Phil graduated from Willamette University in Oregon magna cum laude and then went to the University of Michigan Law School. Phil was principle in his own law firm for 17 years before joining the law firm of Stafford Frey which is now the firm of Frey Buck. He is admitted to practice in all Federal and State courts in Washington. Phil is the proud father of 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren. He has traveled throughout the world and has learned so much from these experiences.