Peter Phipps

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6300


J.D., Stanford Law School
B.S., University of Dayton

Peter J. Phipps is a senior trial counsel at the Federal Programs Branch in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. His practice involves defending federal statutes, regulations, policies, and programs against constitutional and administrative law challenges. In his position, he has been entrusted to handle some of the most sensitive and high-profile litigation involving the federal government in courts throughout the nation, at trial and on appeal.

Phipps held two legal positions prior to joining the Department of Justice. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and he worked as an associate at the Jones Day law firm in Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School (1998) and the University of Dayton (1995).

Phipps has taught Administrative Law at Duquesne University School of Law as an adjunct professor since 2014.


Administrative Law