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Dallas defense attorney

Phillip A. Linder
Board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Our Areas of Expertise

Criminal Defense

Prevent a Conviction and Keep Your Record Clean

A criminal conviction can have a devastating impact on your future. In addition to fines and jail time, a criminal record can prevent you from getting jobs, eliminate your right to vote, and more. It’s crucial that you avoid a conviction, which is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney with a long record of success to defend you.

A Former Prosecutor With Decades Of Experience

At the law firm of Phillip Linder, we provide strategic, results-oriented criminal defense representation to people throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. All cases that go through our firm are handled personally by Mr. Linder, who will use his twenty-plus years of experience to build your defense and protect your rights.

Before going into private practice, Mr. Linder worked for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases ranging from DUI violations to attempted murder. His comprehensive understanding of criminal cases from both sides allows our firm to provide expert representation.

Mr. Linder is Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. When you choose our firm to handle your case, you can rest assured your future is in excellent hands.

Committed To Success

We understand the damage a criminal conviction can do to your reputation and will do everything in our power to help you avoid it. In every case, our only concern is to achieve a resolution that allows your rights and freedom to remain intact. While our firm is skilled in negotiation, we always build cases for trial if a more aggressive defense is necessary.

We are prepared to defend you for any state or federal charge, including:


What is Criminal Defense?

Criminal defense is the practice of legally representing and defending individuals who have been charged with a crime. This can cover a wide variety of cases, ranging all the way from minor theft to capital murder. At the law office of Phillip A. Linder, we offer experienced criminal defense for any state or federal charge.

What does a criminal defense lawyer do?

A criminal defense lawyer is responsible for protecting their clients’ legal rights and best interests. They provide informed counsel to their clients and help them understand their legal options. Most criminal defense strategies revolve around challenging the validity and sufficiency of the prosecution’s evidence.

It’s important to be aware that you don’t have to wait until you’re charged with a crime to seek legal representation.


If you’ve been questioned by the police or believe you’re under investigation, we may be able to help you avoid charges with early intervention.

We’ll also handle all post-conviction matters, including expungement, probation violations, and appeals of criminal convictions.

Criminal Defense

Family Law


What is family law?

Family law is an area of legal practice that deals with issues involving family relationships. These can include divorce, child custody, property division, and more. The purpose of family law is to ensure each individual’s interests are protected in a dispute and to ensure that any children involved are safe from harm.

What is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney is a legal representative who specializes in family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and more. They can act as mediators in a family disagreement, helping to ensure that no one’s rights are violated and no children are exploited or abused in a separation. Other issues that a family law attorney can help with include property division, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and domestic violence protection.

What is family law court?

A family court deals with cases involving family law, such as divorce settlements and custody of children. They’re designed to settle legal disputes within families and provide a resolution to the case. The specific protocol for how a family court operates can vary from state to state.

Make the Right Decisions for Your Future

Going through a divorce or any other family law matter can be intimidating and exhausting. The decisions you make now will impact you and your family for many years to come, so it’s essential that you don’t let your emotions cloud your judgment. In these situations, you’ll want a caring and experienced lawyer who can ensure you’re making the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

At the law office of Phillip A. Linder, we represent people throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area in all aspects of family law. With over 20 years of experience, our firm has established a reputation for delivering ideal solutions to even the most complex disputes.

With You Every Step of the Way

In these situations when so much is at stake, you want to make sure you have an attorney you can trust — an attorney who will prioritize your needs and help you make informed decisions. Through the entire process, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll always make ourselves available to you, any day and any time.

Though we’ll always do our best to resolve your case without the need for litigation, our opponents understand that we’re fully prepared to go to court if it’s necessary to protect your rights.

Our firm handles all different kinds of family law matters, including:

Family Law

White Collar Crime


What is white collar crime?

White-collar crime is a type of nonviolent, financially-motivated crime typically committed by business professionals and government officials. There are many variations of white-collar crime including embezzlement, fraud, racketeering, bribery, insider trading, and more. The term white-collar crime refers to the fact that crimes of this nature are often committed by members of the middle-to-upper-class.

What is the most common white collar crime?

According to Northcentral University, there are five types of white-collar crimes that are particularly common. These are:

  1. Corporate Fraud

  2. Embezzlement

  3. Ponzi Schemes

  4. Extortion

  5. Bankruptcy Fraud

What are the consequences of white collar crime?

The legal consequences of being charged with a white-collar crime can be very steep. Common penalties include hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. If a business or corporation is found guilty of white-collar crime, it can result in strict penalties that eventually lead to financial ruin. Federal sentencing guidelines suggest a longer prison sentence in any case where at least one victim suffered substantial financial harm.

White Collar

Protect Your Reputation and Your Future

White-collar crime convictions often lead to felony charges and a permanent criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. At the law office of Phillip A. Linder, we’re happy to defend professionals, corporate officers, and any other individuals who are facing allegations involving white-collar crime.

Nothing less than your entire future is at stake in these cases, so it’s crucial to have an experienced lawyer by your side who will fight for you. White-collar crimes tend to have a complex nature and there are a number of strategies we can implement to get your case dismissed. These include proving that you didn’t commit the accused act with knowledge or intention of the end result, or showing that you were a victim of entrapment or duress.

No matter the specifics of your case, we can provide the skilled and aggressive defense you need to ensure the best possible outcome for your future.

A false accusation threatened my medical license and career as a doctor in Dallas, but Phillip took care of the situation and I was cleared of all charges.” — Dr. Johnson

Types of White Collar Crime

We defend clients against charges for all types of white

collar crime, including:

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