Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips
Gregory A. Phillips was appointed as
Wyoming’s 35th Attorney General in March 2011.
Greg was born in 1960. For
generations, both sides of his family have lived in
Uinta County, Wyoming. In 1978, Greg graduated from
Evanston High School in Wyoming. In 1983, he
graduated from the College of Commerce and Industry
at the University of Wyoming, receiving a bachelor’s
degree in economics.
In 1987, Greg graduated with honors from
the College of Law at the University of Wyoming.
He served on the law review and upon graduating was
selected for the Order of the Coif. From 1987 to
1989, Greg served as a law clerk to the Honorable
Alan B. Johnson, United States District Court Judge,
in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
In September 1989, Greg returned to
Evanston, a town of about 10,000 people, to practice
law with his father and older brother. He
continued in this practice through 1998 when his
father and brother retired from law practice.
During six of these years in
Evanston---from 1993 through 1998---Greg served as a
State Senator from Uinta County. He ran for
this office in 1992 and 1994 and was elected both
In late 1998, Greg began practicing law in
Cheyenne with his law school friend, Matt Mead.
They ran their our own firm until October 2001 when
Mr. Mead was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the
United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming.
In January 2003, Greg joined Mr. Mead at the U.S.
Attorney’s office in Cheyenne. As an Assistant
United States Attorney, he tried jury cases and
argued 19 cases in the Tenth Circuit Court of
Appeals. In November 2010, Mr. Mead was
elected Governor of the State of Wyoming. That
same month he named Greg as his nominee to serve as
Wyoming’s next Attorney General.
Greg is admitted to practice before the
Wyoming Supreme Court, the United States District
Court for the District of Wyoming, the Tenth Circuit
Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme
Greg is married to Donna Phillips, who has
taught in Wyoming public schools for the past 28
years. They have two children, Ryan and