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I've been involved in the Austin legal community since I was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, preparing occupational licenses, filing divorces, and making DWI videos.  I went to Baylor University School of Law, graduated in 2.5 years and returned to practice here. Over that time I've watched the Austin legal community grow and developed a practice helping people with family law issues, business problems from breached contracts to document review for the sale of a small business, and the citizen accused criminally.


I now practice with Zinda Law Group, PLLC, focusing on family law litigation. We handle divorces, modifications, suits affecting parent-child relationships, and other issues that can arise, such as enforcement of existing decrees and orders. Typically these situations involve helping people during very stressful times in life. I enjoy what I do, and I aim to keep a practice focused on informed clients and long time relationships.  


Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Child Support: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
  5. Family: 5%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

23 total 

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  • Richard Lyn Cofer II

    Mr. Philley is an excellent attorney who upholds the highest standards of the profession. I have had the opportunity to negotiate many cases with Mr. Philley and I have always found him to be a strong advocate for his client.


    Richard Cofer
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mallory K. Ellis

    Mr. Philley is an incredible litigator. He is quick on the draw in a crisis because of his keen intuition and iron grip on the law. He takes the time to prepare thoroughly and present his client's cases, however complicated, with professional ease. He listens effectively and develops strategy alongside his clients, ensuring that they are a part of the process every step of the way.


    Mallory Ellis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Zinda Law Group, PLLC (Principal Office)

8834 North Capital of Texas Highway
Suite 304
Austin, TX, 78759

Downtown Austin Office

100 Congress Avenue
Suite 2000
Austin, TX, 78701

Round Rock Office

1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX, 78664

San Antonio Office

21022 Gathering Oak
Suite 3
San Antonio, TX, 78260

Temple Office

319 South First
Temple, TX, 76504

Dallas Office

100 Highland Park Village
Suite 200
Dallas, TX, 75205

Fort Worth Office

201 Main Street
Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX, 76102

Plano Office

6860 North Dallas Pkwy
Suite 200
Plano, TX, 75024



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Attorneys (Texas)American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
2015 Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Texas Criminal Trial CollegeTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyZinda Law Group, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyDunham Law Firm2014 - 2014
AttorneyKeel & Nassour, LLP2010 - 2014
Assistant AttorneyKeel & Nassour2007 - 2009
Law ClerkKeel & Nassour, LLP2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Austin Young Chamber of CommerceN/A2011 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationAttorney2011 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. J.L.Dismissed
I.M.M.O. RAnnulment Granted
State v. RDismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A