KATHRYN SEVIER PHILLIPS
Harvard Law School
Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1991
Kathryn Sevier Phillips is an attorney practicing in Nashville, Tennessee. Historically, her practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, election law, campaign finance compliance, general corporate matters and children’s issues.
Kathryn has a history of involvement in local and national politics having worked on political races in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Most recently, she served as General Counsel for former Governor Lamar Alexander’s bid for President of the United States. In 1998 in her first bid for public office, Kathryn was the Republican Nominee for House District 63 in the Tennessee General Assembly, receiving nearly 47% of the votes cast in the general election. She served two years as first vice president of the Republican Women of Williamson County and has served as legal counsel for the Williamson County Republican Party. She has also advised a number of federal and state political action committees with respect to campaign finance compliance.
Kathryn, a former high school teacher, also has an interest in educational and child-related issues and is a former consultant for the Peabody Center on Education Policy at Vanderbilt University.
After creating the first joint degree program of its kind, Kathryn simultaneously received her law degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Education in administration and education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 1991, she completed her undergraduate degree in political science at Auburn University.
She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, where she has sung in the choir and has taught second-grade Sunday School, she is a member of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, and she is a member of the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
Kathryn Sevier Phillips is a descendent of General John Sevier. John Sevier (1745 - 1815), a distinguished war hero, served as the first governor of Tennessee for six terms and represented Tennessee in the United States Congress for three terms.
Kathryn and her husband, Kevin, currently live in Brentwood, Tennessee with their son, Jackson, and their beagle, Gunther.