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About Wick Phillips
Full-service law firm Wick Phillips has three Texas offices—in Austin, Dallas, and Houston—from which approximately 70 experienced attorneys handle matters in bankruptcy, labor and employment, litigation, tax law, banking and finance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
Formed with a Purpose
Wick Phillips is a relatively new firm, founded in 2004 by two experienced litigators: Todd Phillips and Bryan Wick. The two joined forces to draw from their BigLaw backgrounds and form a firm where they felt they could offer “greater personal attention and efficiencies” to clients—a principle they call “Law with Purpose.” Since its founding, the firm has grown to three locations across Texas and has added enough talent to grow its ranks to around 70 attorneys strong.
Wick Phillips serves clients throughout Texas and the United States, including Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and startups, franchises, and more. As a full-service firm, Wick Phillips has served clients in a number of industries, including banking and finance; construction and real estate; retail, restaurants, and financing; and oil, gas, and other natural resources.
With a strong foundation in litigation, Wick Phillips handles disputes from start to finish, both in and out of court, including complex cases and class actions. The firm also boasts an in-depth understanding of the Texas Anti-Slapp statute, which creates an early dismissal procedure in certain cases and is a gray area for Texas litigants following a recent legislative change. On the corporate side, the firm is similarly well-equipped to tackle any type of transaction, including entity formations and structuring; mergers, acquisitions, divestures, and asset sales; reorganizations and recapitalizations; and public securities offerings and compliance matters.
Serving Clients with Experience
Wick Phillips operates with a clients-first approach and touts itself as a firm that functions according to four P’s: performance, passion, precision, and purpose. One way the firm honors this commitment is by hiring lateral attorneys that come with experience, usually from large law firms—this allows the firm to offer clients top legal minds with the flexibility and attention a smaller firm can provide.
News & Awards
Wick Phillips Attorneys Earn Awards and Accolades: Wick Phillips is ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News. Partner Erika Bright is recognized by Chambers USA as a “Leading Individual in Insurance” and elected Fellow to the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC). Labor and Employment partner Andrew Gould is listed in D CEO as a “Dallas 500.” A total of 55 other awards were earned by various firm attorneys.
Wick Phillips Proudly Serves GDC Technics, LLC as Debtor’s Counsel: Wick Phillips serves as debtor’s counsel in the GDC Technics, LLC Chapter 11 restructuring, including in a successful first day of hearings. The court approved a loan to maintain operations while the business works to secure longer-term financing and a plan to come out of bankruptcy. GDC filed for Chapter 11 protection with funded debt of $25 million since having its contracts with Boeing terminated.
Wick Phillips Pro Bono Work Gets Attention of the Press: Bryan Wick and Noah Nadler represented a Green Beret who lost his leg in Afghanistan in a lawsuit against USAA Insurance over a claim they ultimately denied after giving him permission to get a repair. Dallas Morning News ran a story highlighting the unpopularity of the mismatch between the company’s commercials and their practices.
Wick Phillips Serves as Legal Advisors in Multi-Million-Dollar Merger: Hyliion Inc. and Tortoise Acquisition Corp. announced in 2020 that, following the closing of their merger, the combined company would receive $560 million of proceeds. Hyliion has established itself as an industry leader in the electrification of Class 8 trucks with both hybrid and fully electric powertrain solutions capable of achieving a new carbon-negative footprint.
3131 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 692-6200
Founding Partners: K. Todd Phillips and Bryan J. Wick
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
50 - 100
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Salary not disclosed.
General Recruiting Email: email@example.com
No. of U.S. Offices: 3
No. of International Offices: 0
Fort Worth, TX
Banking and Finance
Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
Construction Litigation and Consultation
Corporate and Finance
Estate Planning Services
Labor and Employment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Oil and Gas Litigation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.