Wyoming Governor Appoints New Campbell County Circuit Court Judge
Gillette attorney Paul Phillips, a U.S. Army veteran and former spokesman for the U.S. Secretary of Defense, has been selected by Governor Matt Mead to serve as Circuit Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in Campbell County.
Phillips will take over after Judge Terrill Tharp retires at the beginning of January.
Here is the full news release from the Office of Governor Matt Mead:
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead has selected Paul Phillips as Circuit Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in Campbell County. Phillips fills the vacancy created by Judge Terrill Tharp’s retirement effective January 1, 2017.
Phillips has engaged in the private practice of law in Gillette for over 10 years. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk for the District Court Judges of the 6th Judicial District. From 1982 to 2002, he served in the United States Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He concluded his military service at the Pentagon, serving as a spokesman for the Secretary of Defense. He attended George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, during the evenings while assigned to the Pentagon.
“Paul has a long record of service to country and community. For 20 years, he distinguished himself in the military, earning many commendations throughout his active duty service. He has served Campbell County in numerous capacities, including as Circuit Court Magistrate, District Court Commissioner, Hearing Officer for the Campbell County Board of Commissioners, and Judge for the Campbell County Adult Felony Treatment Court,” said Governor Mead. “Paul brings a great wealth of experience to the Circuit Court bench and I am confident he will serve the citizens of Campbell County well.”
In addition to a diverse law practice and civic activities, Phillips also assists veterans, including disabled vets, with claims and other legal needs.
“I am grateful for and humbled by the trust and confidence placed in me by Governor Mead, and I look forward to serving the people of Campbell County and the State of Wyoming,” Phillips said.