Originally from the Granite State of New Hampshire, Thomas Philbrick is a farmer by upbringing and a lawyer by profession. He pursued a career as a concert violinist until the age of 20, studying with faculty from Juilliard and New England Conservatory and performing in venues as prestigious as New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall. While an undergraduate student at Wheaton College (IL), he spent six months working for a grain trading company in rural Uganda and researching regional agricultural policy issues. He attended Michigan State University College of Law, where he was at the top of his class, published two law review articles before graduating, worked as an Articles Editor for the Law Review, and participated in Moot Court. His recent ventures have included writing his third and fourth law review articles, working on a Constitutional Law textbook for high school students, and teaching an 8-week Constitutional Law seminar for high school juniors and seniors. He and his wife Sarah live in Detroit, Michigan.