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Profile of Attorney


 


Philip D. Phillips
Attorney at Law

email:  Phil@PhillipsTexasLaw.com


 Family Law

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Education:
Eastern Hills High School, Fort Worth, Texas (1972)
University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in Government, 1976)
University of Houston Bates School of Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1979)

Licensed:
State of Texas – 1979
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas – 1981

Board Certification:
Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1984 (Recertified in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 & 2009)

Current Professional Memberships:
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Family Law Section – State Bar of Texas
Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
Past-President / Director / Member, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

Professional Activities and Honors:
President, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, 1995
Board of Directors, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Assoc., 1990 – 1996, 2001 – 2004
Grievance Committee Member & 7A-2 Panel Chair, State Bar of Texas, 1996 – 2001
Volunteer Associate Judge, 231st Dist. Court, Tarrant County, TX, 1991, 1992 & 1997
Volunteer Associate Judge, 233rd District Court, Tarrant County, TX, 1998
Volunteer Associate Judge, 322nd District Court, Tarrant County, TX, 2003
Volunteer Associate Judge, 324th District Court, Tarrant County, TX, 1996 & 2006
Volunteer Associate Judge, 325th District Court, Tarrant County, TX, 1995 & 1998
Chair, Mentor Program Committee, Tarrant County Bar Assoc., 1995 – 1997
Fee Dispute Committee, Tarrant County Bar Assoc., 1991 – 1995
Board of Directors, West Texas Legal Services Corp., 1986 – 1990
Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys – Family Law, Fort Worth Magazine, 2001 - 2003
Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007

Publications and C.L.E. Activities:          
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Editor, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association Newsletter, 1995 – 2000

Web Master, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Assoc., www.tcflba.com, 2003 - 2013

"Retirement Division Basics", Marriage Dissolution Course, April 2015, Dallas, TX

"Retirement",
Marriage Dissolution Course, April 2014, Austin, Texas

"Retirement and Employment Contracts/Compensation: Division, Characterization and Orders - State Retirement", 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Aug. 2013, San Antonio, Texas

"Special Retirement Issues with Large Local Employers", TCFLBA Luncheon, May 24, 2011, Fort Worth, Texas

"Exploring Employment Plans and Benefits and Drafting QDROs - State & Local Government Plans", 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Aug. 2009, Dallas, Texas

"Defined Benefit Valuation Issues", 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Aug. 2008, San Antonio, Texas

"Division of Retirement Benefits – State & Local Government Plans", 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Aug. 2006, San Antonio, Texas

"A Practical Guide to the Grievance Process", Arlington Bar Assoc., Aug. 14, 2002

"QDROs: What You Need Before You Do the Order", Austin Bar Assoc. – Family Law Section, Feb. 2002; Tarrant County Family Law Bar Assoc., July 2000

"QDROs: Shared Interest v. Separate Interest", Tarrant County Bar Assoc. Bulletin, June 2001

"Retirement Plans: What to Do When No QDRO is Honored" (Co-Author), Advanced Family Law Course 2000, Aug. 2000, San Antonio, Texas

"Special Problems for Divorcing Professionals & Valuation of Professional Practices" (Co-Author), 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Aug. 1998, San Antonio, Texas

"Practicing Family Law for Fun and Profit" (Co-Author), Marriage Dissolution Institute, May 1997, Dallas, Texas

"Divorce and Protective Orders", Lawyer’s Against Domestic Violence Seminar, Oct. 1994, Fort Worth, Texas

"Special Problems", Third Annual Family Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas & West Texas Legal Services P.A.I Program, June 1993, Fort Worth, Texas

"Joint Managing Conservatorship", Family Law Seminar, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Assoc., Feb. 1992, Fort Worth, Texas

"Calculating the Present Value of Retirement Benefits", Tarrant County Family Law Bar Assoc. Seminar, May 1991, Fort Worth, Texas

"A Practical Guide for Receiving Direct Payment of Military Retirement Benefits", 51 Tex. Bar Journal 253 (1988)