Gregory A. Phillips

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Gregory A. Phillips
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Assumed office
July 9, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byTerrence L. O'Brien
36th Attorney General of Wyoming
In office
January 3, 2011 – July 9, 2013
GovernorMatt Mead
Preceded byBruce Salzburg
Succeeded byPeter K. Michael
Personal details
Gregory Alan Phillips

(1960-08-17) August 17, 1960 (age 59)
Littleton, Colorado
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Wyoming (B.S.)
University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D.)

Gregory Alan Phillips (born August 17, 1960) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and former Wyoming Attorney General.


Phillips was born on August 17, 1960, in Littleton, Colorado, and grew up in Evanston, Wyoming. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, in 1983, from the University of Wyoming. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1987, from the University of Wyoming College of Law, graduating Order of the Coif. He served as a law clerk to Judge Alan Bond Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming from 1987 to 1989. In 1989, Phillips joined his father and brother in their general law practice in Evanston, handling a broad range of civil matters. From 1993 to 1999, he also represented Uinta County in the Wyoming State Senate. Phillips opened the law firm of Mead & Phillips in 1998, handling civil litigation and prosecuting Medicaid reimbursement claims on behalf of Wyoming. In 2003, he joined the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming, handling criminal prosecutions and appeals on behalf of the government. In March 2011, he was appointed to serve as Attorney General of Wyoming by Governor Matthew Mead, representing the state of Wyoming before state and federal courts, serving until July 9, 2013.[1][2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 31, 2013, President Obama nominated Phillips to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, to the seat vacated by Judge Terrence L. O'Brien, who took senior status on April 30, 2013. His nomination was reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote on April 18, 2013.[1] His nomination was confirmed on July 8, 2013, by a vote of 88–0.[4] He received his commission on July 9, 2013.[3]


  1. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the US Court of Appeals". 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Senate Judiciary Committee Nomination Questionnaire" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
  3. ^ a b "Phillips, Gregory Alan - Federal Judicial Center".
  4. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session".

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Bruce Salzburg
Attorney General of Wyoming
Succeeded by
Peter K. Michael
Preceded by
Terrence L. O'Brien
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit