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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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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).


  • Other Interests



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

Billy Ray Phillips

Clara Joanne (Andrews) Phillips

Molly Melissa Stocks

Abigail Alston Phillips

James Andrew Phillips


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.