Rainbow City, Alabama
Phil Williams is the Director of Policy Strategy and General Counsel for the Alabama Policy Institute, a conservative think-tank and advocacy organization that promotes state policies for limited government, free markets and strong families in the State of Alabama. Phil is also a practicing Attorney and the managing member of Williams, Driskill, Huffstutler & King, a law firm based in Gadsden, AL. Prior to practicing law Phil was in full time ministry for seven years with the international youth outreach organization YoungLife for which he served as an Area Director. In addition to his day-to-day employment Phil recently completed two terms as the State Senator for the Tenth District of Alabama. During his eight years in the Legislature Phil served as the Chairman for the Alabama Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Development, and the Vice Chair for the Committee on Judiciary. Aside from his civilian experience Phil also comes from a family with a strong military tradition. He is an Airborne Ranger and recently retired with the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service. Phil served two combat tours in the Global War on Terror, one each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as one tour in the Pentagon on the Army Staff’s Special Operations Division. Phil’s education includes a BS from the University of South Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. Phil has been married for 34 years to his wife Charlene – they have two adult children, son: Josh (and wife Anna) and daughter Caitlin, and one grandchild.