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Philip H. Hilder

White collar crime Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 38 years
    Illinois - IL 42 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1981
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Philip H. Hilder is the National co-chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee (CJS); co-chair of the ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, and practices white collar criminal defense and related litigation.  He is the former attorney- in-charge of the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force (Houston Field Office) and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Texas with the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Mr. Hilder was appointed by the Mayor of Houston to serve on the Independent Police Oversight Board (2011-current).  Mr. Hilder previously served as president and criminal chair of the Houston Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  He is recognized by Texas Monthly as a Super Lawyer (10 years) and is AV rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.  Mr. Hilder is a frequent legal commentator on criminal cases for television, print, and radio, and a graduate of Boston College Law School.


Hilder & Associates, P.C., provides a comprehensive range of legal services for individuals, corporate officers, businesses, and legal and financial professionals. Our Houston attorneys focus on white collar criminal defense matters, related complex civil and administrative litigation, corporate compliance programs, grand jury investigations, attorney grievance defense, Qui-Tam false claims, whistleblower representation, internal corporate investigations, trials, and related parallel administrative and civil litigation and appeals.


Our Houston legal services also include preventative compliance programs for our corporate clientele. The programs are individually tailored to the specific needs of the corporation for maximum effectiveness. Hilder & Associates, P.C., has crafted compliance programs to deter violations of mortgage and bank fraud, FCPA violations, health care fraud, antitrust and theft. In addition, we conduct internal investigations to detect possible criminal violations made at the request of our corporate clients.


If you or your company is under investigation, charged or indicted for federal or state crimes, or you want to insure future compliance, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense lawyer.


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Philip H. Hilder & Associates, P.C.


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Posted by Toby | June 29, 2015
Over the 13 years that I have known Philip, he has done an outstanding job advising and representing my family in corporate, employment and family legal matters. As a defender of executives especially women under attack, Philip was the "rock star" lawyer who protected my reputation when I left a high-profile job and advised my husband in corporate officer/employment contract negotiations. We were very pleased with his leadership on family matters too. Philip is really one of the "good guys" as he is highly professional, ethical, responsive, trustworthy, caring and compassionate while delivering results. He is highly respected as a devoted family man and as a great lawyer in the global legal and corporate community. Philip Hilder and his team always exceed our expectations and we highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Organized Crime, Houston Field Office, Attorney in Charge
  • United States Department Of Justice
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Houston, Texas, Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1987


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Represented Enron whistleblower, Sherron Watkins
  • Successful
  • Represented Congressional Scandal Whistleblower
  • Successful
  • Financial Collapse Whistleblower
  • Successful
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • President
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  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
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  • State Bar College
  • Member
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  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Thai
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • White Collar Crime Trail Blazers
  • The National Journal
  • 2015
  • Named as a Super Lawyer (2003-2013)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Named by H Texas Magazine as a top Houston lawyer (2004-2011)
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Named as a top lawyer for the people (2005-2009)
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Named as one of America 's Premier Lawyers (2006-2007)
  • Sky Radio
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Law Conference 2010
  • Panelist discussion on Healthcare Fraud
  • 2010
  • Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Panel before a conference of Federal Judges and Practitioners regarding White Collar Crime 101 for the Civil Practitioner
  • 2008
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Houston White collar crime Lawyer Philip H. Hilder
Philip H. Hilder
White collar crime Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 42 years