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Phillip Wayne Goff

DUI and DWI Attorney at Corpus Christi, TX

5.0   51 reviews

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About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    65%
    My practice involves much more than this % within criminal law, but it cannot be accurately portrayed here, due to limitations of the format provided by Avvo.

    28 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    My practice is almost entirely criminal defense. Criminal law includes DWI, drugs, and tickets, among other charges. All are are included within "criminal law", so there is no way to create an accurate picture of practice area here.

    28 years

  3. Expungement
    10%
    I expect this part of my practice to grow in coming years. Getting people's records clean is one of the most satisfying tasks.

    28 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    I have personally handled thousands of charges for commercial drivers (CDL) and find it a very rewarding experience to help those clients. I also help with more routine matters.

    28 years

I am a forward-thinking, passionate person and apply those characteristics to my profession.  I don't judge people charged.  I want my clients to get the best possible representation, without regard to whether they are guilty or innocent.

 

I want every one of my clients to feel they got what they hoped from hiring a lawyer.  Many attorneys promise the moon before getting hired.  My motto is "Underpromise and Overdeliver".  When our case is finished, I want to be able to look each one of my clients in the eyes and be proud of how I performed.  

 

Read my blog, my lawyer endorsements, client recommendations, and other sites to get an idea of who I am, how I think, and how I perform as an attorney.  

 

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Licensed for 28 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Phillip

