18-Year-Old Case Reaps Delayed Gratitude

The fastest jury verdict in the history of Robert M. Phillips & Associates (15 minutes), in a DWI case in 1993, has resulted in not only delayed gratitude, but accolades for the law firm from a prominent Waco, Texas law firm, Sheehy, Lovelace & Mayfield.

Michael J. Gulig, who sat on the jury acquitting Phillips’ DWI client back in 1993, was so impressed by the defense lawyer’s performance, that he never forgot it.  Recently, Gulig wrote to Phillips and his firm

“A number of years ago, you tried a DWI case in McLennan County.  I served on the jury of that case.  You represented your client superbly, and it didn’t take us more than 15 minutes to return a “not guilty” verdict.  I recall introducing myself to you after the trial and asking for one of your cards, thinking that if I ever needed a criminal attorney to represent me you would be the guy.  Thank God that such a situation has not come to pass.”

“But I recently did need help on a client matter in Georgetown, and I am writing to thank you personally for the courtesy that your staff extended to me by assisting one of my clients in the execution of Powers of Attorney and a Living Will.  Wendy was quite gracious in listening to my rambling initial phone call asking for a favor, and Janet was very accommodating in meeting with my folks and making sure that everything was done right.”

“I will certainly do everything that I can do to return the favor if you ever happen to need anything in this area.  Please feel free to call on me if you ever have the need to do so.  Again – many thanks.”

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