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Philip M. Gommels

Philip M. Gommels is a Houston criminal attorney and principal of The Law Office of Philip M. Gommels, PLLC. He has extensive trial experience and has represented individual clients in a wide variety of legal matters.

He is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, as well as federal courts for the Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and Fifth Circuit.

In 2013 and 2014 Houstonia Magazine named Mr. Gommels a “Top Lawyer” in the field of Criminal Defense.

Client Reviews

He is a great lawyer and trustworthy

He represented me better than I anticipated and did a lot of research and investigation on my cases. He got me a good deal on both cases and reduced one of my felonies to a misdemeanor. He is definitely a great Houston criminal defense lawyer. He did a real good job and he really cares about his clients.



– Jose Luis

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We The People

Last Thursday, September 17th was Constitution Day. (I meant to blog about this earlier, but I got hit by some nasty RansomeWare. More on this in my next blog post!) To celebrate, Houston criminal defense attorneys Jen Gaut, Gemayel Haynes,

The Sandra Bland video demonstrates how knowing a little about your rights can be just as dangerous as not knowing them at all

Another police interaction video has gone viral this week.  This time it wasn’t a cell phone camera.  Instead, the video comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper’s own dash-mounted camera.  The video shows Sandra Bland, a black


The majority of 100 Houston Police Department officers who have field tested body cameras over a recent two-month period called it a positive experience, though many expressed concern that the technology could endanger officer safety or be used by superiors to discipline them, according to an internal report obtained this week by the Houston Chronicle.

That technology is expected to be adopted department-wide beginning this summer as a way to increase police accountability.

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