History of the Federal Judiciary

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Phillips, Mary Elizabeth
Born 1969 in Kirksville, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 7, 2011, to a seat vacated by Ortrie D. Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 2012, and received commission on March 22, 2012.

University of Chicago, B.A., 1991
University of Chicago, M.A., 1992
University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1996

Professional Career:
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


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