The son of a Marine Corps officer, Phil learned at an early age that honor and integrity were paramount in dealing with others. This ignited a passion in Phil to protect and defend those vulnerable to abuse, specifically children. Armed with a law degree from the University of Texas, Phil pursued his life’s mission. During his eight years as a prosecutor in Harris County he specialized in child sexual abuse and public integrity cases. He moved to Williamson County where he served as a chief felony prosecutor in the 26th and 368th District Court. It was there that he was named Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year in 2007 by the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Protective Team. In 2009, he accepted the position as First Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Texas. His honorable work continued here where he has served as the President of Children’s Safe Harbor. As our First Assistant District Attorney, Phil has worked to expand the resources that Montgomery County dedicates to child sex crime investigation and prosecution – helping to add two full time prosecutors, an investigator, a victim coordinator, and additional law enforcement to the team that works full time on cases.
One of Phil’s proudest moments was being the foster/adoptive dad to three of his children.
Phil lives in Montgomery and is an active member Restoration Church.
Phil Grant received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Virginia Military Institute. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
In 2009, he accepted the position as First Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Texas. As the First Assistant District Attorney of Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Phil is responsible for the day to day management of the office including the preparation and presentation of the annual budget. He also supervises the Public Integrity attorneys and support staff. He is a member of the Major Crimes and Police Integrity Response Team.
During his eight years as a prosecutor in Harris County, Texas he specialized in child sexual abuse and public integrity cases.
In Williamson County Phil served as a chief felony prosecutor in the 26th and 368th District Courts while handling civil litigation matters including asset forfeitures for the local District Attorney’s office.
A former adjunct professor with Lone Star College and Texas State University, Phil Grant is an accomplished speaker and teacher who presents on a variety of issues throughout the state. He teaches training for local and regional law enforcement as well as presenting community interest topics to local school boards and parent teacher groups.
Awards & Recognition
Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year in 2007 – Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Protective Team.
Past-President of the Board of Children’s Safe Harbor – Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Guardianship Certification Board for the State of Texas by the Texas Supreme Court.
Over 100 first chair felony trials.
Patron Influencing Education award from CISD in 2011
Board of Directors for the Conroe Noon Lions Club