Phillip Kline

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Phillip D. "Phill" Kline (born December 31, 1959) is a law professor at Liberty University. He was the Republican district attorney of Johnson County, Kansas. From January 2003 to January 2007, he was the Kansas Attorney General.[1] Kline lost re-election as attorney general to Democratic challenger Paul Morrison on November 7, 2006, 58%-41%.[2] Kline became the district attorney of Johnson County on the day he left office as attorney general, switching jobs with Morrison. Kline then ran for a full term as district attorney, but Steve Howe defeated Kline in the August 5, 2008, Republican primary.[3] Kline joined the Liberty University Law School faculty in January 2009.[4]

Kline was disbarred in Kansas for unethical conduct, and his appeal was heard by the Kansas Supreme Court in November, 2012.[5]


  1. The Kansas City Star, Kline, Morrison sworn in, January 8, 2007.
  2. The Lawrence Journal-World, Race for Attorney General. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
  3. Carroll, Diane. "Howe’s effort topples Kline", Kansas City Star. 
  5. "LU professor's job secure regardless of outcome of Kansas ethics case", The News and Advance, November 16, 2012. Retrieved on November 16, 2012.