In 1989, Robert M. Phillips became the first criminal defense lawyer in Williamson County history to be Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is particularly impressive since fewer than 10 percent of all criminal lawyer in Texas are Board Certified Specialists in any field. In 2006, Mr. Phillips was named by the Texas Monthly Magazine and the Law & Politics Magazine, among Texas Super Lawyers, an honor accorded to only five percent of all Texas attorneys. Robert Phillips’ career spans over 25 years; he has tried over 200 jury trials and disposed of more than 3,000 felony and misdemeanor criminal cases at the state and federal level. The quality of his work is well-known by his peers and he has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a reputable, national attorney-rating service.