes Award, Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper, 2001
Deputy Public Defender, Ventura County, 1984-1987.

Ventura County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association (Past President); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; California Public Defenders Association.