Meet Phil Weiser

Phil Weiser is an innovative, effective leader who has dedicated his life to public service and teaching. He is a lifelong Democrat who has worked on behalf of Democratic candidates in Colorado for almost 20 years.

In 1992, Phil first came to Colorado to interview with his future mentor Judge David Ebel. With the exception of serving in the federal government, Phil has worked in Colorado since he graduated law school.

After graduating law school, Phil worked in Denver for Judge Ebel on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then went to work at the United States Supreme Court, serving as a law clerk for Justices Byron White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He next served in President Clinton’s Department of Justice before coming back to Colorado to teach as a professor at the University of Colorado Law School.  At CU Law, Phil founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, co-chaired Governor Bill Ritter’s Innovation Council, and litigated civil rights cases pro bono before the Tenth Circuit.

After serving in the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the White House’s National Economic Council, Phil returned home to serve as Dean of CU Law. A leader in the Colorado startup community, he co-founded Startup Colorado and founded the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.

Phil and Heidi, a physician, are raising their two children, Aviva and Sammy, in Denver.

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