Houston White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Philip Hilder Named Among Texas’ Top Lawyers in 2013

HOUSTON – Noted white-collar criminal defense attorney Philip Hilder of Houston's Hilder & Associates, P.C., is being honored by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers as one of the state's top attorneys in 2013.

Mr. Hilder has earned the Texas Super Lawyers distinction every year since the list's debut in 2003. He is recognized in the recent list for his expertise in white-collar criminal defense.

To create the list of top attorneys, Texas Super Lawyers asks lawyers to nominate their peers, and a blue-ribbon panel assists with final selections. The complete list appears in the October 2013 editions of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines, and is available online at http://www.superlawyers.com.

A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Hilder represents individuals, corporate officers and businesses in white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, whistle-blower matters and related litigation. He also focuses on cases involving health care and Medicaid fraud. He routinely handles high-profile cases, including previously representing the whistle-blowers at Enron Corp. and Countrywide Financial Corp.

Mr. Hilder currently serves as the National Co-Chair of the White-Collar Crime Committee for the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. He also is Co-Chair of the ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud.

A Boston College Law School graduate, Mr. Hilder served as the attorney-in-charge of the Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force in Houston. While in private practice, he has served as President of the Federal Bar Association in Houston in addition to appointments as a federal Special Counsel and a State Bar of Texas Grievance Panel member.

Hilder & Associates, P.C., provides a comprehensive range of legal services for individuals, corporate officers, businesses, and legal and financial professionals. The firm's attorneys focus on white-collar criminal defense matters and related complex civil and administrative litigation, corporate compliance programs, grand jury investigations, attorney grievance defense, "qui tam" claims, whistle-blower representation, internal corporate investigations, and related parallel administrative and civil litigation and appeals. The firm provides preventive compliance programs for corporate clientele to deter violations of mortgage and bank fraud, FCPA violations, health care fraud, antitrust and theft. In addition, the firm conducts internal investigations at the request of corporate clients to detect possible criminal violations.