Meet Beth Phillips
By Stephanie Woodrow | October 14, 2021 12:07 pm

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.

Her vitals:

  • 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.


One Comment

  1. MSC2007 says:

    Hasn’t our Federal and State courts in Missouri been influenced enough by Loyal Bushie….. types? Wasn’t it a requirement that you needed to be a Loyal Bushie…… to work under Schlozman and/or Wood.

    Can’t we find someone independent from the 8th circuit like Callahan or is there to much crime and public corruption that still needs to be protected from the Loyal Buschie……. family of Schlozman, Wood, Blunt and Bond?

    Senator McCaskill needs to reevaluate her selection and find someone that represents the interest of the 8th circuit and that has worked in the 8th circuit. No one that has worked in Kansas or the 10th circuit will ever represent the interest of Missouri and the 8th circuit!

    cc: Judiciary Committee

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