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Our Mission

Phyllis J. Outlaw & Associates maintains the highest standard of excellence on behalf of our clients.

Our Firm

Our legal team employs innovative methods to ensure a successful outcome for your legal matters. Our attorneys possess extensive trial experience in both the federal and local courts and have practiced before agencies in Washington, D.C. and the State of Maryland.

With nearly 30 years of experience, our legal team is a unique blend of attorneys, real estate finance advisors, municipal leaders, community activists, real estate tax advisors, economists, strategic advisors, trainers, procurement consultants, and contract specialists. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in:

  • Government Relations and Support
  • Labor Law-Management Relations
  • Procurement Support
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diversity Training
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workplace Training
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Legal Research
  • Expert Witness
  • Small Business Development and Training

About The Principal

Phyllis J. Outlaw

Phyllis J. Outlaw
Principal & Senior Associate
412 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 548-2999
Facsimile: (202) 548-8114

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Experience
Phyllis J. Outlaw possesses nearly three decades of experience in civil litigation, mediation and arbitration. Attorney Outlaw has represented clients on matters relating to contracts, real estate development, financing, construction contracting, insurance, probate, property tax liens, labor law, personnel matters, property boundary disputes, corporate law, family law, estate planning, personal injury, small business development and landlord-tenant matters.

Education & Certifications

  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 1978
  • B.S., Howard University, 1974
  • Notary for the District of Columbia


  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Washington Bar Association
  • National Bar Association


Phyllis J. Outlaw has made guest appearances on radio, as well as local and national television programs. These shows include:

  • CNN’s Burden of Proof
  • C-Span’s Fox News
  • BET’s Business Report
  • WHUT’s Evening Exchange
  • The Bottom Line hosted by former Congressman Kweisi Mfume

Phyllis J. Outlaw has been featured in various magazines where she discussed legal issues to include:

  • American Magazine
  • Ebony Magazine
  • Jet Magazine

Phyllis J. Outlaw has also contributed to articles featured in the:

  • The National Bar Association Magazine
  • Washington Living Magazine

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