Thomas W. Phillips

Personal

Birthday: 
1943
Birthplace: 
Oneida, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1969-1973
Private practice, Oneida and Knoxville, Tennessee, 1973-1991
County attorney (part-time), Scott County, Tennessee, 1976-1991

Education

Name of School: 
Berea College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1965
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates. At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and civil and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with more than 550 employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1969
Name of School - Third: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1973

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/15/2002
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/1/2013
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1991-2002

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