Law Office of Phillip Goff
545 N. Upper Broadway
Suite #906
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
403 N. Conway Ave.
Mision, TX, 78572
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dwi
An Excellent Lawyer who fights for the best outcome for each and everyone of his clients. He was able to get me PTD on a second offense technically and I couldn't have asked for a better result.
Posted by Cliff | May 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Experience
Professional and courteous lawyer. Excellent communication and settled my issues with the best outcome I could have expected. He took care of business so I didn't have to worry about it.
Posted by Joy | September 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
KIND, Compassionate, Responsive and Caring
Mr.Goff is professional, caring and responsive. He quickly started working on my case and in one day had positive results. He notified me immediately of the outcome and said he wanted me to have the best possible outcome! I HIGHLY recommend him and his staff. Very compassionate, knowledgeable and caring! Thank you, Mr Goff and Cat! Customer service is so important and from the moment I spoke with them, nothing but kindness and respect was demonstrated. He was the fourth law office I called and the first 3 were dismissive, rude and condescending.
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Posted by Jacklyn | August 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI CASE
My attorney Mr. Goff, was able to get my DWI dismissed off my record. Which i completed my probation, and took all my classes as i was supposed to, but however when i had my breathalyzer in my truck for the first 6 months. I had a few violations in the first month of having it, so they wanted to give me dwi on my record. MR. GOFF was able to get dismissed. Thank you again.
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Posted by Bobby | June 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Goff was amazing in getting my dwi case expunged from my record. It was nearly impossible to reach my previous lawyer but Mr. Goff always got back to me very quickly whenever I had any questions. He took care of everything I needed and required very little assistance from me. I would recommend Mr. Goff for anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by Sean | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows his stuff!!!
I was in trouble with DWI and I was in need of a lawyer immediately. This was my first time ever being in trouble, so I had no idea where to look and was terrified of the process. With a quick Google search, Phillip Goff was one of the first three attorneys to appear but he was the first i clicked on. After reading many testimony's from other people he has helped, I knew i didn't need to look any further. After I consulted with Mr. Goff, I knew I would be in good hands if I hired him. He answered all of my questions and helped me understand things about my case that i otherwise would have been stressing about the whole time. If you're looking for a great lawyer, Phillip W. Goff is the guy!!!
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Posted by Jordan | October 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DWI Lawyer
Lawyer Phillip Goff is hands down the best DWI lawyer in Corpus Christi, TX. When facing a DWI charge, I contacted him and a few other lawyers locally. Other lawyers said that there was no way I’d get pre-trial diversion and that my DWI will be on my record for life. I visited Mr. Goff and he blew the other lawyers out of the water. He stood out because he has a fantastic track record and specializes in DWI. Phillip has a passion to help people get a second chance. He is going to be detailed, brutally honest and guide you every step of the way. Two years after my arrest, he convinced the DA to give me pre-trial diversion and have an opportunity to get my DWI be wiped clean. I can’t put into words how blessed I am to have Phillip Goff as my lawyer. I got the best possible outcome even though my BAC was higher than double the legal limit. He is worth every penny and it would be in your best interest to call him immediately after getting out of jail. Thank you Mr. Goff!
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Posted by Alan | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Goff is everything you could ask for! I love out of town and don’t normally find myself in need of a defense lawyer. He is thorough and is very clear on the steps and processes of the unfamiliar. His responses were very quick and communication was never lost which is crucial when the process can take well over a year. Very well done. Would recommended every day of the week.
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Posted by Theresa | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and very effective
Mr. Goff took on my 1-year-old case without hesitation. He reviewed all documents and was up-to-speed within hours. He communicated with me regularly, and was able to resolve my issue quickly and to my complete satisfaction. I highly recommend Mr. Goff
Posted by Elva | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retired
Phillip Goff, is a friend and an excellent attorney. I am proud to say Phillip prepared my Last Will and Testament many years ago. My trust in his abilities is so valued that I selected him as the executor for my will. I am so proud of all your accomplishments.
Posted by Tom | August 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CEO
Mr. Goff was very professional, honest, prompt and did exactly as he said he would. Reasonable with his fees! I was ticketed by an officer who would not even hear any request. He simply used his scanner to get the info, printed the ticket and said sign here. I'll recommend Phillip Wayne Goff to all in need of a pro!!!
Response from Phillip Goff August 15, 2018
Thanks, Tom.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DWI - Life Changing
Phillip Goff is an excellent lawyer – the end result was nothing more than above and beyond 100%. He will be straight forward, truthful and let you know what to expect with absolutely no surprises. My life has changed because of him. Because of his compassion and his knowledge of the legal system I am where I am at today. I am absolutely ecstatic I found him and truly am grateful that he has been representing me. As I will never be in this situation again I highly recommend him to represent you. For those who wish to change their lives because of their mistakes in the past – the outcome will pave your future. – Work Hard, Keep a Positive Mind, Keep Going. – DD
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Response from Phillip Goff June 7, 2018
I'm privileged to have been a part of it all. Use it for fuel for a better life, as I know you already have done. I'm motivated to help people, and you presented me with a seemingly insurmountable challenge those years ago. I would like to take all the credit, but I can't. The truth is I was only doing my part of the process as your advocate as best I could under the circumstances presented; when other people in the process are motivated by justice, amazing things are possible.
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Posted by PAULETTE | December 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
CDL/TRUCKING
It took a awhile, but I know from first hand personal experience that the courts take forever to get cases heard. With that being said, the communication (in line with each event that took place within the courts lengthy delays) was excellent. The cost ($500) was worth it. The outcome was flawless! I'm a satisfied, happy client!
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Response from Phillip Goff December 26, 2017
It took a long while, but it was worth it.
Posted by Ruben | October 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Phil Goff
Phil is a great attorney. Phil works closely with his clients and gives them what they deserve, a fair shake. Highly recommend.
Response from Phillip Goff October 13, 2017
Thanks, Ruben. I'm glad for you because your future is even brighter now.
Posted by Steffanie P | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful through the entire process
I contacted Philip Goff, after reading great reviews because I received a DWI. I had no clue how the process worked being it was my first offense. Phillip and his staff guided me through the entire process. I must say, very impressed by the quick response with any email or call. The communication between the staff and I was very clear, never once did I feel let down, nor confused. Phillip and his staff are genuine and don't lead you to false results either, I truly appreciate all that they have done. I hope that no one ever makes the same mistake that I have. Unfortunately mistakes do happen if I had recommend a family, friend I would not think twice but recommend Phillip Goff. Thank you Kat and Phillip. Steffanie P
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Response from Phillip Goff October 13, 2017
It's easy working with people like you, and it was my pleasure to help you.
Posted by William | August 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and caring
I hired Mr. Goff to represent me in a DPS hearing to defend my CDL. I was in jeopardy of having my license suspended due to traffic citations. He was very informative and honest in the information he provided me, both good and bad. He made my case to the judge with professionalism and confidence. As a result of his expertise, the hearing went smoothly and I was cleared to keep my license, which is also my livelihood. Mr. Goff is very knowledgeable and experienced in defending drivers. I would recommend him highly and will definitely call on him again if the need arises.
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Response from Phillip Goff August 7, 2017
Thanks! It was a hairy situation, and it didn't look good. I'm glad we didn't have to take more extraordinary steps, and I'm pleased you got that result.
Posted by Jared | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI Dismissed! No Criminal Record! Thou$and$ Saved!
When I recently contacted Attorney Phillip Goff about obtaining an Occupational Driver's License, he explained the process to me and then asked me why I needed one. When I told him that I was pleading guilty to a DWI charge, he advised me to come talk to him about it. After our discussion at his office, I was convinced that I had a case and should fight the charge. He explained that a DWI conviction amounts to much more than just short-term legal penalties such as fines, probation, community service or jail. As if these things weren't enough, a DWI would also result in non-legal consequences for years to come. That's because a DWI charge is a criminal charge and a DWI conviction becomes a permanent criminal record. He went on to explain that virtually all employers and landlords run criminal background checks prior to choosing applicants, as do many banks and lenders. Increasingly, colleges, universities, scholarship, and financial aid programs are doing the same. A criminal background could disqualify my application for something in the future, cost me more money or otherwise put me at a disadvantage to those applicants that don't have a criminal record. For 7 months Attorney Phillip Goff worked diligently to get my DWI charge dismissed saving me well over $10,000 in both fines and increased insurance premiums. However, that amount of money may pale in comparison to what he may have actually saved me, especially when losing a single job opportunity and having to settle for something less could cost tens of thousands of dollars. That's the value of not having a criminal record follow you around for the rest of your life! For anyone remotely thinking of pleading guilty to a DWI charge, please take it from someone who has already walked in your shoes and don't wait another moment. Contact Attorney Phillip Goff today!
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Response from Phillip Goff July 24, 2017
If I did commercials, that's how it would sound! Thanks, Jared.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Cases Dismissed!
Joseph started out with a felony motion to revoke, then got charged with 4 more felonies and 8 class A misdemeanors. One felony had the potential for life in prison. He got 6 months and 9 months, and the rest of the cases were dismissed.
Response from Phillip Goff July 21, 2017
It took a while to even get a handle on everything he was facing. For his sake, I was glad it worked out as well as it did.
Posted by Nikia Wilder | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best in Town
Attorney Goff was the ultimate professional! He was very straight forward regarding possible outcomes of our case. He worked diligently to ensure justice was served and he was always available and willing to speak to us regarding specifics. My family and I are eternally grateful for his services!
Response from Phillip Goff June 14, 2017
It was my pleasure to get the result we got. Justice was served when the judge made his ruling.
Posted by Kelly | May 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket Dismissal
Getting a speeding ticket off your record when you have a CDL is not a easy process! But no task is too difficult for Phillip Goff. Awesome attorney. Got my ticket dismissed. Very professional and timely. Very confident and informative and communication was stellar! Listened to my story and built a strong case around it that wiped the ticket off my record. I highly recommend Phillip and will definitely use him again if need be!
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Response from Phillip Goff May 3, 2017
Thanks, Kelly. We used what we had. It just needed to organized in a useful manner.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
  • 1996 - Present
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Kleberg County
  • 1994 - 1996

