|Attorney General of Wyoming|
|March 2011 - July 2013|
|Predecessor||Bruce Salzburg (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Governor of Wyoming|
|Wyoming State Senate, District 15|
|High school||Evanston High School (1978)|
|Bachelor's||University of Wyoming (1983)|
|J.D.||College of Law at the University of Wyoming (1987)|
|Birthday||August 17, 1960|
|Place of birth||Denver, Colorado|
On January 31, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Phillips for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. A hearing took place in the U.S. Senate on March 12. He was unanimously confirmed on a 88-0 vote on July 8, 2013.
Phillips was named an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Wyoming in 2003 and served in the role until 2010, when he was named Special Assistant to the Governor for Legislative Affairs by Gov. Mead.
Phillips was born in Colorado and raised in Wyoming. Following his graduation from law school, Phillips served as a law clerk to Alan Johnson, U.S. District Court Judge in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He then joined his father and brother's general law practice and concurrently served two terms in the state senate. In 1998, Phillips started his own firm with future governor Matt Mead, which operated until October 2001. Phillis joined Mead in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne in 2003 as an Assistant United States Attorney. He served in this position until being named attorney general by Mead.
- Evanston High School (1978)
- Bachelor's degree in Economics, University of Wyoming (1983)
- J.D., College of Law at the University of Wyoming (1987)
Attorney General of Wyoming (2011-2013)
Phillips was appointed as Wyoming’s 35th Attorney General in March 2011. He served until July 8, 2013, when he was confirmed for a seat on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
Wyoming State Senate (1993-1998)
Phillips represented Uinta County in the Wyoming State Senate from 1993 to 1998.
Phillips was first appointed as Attorney General of Wyoming in March 2011 by Governor Matt Mead (R). Mead stated, "Greg is a critical thinker and he gets the job done. His leadership is exactly what Wyoming needs to address tough issues such as federal health care mandates and wolf management."
Comprehensive donor information for Phillips is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Phillips raised a total of $11,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 6, 2013.
|Gregory Phillips's Campaign Contribution History|
|1994||WY State Senate||$3,837|
|1992||WY State Senate||$7,447|
|Grand Total Raised||$11,284|
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Greg is married to his wife, Donna. Together they have two children, Ryan and Rachel.
Attorney General's Office
123 Capitol Building
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel: (307) 777-7841
Fax: (307) 777-6869
- Wyoming Attorney General Office
- Judgepedia profile
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 1994, 1992
- Casper Star Tribune, "Wyoming U.S. senators support attorney general for U.S. appellate court," March 19, 2013
- Star Tribune, "Obama nominates Wyoming attorney general for federal appeals court," January 31, 2013
- Casper Star Tribune, "U.S. Senate unanimously approves Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips for judgeship," July 8, 2013
- Alliance for Justice, "Gregory A. Phillips," accessed April 27, 2013
- Attorney General of Wyoming, "AG Bio-Gregory Phillips," accessed April 26, 2012
- Billings Gazette, "Mead announces Greg Phillips to serve as state AG," November 22, 2010
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Gregory Phillips," accessed May 6, 2013
Bruce Salzburg (D)
|Wyoming Attorney General
2011 – 2013
| Succeeded by|
Peter Michael (R)
|Wyoming House of Representatives District 15
1992 – 1998
| Succeeded by|