Phillip S. Wong
was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He is the son of two immigrants. His family owned a Chinese restaurant in Albert Lea and he worked there until he started college. He completed his freshman year at the University of Minnesota
, but transferred to the University of Colorado
, Boulder as a sophomore. He obtained his BA degree in economics from CU in 1974. He attended the University of Colorado School of Law
and obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1977. His only job as an attorney has been with Schey, Piller, Alspaugh, & Wong, P.C. since 1977.