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General Counsel and FOIA Officer

Phillip Husband

Phillip Husband is the General Counsel for the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health). Prior to his appointment as the General Counsel in 2013, he served as the Deputy General Counsel for the agency starting in late 2001. Husband has been the agency’s FOIA Officer since 2008. 

Husband was Associate General Counsel for the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation that operated DC General Hospital and later was General Counsel for the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation.

Prior to moving to Washington, Husband was in private practice in the US Virgin Islands where he established himself as a skilled attorney successfully handling litigation, appeals, and commercial transactions.

Husband clerked for the US District Courts in Louisiana following graduation from Tulane University School of Law. Husband received an undergraduate degree in business from Mississippi State University. 

Husband has been admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and four states. He has been admitted to practice law before numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court.