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
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.
Kenneth R. Crosley, Esq.
Kenneth R. Crosley, Esq. is an associate attorney for the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC. Ken joined the firm in March of 2023. In 1993 Ken received his Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in 2001 from the University of Toledo. Ken spent 27 years teaching junior and senior high school. Most recently teaching American government, American history, and business law at the high school level. In 2010 he received his law degree from the University of Toledo while teaching full time and going to law school. While teaching, Ken practiced part-time focusing almost exclusively on Estates and Probate. Ken sees the practice of law as another form of teaching, teaching the client their options and outcomes. When not at the office, Ken enjoys camping trips with his wife Maggie and their dog Maizy. He also enjoys watching his grown daughters, Jennifer and Hannah, move through life.
Abigail N. Deslandes
Abby Deslandes is the Office Manager 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. She provides administrative 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. Abby loves the great outdoors and enjoys spending time with her husband Jamario and her two dogs Cooper and Chewba.
Michael (Mike) Watson is the Legal Sales Officer for the firm. Mike joined the firm in March of 2023. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, but a Buckeye transplant for the last 35 years. In his role, Mike will be introducing our clients to the various services we can provide to assist your family whether it be by creating an Estate Plan or helping your family through the Probate or Guardianship process. Mike began his career in the natural gas industry, specifically in the engineering field. He then migrated into sales in the niche construction industry of modular office buildings, where he spent the past 25 years. Mike’s sales career has allowed him to connect with CEOs of companies, public and private school superintendents, administrators, construction contractors, and the hands-on person in the field. He brings a wealth of experience and the ability to connect to people as an asset to patiently help you understand the services we offer. Mike and his wife Robin have raised their four children in the Westerville area and enjoy camping throughout the state with their dog Theo.
Donald J. Decker
Donald (DJ) Decker is a Legal Assistant for the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC. DJ joined the firm in January of 2023. DJ handles client matters and contributes to the firm in various ways. He enjoys helping our clients navigate the legal process. When he’s not in the office, DJ enjoys seeing a movie with his wife Ciarra and helping coach his sons hockey team. He is a proud Buckeye, having attended The Ohio State University. He is an avid supporter of the Buckeyes, Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Browns.
Brian W. Rivers
Brian Rivers is a Legal Assistant for the Law of Philip A. King, LLC. Brian joined the firm in April of 2023. Brian began his career working for Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), where he started as an administrative assistant to the Director of Information Technology’s, later moving into IT Finance. In 2014 Brian decided to leave his job of 15 years and expand his volunteer ministry service by moving to Guadalajara, Mexico. (No, he does not speak Spanish, unless its food related) In Mexico, Brian enjoyed helping any who wanted to learn about the Bible and of course the food. In his spare time Brian loves to travel, play golf, watch football, and hang out with his friends and family.