I have spent the past thirty-five years of my life practicing criminal and civil law in Brazos County, Texas as well as regularly in Robertson, Madison, Grimes, Leon, and Washington Counties, and across the state.

My grandfather, two great uncles, many cousins and other relatives too numerous to mention all practiced law in the Brazos Valley. My daughter, Amy A. Banks, has joined the firm, so I know the family tradition will continue.

While I take great pride in my heritage, I also feel a deep sense of responsibility when I am hired to represent an individual and defend their rights.

My promise and my firm's promise, is to provide you with the same kind of legal representation that I would want for my own family. I give you my word that if you retain Amy or me to help you or someone you care about, we will do everything we can to see that justice is done in the case.

Philip C. Banks

Philip C. Banks

Criminal Law, Family Law


St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas
Juris Doctor 1981, Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity

Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Bachelor of Science 1973,
Master of Urban Planning 1975

Mr. Banks is a trained mediator.


  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas in 1982
  • Associate Municipal Judge, College Station, Texas, 1984-1985
  • Chief Municipal Judge, College Station, Texas, 1985-1992
  • Special Prosecutor, Hearne, Texas, 1992-1993
  • County Attorney, Pro Tem, Washington County, Texas, 1995
  • Board of Directors, Texas Municipal Court Association, 1989-1992
  • Founding Member, Brazos County Drug Court, 2004
  • Admitted to Practice in Both Federal and State Courts

Texas Municipal Courts Training Center, 1984-1992
Blinn College - Government, Business Law, 2008- 2013

Brazos County Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas
Brazos County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Founding Member


Amy A. Banks

Divorce, Family, Criminal Law


Southern Methodist University
Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas
Juris Doctor 2009, Dean's Scholarship Recipient
Austin College in Sherman, Texas
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science & English 2003


  • Board Certified (Family Law), Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Brazos County Drug Court, Criminal Defense Attorney, 2012-2014
  • SMU Criminal Justice Clinic, Student Attorney, 2009
  • Brazos County Adult Probation Officer, 2005-2006
  • Teach For America, Third Grade Teacher, San Jose, CA, 2003-2005
  • Voted Best Attorney 2020 (Bryan/College Station Eagle)

Blinn College - Texas Government and Business Law, 2009-2012


  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • Brazos County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board member and Founding member
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • St. Thomas Early Learning Center, President of School Board 2020 to present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association