The Hon. Lawrence A. Phillips is a judge for the 59th District Court in Grayson County, Texas. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Greg Abbott on May 1, 2018.
Prior to his appointment, Phillips worked as a partner at Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith. He has also served as a special prosecutor for juvenile cases for the Grayson County District Attorneys Office.
Phillips earned a B.B.A. from Baylor University. Then, in 1990, he completed a J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center.
While working as an attorney in private practice, Phillips also served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 62. He was elected to the position in 2003. During his tenure there, he served as chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He was also a member of the Ethics Committee, the Redistricting Committee, and the Border and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.
His professional memberships have included the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, the Paul Brown American Inn of Court, the Grayson County Bar Association, the Wichita County Bar Association, and the Red River Boundary Commission. He has also been involved with the Grayson County Salvation Advisory Board, the True Options (Pro-Life) Pregnancy Center, and the Texoma Valley District of the Boy Scouts of America.
He is a recipient of the Law & Order Award for the Texas District & County Attorneys Association, the Texas Distinguished Service Award from the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas, and the Champion of Texas Families Award from the Texas Family Law Foundation.
Married with three children, the Phillips family is a long-time member of Sherman Bible Church.
He is registered as a Republican.
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