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Phillip A. Linder

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.8   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    cases include everything from misdemeanor DWI, Assault and Drug case to felony offenses involving drugs, weapons, fraud and conspiracy. also includes Murder and Sexual Assault cases

    32 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Federal crime
    35%
    cases include large drug conspiracy crimes, weapons offenses, business and tax fraud, mortgage fraud and SEC cases

    32 years, 250 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    cases include divorce, child custody, child support, modification and adoption

    32 years, 1,000 cases

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

Phillip A. Linder
3300 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 700
Dallas, TX, 75219

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Maria | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney!
I was falsely accused of a serious crime and was facing an uphill battle to prove my innocence. The stress and trauma of it was horrifying, but hiring Phillip made the process much easier. Not only was he incredibly supportive, but he worked hard in a challenging environment to clear my name and see justice done in my case. Because of him, charges against me were dropped to a misdemeanor and will be off my record in couple of years. Furthermore, because I was no longer facing anything criminal, I was able to gain custody of my daughter. Phillip gave me my life back and, for that, I'm eternally grateful to him. Hiring him is the best decision one can make!
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Posted by Donna | September 23, 2020
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Case Dismissed!
I hired Phillip to help out with a pretty scary issue.I was worried I would lose everything he told me to trust him and that everything would be ok.Mr. Linder took on an extremely difficult case and encountered issues that no one expected and few had ever seen. He worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was told and presented it perfectly. He has stood by every one of my requests and guided me through the entire lengthy process. Though we faced challenges, Mr. Linder did not falter.His thorough research provided us the pathway we needed to rise to victory. My case was dismissed. He was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I’m so grateful! Highly recommend!!"
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Posted by Amy | February 13, 2018
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I highly recommend Phillip Linder
Phillip Linder handled my child custody modification case in Collin County. He and his staff did a great job. It was handled professionally and relatively quickly and I was pleased with the results.
Posted by Turner | October 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Linder
After not hiring an attorney until my case went to the Grand Jury and getting indicted, I had a consultation with Mr. Linder. He was my fourth consultation total with attorneys. When I met with Mr. Linder and his staff, he already had a strategy of how to approach my case as if he knew I was going to hire him. Thankfully, I ended up hiring him. Mr. Linder was able to plead my felony into a misdemeanor assault with deferred probation so I could show it dismissed in two years and I didn't loose my job. Thank Mr. Linder!!
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Posted by Courtney | May 11, 2017
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Outstanding Service
I contacted Mr. Linder about a modification to my child custody orders. Mr. Linder quickly went to work for us and was able to finalize a new order within 4 months. I anticipated that it would take much longer due to the other party; however, Mr. Linder was successful in helping us reach an agreement that now permits me and my child to move closer to family for support and help. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by Peter | April 12, 2017
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Great lawyer
The DA first offered time served,but Phillip was able to make a deal with the DA for probation so I can keep it off my record. Thank You!
Posted by Andrew | April 10, 2017
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Phillip Linder
Phillip was very through and attentive. His personal manner was also very engaging. He made what could have been a painful and drawn out process very much stress free.
Posted by Jay | February 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was involved in a fight defending a lady in a bar. I took the guy choking her to the ground. The police department were on the same side as the guy choking the lady. So I got arrested and was looking at a great amount of time. Phillip had me calm the whole way and explained what all we needed to do. After 8 months and looking at 2 Felony counts. I got 2 years deferred probation and felonys reduced to misdemeanors. Phillip and his team fought the whole way. Please do not waste your time looking for other attorneys if you want great results go and sit with Phillip and he will make it happen.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2016
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Divorce Case
I hired Mr. Linder to handle my divorce. I was pleased with the clear answers he provided me as well as the efficiency of his staff. I would definitely recommend his firm to my family and friends.
Posted by Stephen | December 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Counsel, Family Law
I was referred to Phillip Linder through a mutual friend. Phillip Linder helped me tremendously the last two years with my child custody case. Our case is one that falls in the top 10% high-conflict cases, if not higher. He helped me through many challenges that the opposing side came at us with. Throughout the case I endured MANY FALSE allegations. At times I wondered why we didn't fight the allegations immediately and head on. Often times it was frustrating! Phillip's tactic in dealing with these instances was "to be patient, to keep doing the right things for my daughter and then document, document everything." It was hard when the police and CPS was constantly knocking on my door at night. But in time, I realized his strategy was working and that by not reacting we allowed the opposing side to build a case against herself. Phillip was also great in helping us manage the cost of litigation by not filing motions and going to court at every "knee jerking" moment. Trust me, we had more than our fair share of time in front of the judges due to the other party's frivolous filings. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case (SMC of my daughter) and Phillip's work, knowledge and expertise. Throughout the years we have not only had a great counsel/client relationship but it has definitely transpired into a friendship. Thank you Phillip Linder and his firm for standing beside us.
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Posted by Daniel | April 22, 2014
I wanted an efficient and secure attorney who knew exactly what to do. With Phillip Linder it is exactly what I got.
I needed an attorney to help with my child support case. I called Phillip and he answered all my questions. Explained to me what would happen and helped me take care of the situation quickly and efficiently as he said he would
Posted by Amy | September 3, 2013
Thanks Phillip!
Phillip has always been very available and professional in handling my case. I am very grateful for his knowledge and patience!
Posted by hootonlawoffice | February 27, 2013
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I have known Phillip Linder for many years and I know him to be honest and extremely knowledgeable. If you want a great attorney then hire Phillip. I have practiced for forty two years and have known many attorneys, but I can say he is top of my list. Also, he is the hardest working attorney I have ever known.
Posted by Tabatha | September 2, 2013
Phillip Linder!
Phillip was hired for my cousin. She had a federal fraud case. She was promised by Phillip that the government would give her half off her sentence for testifying against other people. She did testify. She did not get the deal Phillip promised her. My cousin got 8 years in prison. All because of a few documents. He did not tell her she was being sentenced until right before. No notice. He said he would change the date but he didn't!
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Response from Phillip Linder September 3, 2013
This client did not hire me nor has she been involved in the representation of her cousin. She has incorrectly stated that the case is concluded. The case is not set for final sentencing until February 2014. At that time, the client will be awarded all of her time credits through the federal court and her sentence will be reduced by half.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Cowles & Thompson, A Professional Corporation
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, LLP
  • 1990 - 1990

