Phillip Mason joined SCPDA in 2017 after working as an immigration attorney. Phil earned his B.A. at the University of Washington and his J.D. at Gonzaga University School of Law. During law school, Phil served as a legal intern at Columbia Legal Services, the Northwest Justice Project, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
“I became a public defender because to stand idly by is no different to endorsing systemic oppression and inequality. The system was created by and for those in power and we must demand and exercise the privileges the elite granted themselves.”