Beth Phillips (University of Chicago, University of Missouri) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. She would replace John F. Wood, who resigned in February.
- Born in Kirksville, Mo., in 1969.
- Has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Missouri since August 2008.
- Worked as a litigation consultant in the Western District of Missouri from June 2008 to July 2008.
- Was an associate at Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny in Leawood, Kan., from September 2001 to February 2008.
- Was a special prosecutor in the Jackson County, Mo., Circuit Court from 2002 to 2008.
- Worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Jackson County, Mo., prosecutor’s office from June 1997 to August 2001.
- Served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Pat Danner (D-Mo.) from January 1993 to June 1994.
- Was a legislative correspondent to the Senate Special Committee on Aging from July 1992 to December 1992.
- Tried approximately 40 cases to verdict, 90 percent of which were jury trials. Served as chief counsel in approximately 25 of the cases and associate counsel in the remainder.
- Earned a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago.
Click here for her full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
UPDATE: On her Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure Phillips reports earning $12,708 from Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny in 2008. On her Senate Judiciary financial disclosure she reports assets of $1,193,100 and liabilities of $214,000 for a net worth of $979,100.