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Philip Michael Gommels

Philip Michael Gommels

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Juvenile, White Collar Crime

About Me

In his free time, Phil enjoys riding his motorcycle, and eating Texas barbecue.  On Saturday mornings, he can often be found running in Memorial Park where he is usually training for a marathon or other long-distance race.  He is also a Partner at Grace Bible Church in the Heights.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Violent Crime: 25%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    2 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Grant Matthew Scheiner

    I have known Philip Gommels since his early days as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Phil was widely respected as a tough, fair and honest prosecutor. He also developed formidable trial skills, racking up courtroom victories against some of the most seasoned criminal lawyers in Houston. What impresses me most about Phil is that he works harder, and thinks faster on his feet, than just about every attorney I have ever met. Now that he has opened his own private practice concentrating in criminal defense and juvenile matters, I am confident that Phil will soon join the ranks of the most outstanding criminal defense attorneys in Texas.


    Grant Scheiner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rand A. Mintzer

    I endorse this lawyer. One of my law professors would state that a great lawyer should be able to argue both sided of the same case. If that is the case, Mr. Gommels is a great lawyer. He was one of the few prosecutors that actually cared about my clients as human beings. He has now carried that compassion and empathy to the defense side. Of course, I would be remiss if I did not state the he is a talented lawyer and an outstanding advocate for the persecuted.


    Rand Mintzer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Philip Gommels

2211 Norfolk Street
Suite 735
Houston, TX, 77098-4062


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Winner of Distinction Award for ExcellenceBetter Business Bureau2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Philip M. Gommels, PLLC2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2012
Combat MedicUnited States Army (Active & Reserve)2002 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The College of The State Bar of TexasMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology SectionMember2013 - Present
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Texas v. JGCase Dismissed
State of Texas v. EMCase Dismissed
State of Texas v. YRMotion Granted

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2010
University of PennsylvaniaPolitics, Philosophy, and EconomicsB.A.2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Indigent DefenseTechnology in Trial Preparation and in the Courtroom2015
Capital Defense CollegeTechnology in Trial Preparation and in the Courtroom2015
ALARM Conference"Evidence Collection and Preservation in Sexual Assault Cases"2014
ALARM Conference"Preserving Information"2014
ALARM Conference"The Right to Representation"2014
Veterans Job Conference"Legal Challenges Facing Job-Seeking Veterans"2013
Continuing Legal Education"Challenges to Prosecution: Contemporary Model for Prosecution of Mentally Ill or Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Defendants"2012