Judicial Resolutions Colorado
Steve Phillips retired in 2010 as a Denver District Court Judge after 27 years on the Bench. He spent several years in each of the principal divisions--criminal, general civil, and domestic relations. He has been a member of numerous Colorado Bar Association committees, the Colorado Supreme Court standing committees on Appellate Rules, Criminal Rules and Jury Instructions, and was presiding judge of the domestic cases pilot project. He has authored articles on torts and contracts and received the Denver Bar Association Award of Excellence in 2000.
After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law, Judge Phillips entered the United States Army's Judge Advocate General Corps and served from 1969-1974 in the United States and Vietnam. He then joined the Colorado State Attorney General's Office where he was Chief of the Appellate Section and First Assistant (now called "Deputy") in charge of the Enforcement Section (consisting of the civil trial lawyers, the appellate section, the consumer protection section, the medicaid fraud section, the Organized Crime Strike Force, and the anti-trust unit). From 1982 until he took the Bench, he was Assistant United States Attorney primarily prosecuting white-collar crimes.