RYAN P. PHILLIPS
After graduating from Magnolia High School in 1999, Ryan then attended Southern Arkansas University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Ryan went on to pursue his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, graduating in 2005. Ryan is admitted to practice law in the State of Arkansas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the U.S. District Court of Eastern Texas.
After moving back to Magnolia in 2005, Ryan joined the law firm of Kinard, Crane & Butler, becoming a partner shortly thereafter. Ryan became Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in 2007 and Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Columbia County in 2013. In addition to his work in Columbia County, Ryan also is the Civil Attorney for Lafayette County, AR.
Ryan has served Columbia County in many ways, including the Chairman of the Columbia County Election Commission, President of the Columbia County Bar Association and serves on numerous boards for local non-profits.
Ryan and his wife Katherine have one son, Bowen. They are very active members of First Presbyterian Church, Magnolia, where Ryan has served as an Elder and head of the mission committee. In his free time, you will find Ryan providing the color analysis for the SAU Muleriders on the Mulerider Sports Network. He also is a sports enthusiast who enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.