Galia Amram Phillips joined Stanford Law School in 2012 as the Clinical Supervising Attorney for the Criminal Defense Clinic. Before joining Stanford, Galia represented criminal defendants in federal and state court in cases ranging from prostitution to securities fraud to racketeering.
Galia attended Georgetown University as a government major with a double minor in theology and art, graduating in 1999 with distinction in honors for her thesis on the right to privacy. She received her JD in 2003 from NYU School of Law where she was a senior articles editor for the Review of Law and Social Change, as well as a Robert McKay Scholar. After law school, Galia clerked for the Honorable Royal Furgeson of the Western District of Texas, and then began her career as a public defender at The Defender Association. In 2007, Galia returned to California, where she spent three years at Keker & Van Nest, LLP before launching her own practice representing criminal defendants and habeas petitioners in federal and state court. Galia is a member of the Northern District of California’s Criminal Justice Act Panel and the appellate panels for the First and Second Districts of the California Court of Appeals.