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Philip A. Perez

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Philip

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Philip Perez is a native of San Antonio where he attended Central Catholic Marianist High School.  He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas State University with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy.  After receiving his undergraduate degree he worked for the Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Support Division in Austin.  

He left Austin in 2001 to attend Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston.  While in law school, Philip excelled in both Moot Court and Mock trial competitions.  His success in these competitions included cash winnings.  He was consistently on the Dean’s List and in the top portion of his class.  In addition, he was a member of the prestigious Law Review journal and was elected to be on the Editorial Board as a Notes Editor during his final year.  While in law school, he was an intern with the 14th Court of Appeals under Judge Kem Frost and also participated in an internship with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

He was hired as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in Harris County in 2005 and stayed there until leaving in 2009 to be closer to his family and the Texas hill country.  As a Prosecutor for four years in the third largest county in the United States, Philip successfully handled literally thousands of criminal cases.  He has worked in several misdemeanor and felony courts and has personally tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases in front of a jury.  He is truely an aggressive advocate.  At one point, he had seven felony jury trials in a seven week period.  During his time in the felony courts he never lost a jury trial.  One of his notable cases includes a felony trial where the jury sentenced a habitual DWI offender to 99 years in the penitentiary.  His valuable experience with the District Attorney’s Office also includes working in the Check Fraud Division, the Juvenile Division, several Justice of the Peace courts (traffic court) throughout Harris County, and the Grand Jury Division where he indicted over a thousand felony cases.   

Philip has appeared on television educating the public on the law, and has judged trial competitions at both South Texas College of Law and the University of Houston Law Center.  He currently sits on the State Bar of Texas Committee on Legal services for the Poor.  


(When he's not in the courtroom, Mr. Perez enjoys the outdoors.  He's a mountain bike enthusiast and participates in organized TMBRA races throughout Texas whenever he has time.)  

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Philip A. Perez
Historic One Ten Broadway
110 Broadway, Suite 490
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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Posted by Kelly | September 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Mr. Perez is an awesome attorney. He and is staff are very professional and helpful. His office was recommended by a fellow church member for my mom. Although it took some time for us to settle, he always kept us updated on the status of our case and what was going on. I highly recommend Mr. Philip Perez if you want to get something done right the first time. Thank you to Mr. Perez and staff for everything you've done for my mother.
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Posted by Jodi | May 1, 2023
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Mr. Perez made me feel like I could trust again the legal system. Very honest, upfront, and dedicated to his clients. Very responsive. I received correspondence even when nothing was happening. Very pleased, and the way things funds were divided was fair to all. The attorney fees and all expenses that had to be out from.the settlement, they were very kind and generous. It helped me so much because I'm a single mother with three school age children at home. I want to Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2023
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Great job with my case
Philip was very professional handling my case. He listened to what I was wanting to do and he made it happen. He made sure I was kept in the loop on the case as it progressed and I was very impressed with the way he handled everything. Very happy with the result.
Posted by Anne | October 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Persistent and Professional
Philip Perez achieved an excellent outcome for me on a difficult case. My lawsuit lasted several years, but Mr. Perez never gave up and always did his best for me as his client. My case involved expensive merchandise returned to a local merchant who accepted the items and then refused to return my money. When all other measures failed, I sued. Mr. Perez took the case to trial, won a large judgment, and then, because recovery is difficult, negotiated an excellent settlement. This was all the more noteworthy because it was all done remotely. I live out of state and never met Mr. Perez in person, but he always treated me as a valued client, was very easy and pleasant to work with, treated me and my case with respect, and provided first rate legal services. I am grateful for his counsel and professionalism and would definitely return to him again for legal services. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Ramirez DB | June 24, 2015
Philip Perez
I am very thankful to God that I had an attorney like Mr Perez, very Wize with lots of knowledge about everything he is doing, he got me an amazing deal now I can live past this. Get in contact with Mr Perez if you need help like I did you won't regret it. Thanks Philip!!!
Posted by Mirella | June 4, 2015
He's the best !!!
My son was charged with 2 felonies, Philp Perez helped us, we went 2 times to court and are nightmare ended. The Judge told my son, thank your lawyer, you got a good one. I think he is the best!!!!!! Thanks Philp for caring and helping us.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2013
Philip Perez - Great
Being in another state and working with Philip Perez, on a case. He made it very easy to work with, and completed the case. I was very happy working with him and also the turn out.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Fourteenth Court of Appeals
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Child Support Officer
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • 1998 - 2001


  • Texas Southern University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance - 1 to 4 Grams
  • Case Rejected Pre-Indictment
  • Engaging in Organized Crime/ Murder
  • Case Declined Pre-Indictment
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance - Less than 1 Gram
  • Case dismissed.


  • Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Advisory Board
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lions Club
  • Founding Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Legal Services to the Poor Committee
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2014
  • Notes Editor
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Review
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Mary's Undergraduate Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Competition
  • 2017
  • Annual Seminar
  • Building a New or Better Practice
  • 2017
  • Television appearance on Comcast channel 18
  • Gambling laws
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Philip
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phillip has an excellent reputation and I would not hesitate to retain him for personal injury matters in TX"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse attorney Philip Perez. I have known Philip for several years. Philip works hard for his clients, is always prepared and fights for his clients. He uses his knowledge of the legal system to get the most out of each case. I respect his ethics and am impressed by his honesty."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Phillip Perez for several years, have consulted with him on various cases, and have referred him clients and cases. Phillip has provided efficient, effective, and high quality legal insight, advice, and services to me and to these clients on these matters. Phillip's previous experience as a former prosecutor brings an additional and important perspective to analyzing the legal issues in a case. I highly recommend Phillip for the criminal defense of the wrongfully accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Phil on several occasions and he is a diligent lawyers that pursues justice for his clients. His hard work and meticulous preparation get results."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a very conscientious and ethical attorney. He's knowledgeable and goes out of his way to make sure his clients know exactly what is going on with their cases at all times."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Philip A. Perez
Philip A. Perez
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 19 years
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