Memorials, 072021 ALBJ, Vol. 82 No. 4 Pg. 283 (July, 2021)

AuthorDonald M. Phillips
PositionVol. 82 4 Pg. 283


No. Vol. 82 No. 4 Pg. 283

Alabama Bar Lawyer

July, 2021

Donald M. Phillips

Don Phillips, 75, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on April 22 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He was born November 10,1945 at the West Point Hospital in West Point, Georgia to Cora Owens Phillips and Alvin Guy Phillips. Don graduated from Valley High School in 1964 and then from Jacksonville State University in 1969 with a bachelor of science in secondary education. He served honorably as a 1st Lieutenant for the U.S. Army in military intelligence and saw combat in Vietnam from February 1969 to January 1971. The Army a warded him the Bronze Star in 1971, and the Republic of Vietnam awarded him the Cross of Gallantry.

After his military service, Don returned home to complete his master of public administration degree. In 1975 he received his juris doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, he was awarded the Dean's Award. He was a member of the John A.Campbell Moot Court Board, the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.

He passed the bar exam in September 1975 and worked for the Alabama Attorney General's Office for one year. Don opened his practice in Lanett in 1976 and worked there until his death. One of his last...

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