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Christopher David William Philley

Christopher David William Philley

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Child Support, Domestic Violence

About Me

I've been involved in the Austin legal community since I was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, preparing occupational licenses, filing divorces, and making DWI videos.  I went to Baylor University School of Law, graduated in 2.5 years and returned to practice here. Over that time I've watched the Austin legal community grow and developed a practice helping people with family law issues, business problems from breached contracts to document review for the sale of a small business, and the citizen accused criminally.


I now practice with Zinda & Davis, P.L.L.C., focusing on family law litigation. We handle divorces, modifications, suits affecting parent-child relationships, and other issues that can arise, such as enforcement of existing decrees and orders. Typically these situations involve helping people during very stressful times in life. I enjoy what I do, and I aim to keep a practice focused on informed clients and long time relationships.  


Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Family: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
  5. Child Support: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Sarah Ashley Kocian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Sarah Kocian Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Rachel Ann Craig

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    Rachel Craig Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Criminal Trial CollegeTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDunham Law Firm2014 - 2014
AttorneyZinda & Davis, P.L.L.C2014 - Present
AttorneyKeel & Nassour, LLP2010 - 2014


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Austin Young Chamber of CommerceN/A2011 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationAttorney2011 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. J.L.Dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A