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 times.
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 Court.
Greg is married to Donna Phillips, who has taught in Wyoming public schools for the past 28 years. They have two children, Ryan and Rachel.