Senator the Honourable Glenda Morean-Phillip


Mrs. Glenda Patricia Morean-Phillip served as an Opposition Senator during the 6th Republican Parliament and as Attorney General during the 7th and 8th Republican Parliaments.

Mrs. Morean Phillip, Attorney-at-Law, Senior Counsel, the holder of a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, was enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago in 1974 and has the distinction of being the first Trinidad born woman in her country to qualify as a solicitor.  She engaged in private practice as head of her law firm for 27 years up to 2001.  

During the period 1989 to 1991 she accomplished another milestone by being the first woman to hold the position of President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.  During the periods 1992 to 1995 and 1988 to 1999 she also served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association.

From 1987 to 2001 she served as an Associate Tutor on the Faculty of the Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies.  She was also appointed by Cabinet as a Member of the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority from 1994 to 2001, and acted as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago from 1999 to 2000.

Mrs. Morean Phillip sat on and chaired numerous Boards and Commissions in Trinidad and Tobago, including Chairperson of the Nursing Commission between 1980 and 1981, Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission between 1981 and 1986, and Deputy Chairperson of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago between 1993 and 1996.  She has also been actively involved in public service and community development activities in Trinidad and Tobago, and has been Honorary President of the Blind Welfare Association of Trinidad and Tobago.  She was also the first female president of Tennis Association of Trinidad and Tobago from 1991 to 1997, having competed in the sport of Lawn Tennis both locally and abroad.

She was appointed a member of the Senate of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago in 2001 and achieved yet another milestone by being her country’s longest serving female Attorney General from December 2001 to November 2003.  She was appointed High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Kingdom in November 2003 with accreditation to Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland; and in April 2008, she moved from London to Washington as Ambassador to the United States of America with accreditation to the United Mexican States and also as Ambassador to the Organization of the American States.