Michael Thurman

Thurman & Phillips, P.C.

Real Estate Attorney | Serving San Antonio, TX

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4093 De Zavala Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78249

Knowledge. Experience. Dedication

Thurman & Phillips, P.C. (the “Firm”) was founded in 1976 by Michael B. Thurman and Edmund P. Phillips.  Although the Firm has had many opportunities to expand beyond its present size, the founders elected to control the Firm’s size and areas of practice to maintain a small firm atmosphere that emphasizes personal relationships and trust between the Firm’s clients and their attorney. The Firm has selectively restricted its primary areas of practice to community associations, mechanic’s liens, creditor’s rights, litigation, business and corporate law.  The Firm is AV rated, which is the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell on those law firms and attorneys considered to have “Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability” with the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct.  

Contact Thurman & Phillips, P.C.today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Creditor Rights
  • Litigation
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Real Estate

This dedication extends to the communities served by the firm. With the encouragement of Thurman & Phillips, members of the firm have a strong history of community involvement and commitment.

Call Thurman & Phillips, P.C. today at 210-341-2020 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Michael B. Thurman

A graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. (1973) and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University (1976), is a founding partner and sole shareholder of Thurman & Phillips, P.C. (1976).  Michael is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Property Owner Association and Residential Real Estate Law, a member of the College of the State Bar, and a former member of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Chapter Community Associations Institute.  While Michael possesses extensive experience in community association, business, corporate, business acquisitions, and real estate related matters, his practice has evolved into one that primarily deals with all facets of community association law, including formation of associations, drafting of governing documents, restrictions interpretation and enforcement, collections and foreclosures.  Michael represents numerous community associations throughout the San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Corpus Christi areas, and has served for more than 20 years as general counsel for the Stone Oak Property Owners Association, Inc., the largest mixed-use development in Bexar County, Texas.  Michael is AV rated, which is the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell on attorneys considered to have “Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability” with the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct.  Michael also has an AVVO rating of 8.2 (Excellent) and has been recognized multiple times as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly magazine and one of the “Best Lawyers in San Antonio” in SA Scene Magazine. 


Attorney Zachary B. Aoki

A graduate of Baylor University with a B.B.A. (1987) and a J.D. from Boston College (1990) focuses his practice on trial and alternative dispute resolution.  Zachary has extensive trial and appellate experience in both federal and state courts.  Zachary’s community association experience includes jury verdicts involving restriction enforcement and assessment collections.  Zachary is the attorney responsible for representing community associations in bankruptcy court for the Firm.  


Attorney Brittany N. Olsen

A graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A. in English (2006) and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University (2018), is an associate attorney and the newest member to the Thurman & Phillips team.  She practices community association law, including drafting governing documents, interpreting restrictions and governing documents, researching case law, providing legal advice and assistance to property management companies, HOAs, and POAs with regard to restrictions enforcement and other community association matters, and foreclosures.  Brittany is a San Antonio native, active in the community, and excited to be working alongside of one of Texas’s premier, double Board Certified real estate and property owners association lawyers.

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