Mary Elizabeth Phillips

Personal

Birthday: 
1969
Birthplace: 
Kirksville, MO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Legislative assistant, U.S. Rep. Patsy Ann Danner, Missouri, 1993-1994
Assistant prosecutor, Jackson County, Missouri, 1997-2001
Private practice, Leawood, Kansas, 2001-2008
Special prosecutor, Circuit Court of Missouri, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, 2002-2008
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Missouri, 2008-2009; litigation consultant, 2008
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 2009-2012

Education

Name of School: 
University of Chicago
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1991
Name of School - Second: 
University of Chicago
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1992
Name of School - Third: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1996

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name: 

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/22/2012
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