Phillip T. Vondra, Esq. is a local graduate of Serrano High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine. From there he went on to San Diego and graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1991, and was admitted to practice law in 1992. Phil became a successful attorney in the San Diego area gaining valuable courtroom experience handling criminal defense cases. In 1998 Phil decided to return to the High Desert area to raise a family and open a personal injury practice in Phelan. As a personal injury attorney he prides himself on giving honest advice. He understands that in a small, tight-knit community like the High Desert, word of mouth is everything. The majority of his cases have come from word of mouth referrals.
Phil's tremendous success as a personal injury attorney stems from his passion and determination to help his clients combined with his superior expertise in litigation and negotiations. Insurance companies and defense attorneys know and respect Phil as a relentless and savvy litigator, and a superior negotiator. Clients love Phil for his passion and concern for them, and for his good nature and solid character.
Phil is a great father, and is deeply involved in a variety of community organizations such as the Wrightwood Disaster Preparedness Team and the CERT Program. He is a model citizen who cares deeply about his community.
Mr. Hanna received his BA from the Evergreen State College in 1976. He received a Master’s degree in education at the University of Idaho in 1978 while working as a teacher/intern at a local middle school. Mr. Hanna worked as a certified secondary teacher in both Washington State and California until 1988.
In 1988, Mr. Hanna received a juris doctor from Western State University and was licensed to practice law in California. He practiced criminal law with the firm of Stewart and Barnett in Santa Ana, California until 1992 and completed over 20 jury trials. In 1992, Mr. Hanna moved to the High Desert and has practiced workers’ compensation ever since. In addition to representing injured workers, Mr. Hanna has also practiced for over one year as a defense attorney representing insurance companies and employers with the Law Firm of McDermott and McNamara. He returned to applicant practice with additional skills and knowledge to maximize benefits for his clients.
Mr. Hanna is certified by the State Bar of California as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist. He is also a member of the California Applicant Attorney Association which advocates increased benefits for injured workers throughout California.
Kathleen L. Butler earned her law degree at Western State University College of Law, in Fullerton, CA, and graduated in 1990. Before obtaining her law degree, she became a workers’ compensation legal secretary at age 21 and worked for that defense firm for 26 years, working her way up to bookkeeper, office manager, and when she passed the bar, an attorney. She then left that firm to venture out on her own, where she practiced Family Law and Personal Injury for 6 years. Kathleen moved to the High Desert in 1991, and returned to practicing workers compensation as her preference; both in representing injured workers and insurance companies.
Kathleen has been successful both in representing injured workers and representing defendant insurance companies in workers’ compensation matters; including handling subrogation matters in workers’ compensation. Her background from working from the ground up in a law firm has made her compassionate to both her staff and her clients. She also owned a Bakery in Wrightwood California for a period of 4 years; and we have decided that is why she is so sweet. She is now a powerhouse for injured workers; with the special knowledge of how the insurance companies think and work.
Mr. Vondra's personnel is timely, always ready to answer my questions and have shown to be very proactive. I have no doubts about their abilities!
- D Hamilton. 4/22/2020
I was hit by a drunk driver who ran through a red light. Mr.Vondra took my case and has made me feel at ease this whole experience. I do not know how I would have gotten through this without the help og him and his team!
- sabrina marie. 4/20/2020
Phil is a great person best lawyer in the desert he has help me on my cases before I would recommend Phil for any law cases and he is very professional ....
- Steve Thursby. 8/5/2019
I called to see if they could help me out with an auto accident. Saved me tons of time and money. Great people
- Lexington & Concord. 6/31/2019
Everyone I have every spoken with from this office has been awesome. They are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended.
- Joe Post. 6/18/2019
Being from AZ visiting Phelan and involved in a vehicle accident on the I-15 where a Semi & car hit me totaling my Silverado with Injury to my Shoulder I took a chance On Vondra & Hanna attorney firm. I found them to be excellent in returning my E-mails and phone calls when I had a question. They kept me updated at all times and were friendly not all business. The work they did and what they had to work with I give them a AAA+ rating. Phill & Stacey are good people and the rest of the office people are also. I was very surprised how well they worked on my case. If you need a good attorney this is the one you should check out 1st. Thank You Vondra & Hanna I know you worked hard on this.
- William Kammerdiener. 10/28/2018
Took care of my case in a timely manner A+++++
- Joe Buscher JR. 7/6/2018
The best you can get
- Frances Noriega. 0/17/2018
Phil and his team are great to work with, they are knowledgeable and experienced. When we have matters in Victorville area, Phil Vondra is our go-to-local-attorney, highly recommended!
- Contact Accident Fighters. 10/27/2017
These folks took good care of me
- Jo Montelius. 9/30/2017
They know their business. Thank you Ms. Becky and Attorney Nancy
- Shirrell Mccarey. 1/26/2017
They work for you
- Danny Robertson. 11/10/2015
I love the HONESTY and the time to answer what ever question's you have and how your not just a client your a person and they take you seriously. I would totally use Vonda and Hanna again as well as recommend them.