Lee Phillips has been practicing local government law in Colorado for 40 years, representing cities, towns, counties and special districts.  In 1985, together with John Hayes, Lee founded the first Colorado law firm specializing in municipal law, Hayes & Phillips which continued in various iterations, through 2015 when Lee founded The Phillips Law Offices, LLC, in Fairplay.   Over the years Lee has served as general counsel to numerous Colorado local governments including the cities or towns of Buena Vista, Greenwood Village, Northglenn, Sheridan and Winter Park.  He has also been brought in as special counsel on complicated matters by cities and towns such as Arvada, Aurora, Commerce City, Federal Heights, and Salida.  Lee currently serves as the City Attorney for Cripple Creek, the Town Attorney for Alma and Fairplay, the Park County Attorney and general counsel for the South Park Health Service District. 

Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Colorado, Phi Beta Kappa, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver where he was a member of the board of editors of the law review.  

By appointment of the Governor and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court Lee serves on the 11th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Committee.  He also serves on the Central Peaks Regional Council for El Pomar Foundation and is active in numerous other local organizations.