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1991
  • Baylor University
  • BBA
  • 1988

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2011
  • Board Certified
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2006
  • President
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Assoc.
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Grievance Process and How to Avoid it
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics at the Ballpark
  • State Bar Ethics
  • 2006
  • Collin County Bar and Bench Foundation
  • The Grievance Process
  • 2006
  • Defending DWI's America's Best
  • State Bar Ethics and Grievance Process
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Phillip
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"For years I went up against Phillip when I was a prosecutor. I found Phillip to be honest and a fantastic advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had opportunity to work with Phillip on numerous criminal cases. He is a highly accomplished trial lawyer who continually provides a tough and aggressive defense for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Phillip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"This Lawyer is always prepared and does an excellent job in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Phillip was recently on the other side of one of my most contentious family law cases. He exemplifies everything that is good about our profession. Although he was a tenacious advocate for his client, he was always attempting to find solutions . . . instead of creating billable moments. I have tremendous respect for Phillip, and know that his clients are fortuante to recieve sound advice and strong advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have sat second chair with Phillip and many trials. He is a bulldog that fights to get the best result for his client. Phillip also knows all the procedural technical ins and outs of the system that often make trials unnecessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He and I have known each other for over 15 years. We have tried cases against each other when I was a Dallas DA and together on co-defendants as defense attorneys. Phillip is professional, knowledgeable and aggressive in the defense of his clients. You will be well represented when hiring him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Phillip. The clients which I have referred to him cannot thank me enough, and sing his praises for his professionalism and talent in handling their cases. One client told me that he found himself "enjoying" his own criminal trial as he watched Phillip dismantle the prosecution's case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had periodic need to make referrals to counsel in the criminal defense field, and Phillip has consistently served my clients well. He would be my first call if ever I needed assistance in his field of expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Phillip. He is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the DFW area, and I do not hesitate to refer my civil clients to him for their criminal matters. He is also an outstanding person of character and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Dallas Criminal defense Lawyer Phillip A. Linder
Phillip A. Linder
Criminal defense Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 32 years