October 17, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Mental Health, Department of

Governor Appoints Anniston Native Laura Brown Phillips to ADMH Board of Trustees

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley recently appointed Judge Laura Brown Phillips to the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Phillips will fill the remainder of the term of Paul Davis, who recently passed. She will represent the Third Congressional District until the term expires in April 2013.

Phillips has served as district court judge in the 7th Judicial Circuit since 2004. Prior to that position, she worked in several positions in the 7th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, including supervisor of the Family Violence Trial Division, assistant district attorney, felony intake officer/victim’s service officer and clerk. Phillips holds a bachelor’s in political science from Jacksonville State University and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law.

Phillips is a current member of the Alabama Bar Association and Calhoun County Bar Association. She has been a member of a number of professional and community organizations including the National District Attorney’s Association, Alabama District Attorney’s Association, Alabama Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Juvenile Rules and Procedure, Calhoun County Family Services Board of Directors, and Calhoun and Cleburne County Child Trauma Team. Phillips was a founding member of the Calhoun and Cleburne County Child Death Review Team, the Calhoun County Task Force Against Domestic Violence (of which she was also co-chairman), and LINC (of which she also served on the Board of Directors).

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