EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL
University of Texas
J.D. with honors, 1983
The Order of the Coif
Southern Nazarene University
B.S. – Accounting, summa cum laude, 1980
Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law (December 1995)
Fellow – The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, April 1997
Estate & Gift Tax Committee, 2005 – 2011 and since 2014
Transfer Tax Study Committee since 2014
Named to The Best Lawyers in America
In Trusts & Estates &
In Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Member – Dallas Estate Planning Council
Board of Governors (1999 – 2001 and 2003 – 2005)
Member – Estate Planning Council of North Texas
Board of Governors (2005 – 2007)
Phil was raised in Far North Dallas (Renner) and attended Plano Independent School District for grades 1 to 12. He was in the first graduating class at Plano Senior High School.
His wife, Debbie, is from suburban Oklahoma City. They were married in 1980 and have two children. Their son is a PhD Candidate at Indiana University and their daughter is an RN in Plano, Texas.
Phil’s hobbies are travel, cars, politics, economics, current events, theology, and being a fan of auto racing and the Dallas Mavericks. He has been to 49 states at least three times, all 50 state capitols, and 14 foreign countries.