Director of Public Service Programs
J.D., Georgetown University
B.A, University of Maryland
Philip A. Guzman earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. After teaching high school for six years, he earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and is awaiting admission in North Carolina.
Following his law school graduation, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., and also as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Along with his public service, Guzman has also worked in law firms on Wall Street and in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he operated his own solo private practice in the Washington, D.C. area where he specialized in Criminal and Personal Injury Law.
Guzman has always been dedicated to teaching. In addition to his years as a high school English and Spanish teacher, he has also been an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. He wishes to bring all his legal experience, along with the same level of dedication to teaching, to assist law students at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law.
Guzman lives in Wake County with his wife, Ina, and their special needs son, Matthew. Outside of time with his family and the students at NCCU Law School, his one other passion is playing and watching baseball.