F. Philip Carbullido, Chief Justice


F. Philip Carbullido, Associate Justice

Honorable F. Philip Carbullido was appointed to the Supreme Court of Guam in 2000 and was elected by his peers to serve a third term as Chief Justice, which commenced on January 18, 2011.

Honorable F. Philip Carbullido is the Chair of the Judicial Council of Guam and presently serves as President of the Pacific Judicial Council (PJC), which consists of the Chief Justices of Guam, the CNMI, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Territory of American Samoa.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Conference of Chief Justices, a forum comprised of the highest judicial officers of the United States, its commonwealths and its territories.  He previously chaired the Education Committee of the PJC, which provides training for judicial officers and administrators throughout the Pacific, and he continues to serve as Justice Pro Tempore for the Supreme Court of the CNMI.

He and his wife Fay have four children, and were blessed with their first grandchild in March 2012.

Education: B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon (1975); J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (1978)
Appointed by: Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez to succeed Justice Janet H. Weeks