Kathryn Phillips clerked for a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, practiced environmental law and later worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Oklahoma while her husband, former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips, was on the federal bench in the Western District of Oklahoma. During her time in Oklahoma she was honored with the Leadership Oklahoma Award. She has a B.A. degree from SMU and a J.D. degree from University of Tulsa.
Kathryn is currently a board member of the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles and was a founding board member of Direct Connections to Africa. She is also a member of the Master Plan Committee for Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, CA. She is a producer of a critically acclaimed London West End production nominated for multiple Tony and Olivier awards during its runs on Broadway and the West End.
Kathryn was a board member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for over a decade where she served as the Bishop’s Representative. Kathryn also held the position of Senior Warden at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.
Kathryn has trained and shown horses in multiple disciplines, been featured in various publications, and, in fact, took off a semester of law school to work on a cattle ranch. She and her husband, Layn, live in Laguna Beach. They have a daughter, two sons and two grandchildren.