Who We Are
Strategic Advice: For personal legal matters, Phillips Law Firm provides strategic legal advice focused on meeting each client's specific goal for that client's legal matter. For business legal matters, Penny uses her 20 plus years of experience advising decision makers on the risks and legal ramifications of proposed courses of action to provide her business clients with strategic legal advice, focused on meeting specific business needs.
Practical Solutions: Phillips Law Firm focuses on the helping clients get to their bottom line for each legal matter. Business leaders find Penny’s legal advice to be quite valuable, focusing on the company’s specific situation and goals while addressing the legal aspects of the situation.
How does it work: For example, as a legal adviser to small businesses, Penny provides advice on issue common to most businesses, while also addressing the effect that the laws regulating that particular industry have on the company's proposed actions and agreements. For family members dealing with a death in the family, Phillips Law Firm's attorneys help these clients understand all of the ways to transfer property to those who remain and explain these options as to which are faster and which are the most cost effective way to make that happen.
Penny's background: Penny spent over nine years working as an in-house lawyer, employed by one client at a time, and building in depth understanding about business strategy and processes. Penny’s background gave her the opportunity to learn about the intersection of business and law, including electronic information.
When Penny served her country as a commissioned officer/lawyer on active duty with the United States Air Force, she learned Military Law and gained valuable experience helping military members with their personal legal matters like divorce and family law, wills and estate planning, and about the military law aspects of these areas of law.
Prior to joining the Air Force, Penny was a criminal prosecutor in Plainview, Texas, serving as Assistant District Attorney for the 64th and 242nd Judicial Districts of Texas and acting County Attorney for Hale County, Texas.
Penny is licensed in Texas and Florida. She is admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court (1992); U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1993); Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (1995); the Florida Supreme Court (2001); U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2001); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2002). Penny elected inactive status in Florida since she is practicing full time in Texas. She is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. In 2011, she was named the Collin County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. This is awarded to the attorney who donates the most time in that year of free legal services to the poor through Collin County's chapter of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
Penny earned her law degree at Texas Tech University School of Law in 1992 and her Bachelor degree, summa cum laude (with highest honors), at Lubbock Christian University in 1989.
Penny is a veteran, having served on active duty for almost six years, and is committed to helping other veterans. She offers military discounts to active duty, reservists, guard, honorably discharged veterans and military dependents.
Where To Find Us
Phillips Law Firm is located at 1800 Preston Park Boulevard, Suite 245, Plano, Texas 75093.Click to view the map
Phillips Law Firm is certified as a Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).