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Texas A&I University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Violated two felony probations, but went free
  • Case closed out, made it home that night.
  • DWI dismissed
  • dismissal
  • Reckless Driving
  • dismissal
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Traffic Lawyers of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • Kleberg-Kenedy County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Traffic Lawyers of Texas
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Officer - Director of Education and Technology
  • 2014 - 2020
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • DWI Defenders, Inc.
  • Founder/Moderator
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • NCDD Advanced Curriculum in Forensic Science and Trial Advocacy
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Practitioner
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Certified Ad Litem
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • ALR 101
  • ALR - DWI License Revocation Hearngs
  • 2019
  • 2016 Doug Tinker's Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Criminal Law in Kleberg County
  • 2016
  • Science Junk for Lawyers
  • Forensic Science
  • 2014
  • DWI Defenders on the Bay 2
  • DWI - Course Director
  • 2002
  • DWI Defenders on the Bay
  • DWI - Course Director
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (56)
Endorse Phillip
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Phillip Goff. He not only knows the law and has the knowledge of the science behind arrest but knows how to use that knowledge in court for his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"excellent attorney. Tough, smart and cares about his clients. One of the smartest trial lawyers I know. Enthusiastically endorse this fine litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Phillip for over 20 years for being a lawyers lawyer. When it comes to caring and trying to do the right thing, there are few attorneys that can match his metal. He is a fighter and will stand up for your rights. If you need a really good lawyer, you cannot go wrong having Phillip on your side!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goff is an outstanding attorney. I do not hesitate to recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Goff is a hard working DWI defense lawyer who gets specialized training on a regular basis. I endorse this attorney and his work ethic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goff is dedicated to getting the best results for his clients--every time. He gives his clients' cases the personalized attention they deserve. I am happy to endorse him."
General practice Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's smart and aggressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip is a knowledgeable, skilled and respected lawyer in the DUI/DWI field, and I have no reservations in recommending him to anyone seeking quality representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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