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Joshua Phanco

  • Associate


Shallotte, NC





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Joshua Phanco is a highly experienced and accomplished trial attorney with a reputation for going above and beyond in his efforts to secure the best outcome for victims of crime. The son of a federal agent, Joshua moved around a lot growing up. He graduated from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans in 2009 and was soon recruited to join the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston, Texas. In his 10-year career as a prosecutor Joshua has tried more than sixty cases, ranging from DWIs to murders and capital murders. As a felony chief prosecutor in the Major Offenders division he has been tasked with handling extremely complex, high-profile serial killer murders and gang war killings.

Joshua is fond of stating that he is a lawyer because no one will pay him to surf or play guitar, and that is probably because he is not very good at either. A philosophy major in college, Joshua still enjoys reading philosophy books and arguing about the "big questions" of life over lunch. Joshua and his wife, Melinda, are parents to four children and they enjoy spending time together doing outdoors activities and games, all sorts. Joshua and Melinda consider helping people to be their life's mission, and they are always excited to talk about problems or needs that they can help with. Whatever the problem or area of law, Joshua is committed to a life of continual learning and being the best lawyer, and best person, he can be.

Areas Of Practice

  • Homeowners/Property Owners' Association, Foreclosure and Real Estate Matters
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Litigation
  • Criminal and Traffic Tickets
  • Other Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009
  • North Carolina, 2019


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A.


  • How to Pick a Jury, Harris County District Attorney's Office

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • 15th Judicial District Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2009 to 2019


  • English