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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    23 years, 250 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Phillip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • John Hunter Smith

    This Lawyer is always prepared and does an excellent job in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer.


    John Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

3500 Maple Ave. Suite 400
Dallas, TX, 75219


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Best Criminal Defense LawyerD Magazine2011
Board CertifiedState Bar of Texas2006
PresidentDallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Assoc.2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyDallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office1992 - 1996
Law ClerkCowles & Thompson, A Professional Corporation1990 - 1990
Law ClerkVial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, LLP1990 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2004 - 2004
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Texas Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationThe Grievance Process and How to Avoid it2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
Baylor UniversityFinance and AccountingOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics at the BallparkState Bar Ethics2006
Collin County Bar and Bench FoundationThe Grievance Process2006
Defending DWI's America's BestState Bar Ethics and Grievance Process1998