HOUSTON – Nationally recognized Houston lawyer Philip Hilder is being recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for both his commercial litigation and white-collar defense work. He is also on the just-released 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers.
The founder of Hilder & Associates, P.C., Mr. Hilder has earned the Best Lawyers listing for his work in the Houston area since 2015. Best Lawyers is the nation’s oldest peer-review legal services guide.
He has been recognized on the Texas Super Lawyer list for his white-collar criminal defense work since it first started rating Texas lawyers in 2003. Super Lawyers, also a peer-review guide, recognizes no more than 5 percent of Texas lawyers in any year.
Mr. Hilder has represented a variety of clients, from elected officials, to energy industry executives and defense contractors. He has helped whistleblower clients prevail in high-profile cases, including Enron Corp. and Countrywide Financial Corp. He also assists companies with internal investigations.
A former federal prosecutor in Houston, Mr. Hilder often is called upon by the media for his legal insights into some of the country’s highest-profile criminal cases. He was formerly the attorney-in-charge of the Houston Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force. Before his appointment as a special attorney with the Justice Department, Mr. Hilder was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Texas with the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He also serves on the Houston Independent Police Oversight Board by appointment of the mayor.
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, whistleblower representation, internal corporate investigations, trials, and related parallel administrative and civil litigation and appeals.