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W. Alan Phillips

educator , entertainment lawyer

W. Alan Phillips, American entertainment lawyer, educator. Bar: Tennessee, 1994, United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee, 1995.

Background

Phillips, W. Alan was born on August 26, 1963 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Billy Ray and Clara Joanne (Andrews) Phillips.

Education

Bachelor of Music, James Madison University, 1985. Juris Doctor, University Richmond, 1994.

Career

Marketing manager Silver Bells Music, Nashville, 1986. Field representative American Society of Composers, Richmond, Virginia, 1986-1988. Regional sales manager Independence Communications, 1988-1991.

Law clerk Press, Jones & Waechter, 1992-1993, Jack, Lyon & Jones, P.A., Nashville, 1993, associate, 1995-2000. Attorney OrNda Health Corporation, 1994-1995. Senior associate McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, Palo Alto, since 2000.

Adjunct professor copyright Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 1996-1999, Belmont University, Nashville, 1997-1998.

Achievements

  • Bar: Tennessee, 1994, United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee, 1995.

Works

  • Associate editor: University Richmond Law Review, 1992-1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others.

Views

All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

Membership

Member American Bar Association (chairman arts, entertainment and sports law committee young lawyers division 1997-1998), Nashville Bar Association (chairman entertainment and sports law committee 2000, chairman intellectual property committee 1997-1998), Country Music Association, Copyright Society of South, International Entertainment Buyers Association (general council 1998-2000), Friends Against Museum Exploitation Artists (general counsel 1998-2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Computers.

Connections

Married Molly Melissa Stocks, November 3, 1984. Children: Abigail Alston, James Andrew.

father:
Billy Ray Phillips

mother:
Clara Joanne (Andrews) Phillips

spouse:
Molly Melissa Stocks

children:
Abigail Alston Phillips

James Andrew Phillips

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.