John Phillips

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Mark Woods from the Florida Times-Union, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Folio Weekly reporter Madeleine Peck Wagner and Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons.

Issues discussed included

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A national political drama captured Jacksonville intrigue when a local lawyer joined her team. 

Jacksonville attorney John Phillips posted on social media Saturday that he was representing former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Our Friday First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

Issues discussed included:

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with local attorney John Phillips about the dropping of charges against former JSO officer Timothy James in the beating of handcuffed teen Elias Campos. Phillips represents Campos (01:12).  

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with local attorney John Phillips about the case of Gregory Hill Jr. Hill was shot and killed by police in St. Lucie County through his closed garage door. A jury awarded the family a four dollar settlement that was reduced to four cents.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri on the issues that affected Jacksonville and City Hall this year (00:52).

Terri Andrews, administrator for Baptist Behavioral Health, and registered nurse Carol Whitefield talked about a initiative to train over 10,000 residents in three years in mental health first aid (35:23).    

Local attorney John Phillips talked about how to avoid identity theft during the holidays (46:00). 

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable (01:16) included Florida Times-Union reporter Ben Conarck, Tim Gibbons of the Jacksonville Business Journal, Charles Griggs with the Jacksonville Free Press and WJCT reporter/producer Lindsey Kilbride. Apex Theatre Studio Director Ian Mairs and cast member Robert Reid (37:16) joined the show to talk about the  production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” and band Crystal Garden featuring Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley (44:16) performed live in studio.     


Embattled Dentist Charged With Medicaid Fraud

Nov 16, 2015
JSO

Dr. Howard S. Schneider, the pediatric dentist who faced allegations of mistreatment of pediatric patients, was arrested Monday afternoon, charged with 11 counts of Medicaid fraud.

According to jail records, 78-year-old Schneider was booked into the Duval County jail shortly before 4 p.m. on 11 counts of unauthorized Medicaid claims. He was being held on $110,000 bond pending a hearing that likely would take place Tuesday morning.

Attorney John Phillips, who represents some of Schneider's former patients, said his office will hold a news conference at 5:30 p.m.