Our Mission… to create a legendary customer service experience that adheres to the highest ethical standards.
Meet the Team:
Philip A. King, Esq.
Philip King is the owner of the firm, Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC. For ten years, Mr. King advocated for justice in the public sector, most recently with the Ohio Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel. He has litigated more than 90 federal cases, 100 state cases, 30 disciplinary cases and four class actions. Philip has also won 7 federal trials and made 6 oral arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court.
Mr. King has over 20 years of trial experience. He is currently listed as an Adjunct Professor at Capital University Law School and trains attorneys on Legal Ethics at Continuing Legal Education Seminars across the state. His broad range of knowledge further allows him to preside as a Hearing Officer for four state agencies and pro-bono corporate counsel for the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Though his work in the public sector was gratifying, Mr. King saw a clear need to make the law more understandable and accessible to individuals with real world problems. As a result, the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC assists individuals with probate, estate planning and guardianship issues where Mr. King strives to give superior service while making the law as clear, simple and affordable as possible.
Attorney Philip King’s Legal Experience and Career Highlights:
• Has over 20 years of trial experience
• Litigated over 90 federal cases, over 100 state cases, over 30 attorney disciplinary cases, and 4 class actions
• Won 7 federal trials
• Litigated 4 class actions
• Made 7 oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Ohio
• Presides over administrative hearings as a Hearing Officer for 5 state agencies
• Adjunct Professor member at Capital University Law School
• Trial Advocacy instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy 2010-2013
• Lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars on Legal Ethics and Estate Planning across Ohio and nationally
• Pro bono legal services for the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
• Ohio MBE-Certified
Samuel D. Ehret, Esq.
Samuel D. Ehret, Esq. is an associate attorney for the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC. Sam joined the firm in November of 2020. In 2014, Sam received his bachelor’s degree in economics from The Ohio State University and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate law degree from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University in 2019. Before joining our firm, Sam worked as a project attorney at UnitedLex on E-discovery matters. Sam brings an attention to detail, a passion for serving his clients, and a dedication to meeting their needs. On fall Saturdays, you will likely find Sam and his wife, Kayla, volunteering and assisting The Ohio State University marching band – a true Buckeye.
Felice Harris Esq., of counsel
Attorney Felice Harris is a native New Yorker and proud alumna of Denison University and Capital University Law School. Ms. Harris began her legal career as an appellate attorney with the Office of the Ohio Public Defender and, after mastering the complexities of post-conviction practice, prosecuted misdemeanor offenses with the Columbus City Attorney. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Harris returned to the Ohio Public Defender to supervise the office’s Juvenile Division; speaking at industry conferences and testifying before the Ohio legislature.
The consummate learner, Attorney Harris holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education and was awarded the CUNY Graduate Center Presidential MAGNET Fellowship (2003 – 2007) as she pursued a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Ms. Harris represents Central Ohioans in delinquency, criminal, and appellate matters and provides legal research and writing services to fellow attorneys. In 2017, Ms. Harris joined The Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC as Of Counsel, where she lends her expertise in the areas of research and motions practice. Ms. Harris is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Marcus A. Ross, Esq., of counsel
Attorney Marcus A. Ross has been an of counsel attorney with our law firm since 2020. Marcus focuses on criminal, traffic, and OVI/DUI defense. Marcus has over 20 years’ experience handling misdemeanor and felony criminal matters in Columbus, the central Ohio metropolitan area and throughout the State of Ohio. Marcus began his career as an Assistant Columbus City Prosecutor. As a prosecutor, he handled numerous bench trials and jury trials on traffic, criminal and OVI/DUI cases. He also practiced extensively in the Mayor’s Courts in Franklin County, Delaware County, and Licking County.
Marcus received his B.S. in Finance from Hampton University, a M.A. in African and African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. He has been licensed as a member of the Ohio State Bar since 1997. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In his spare time Marcus enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and spending time with family and friends. Marcus is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Gregory L. Williams, Esq., of counsel
Attorney Gregory L. Williams has been an of counsel attorney with our law firm since 2020. Mr. Williams is the Principal and Managing Attorney of The Law Office of Gregory L. Williams, LLC. Licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Mr. Williams’s practice is primarily focused on estate planning, estate administration, and guardianship proceedings. Mr. Williams, who formerly served as the Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, where he managed the Equal Opportunity Division, advises select entrepreneurs on federal, state, and local government procurement and business development programs.
A graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Mr. Williams lives in Westerville with his wife, Rhyan, and four daughters.
LaKeisha C. Collins
Ms. LaKeisha Collins is a paralegal in the probate and estate planning department. Ms. Collins has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Miller-Motte Technical College and a Paralegal Diploma (with highest honors) from the Stratford Career Institute and is a Notary Public. Ms. Collins has a strategic mind that enables her to sort through the clutter and find the best route to accomplish the task at hand. Highly responsible, Ms. Collins takes ownership for anything she commits to, and whether large or small, feels emotionally bound to follow it through to completion. She loves to learn and is energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. Ms. Collins has keen focus and instinctively evaluates whether a particular action will help. This causes her to be very efficient. On top of all that, Ms. Collins has a constant need for achievement and aspires to be an attorney someday.
Abby N. Deslandes
Mrs. Abby Deslandes is the receptionist for the firm. Abby joined the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC in November of 2019. Abby graduated from Raceland High School in Kentucky. In addition to greeting clients and managing incoming calls, she provides administrative and marketing support to the office. Abby’s management experience in a large retail company included staff training, scheduling, and customer service. She brings a positive and hardworking attitude to the office and callers rave about the way she greets them. Abby loves the great outdoors and enjoys hiking and kayaking with her husband Jamario and chocolate labrador Cooper.