Phillip is proud to represent the 99th District, and he wants to earn your trust and your vote.
I grew up in Lubbock and attended Lubbock public schools, Texas Tech and Texas Tech School of Law.
I began practicing law in 1990 and have had a general law practice ever since. Over the last 30 years, I have represented thousands of citizens and entities in the following areas:
Probate and Will Contests
Real Estate Disputes
Oil and Gas Matters
Corporations and Partnerships
I served as your Judge in County Court at Law No. 3 from 2017-2018. I am licensed by the State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice before all of the State Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. I am a member of the Family Law Section, Litigation Section, Civil Trial Section, and Real Estate/Probate/Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
I am a lifelong Republican. I am guided by my faith, family, and a commitment to justice.
I married my wife, Tricia, in 1980, and we have two daughters: Jennifer and her husband, David Harper, and Lesley and her husband, Dustin Barinka. We are the proud grandparents of Madison and Cameron Harper and Weston Barinka. We are active members of First United Methodist Church and spend time volunteering in the community.
I am a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, member of the Lubbock Sportsman’s Club and the Dallas Safari Club.
I support the Republican platform for Judicial Conduct and will not legislate from the bench. I am proudly a Conservative.
Former Lubbock County Court at Law Judge
Holding jury trials and hearing contested matters, 2017-2018
29 years of experience representing the citizens of Lubbock County in hundreds of civil trials, divorce and family law, real estate lawsuits, criminal cases, personal injuries, contested probate and guardianship cases, and mental health cases
The 99th District Court has original jurisdiction in:
felony criminal cases
divorce and family law
suits involving real estate
slander and defamation
suits on behalf of or against the State of Texas
Our Judicial system depends on Judges who know the law, have the highest ethical standards, and conduct the court’s proceedings with fairness and dignity to all parties
Election of a judge is one of the most important decisions a voter can make
Judges should be of good moral character and hold themselves to the highest ethical standards
Conservative Judicial Philosophy Matters
I will not legislate from the bench
I support the Texas Republican Platform on Judicial Conduct
I support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights (all of them)
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