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Philip Friday has practiced law in Austin, Texas, since 1970. He was in the first class of lawyers to be certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Certification in 1975. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court;  and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.


Practice areas


  1. Prenuptials: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment types:

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amy Lynn Lambert

    I have worked with Phil on multiple matters and have found him to be one of the premier family law attorneys in Central Texas. He is especially skilled in the area of pre-nuptial and marital property agreements and is well-known for his significant contributions to Volunteer Legal Services.


    Amy Lambert Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC

3401 Glenview Avenue
Austin, TX, 78703


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 196907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
J. Chrys Dougherty AwardVolunteer Legal Services of Central Texas2011
Professionalism AwardAustin Bar Association and Texas Center for Legal Ethics2010
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFriday, Friday & Kazen, LLP2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Texas Family Law AdvocatesN/A1998 - Present
Central Texas Family Law Council (now Family La Section of Austin Bar Association)Charter President, 1978-791978 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationDirector, 1974-751970 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1969 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationPresident, 1973-741970 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schlueter v. SchlueterClient's position upheld; legal precendent established.
Trahan v. TrahanEstablished precedent that military spouse entitled to share Service Member's military retirement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kazen on Texas Family Law, Matthew BenderPost-Dissolution Partition1982
82 State Bar Family Law Quarterly 3 (Co-Author with Prof. Jack Sampson)McCarty Redux: Construing the Uniform Services Former Spouse's Protection Act1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Princeton UniversityPublic and Internation AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Practice InstitutePre and Post-Marital Agreements2005
Family law Institute for the Experienced Non-SpecialistQualified Domestic Relations Orders1989
Marriage Dissolution InstituteClaiming an Ownership Interest in Pre-Marital Property1988
Family Law SeminarRole of Accountants in Divorce Cases1988