Of the approximately 8,000 lawyers in Franklin County, OH, only 230 or 2.8 percent are African American lawyers in private practice. As an African American lawyer, I was shocked to discover I was one of such a small number and I was twice as shocked to discover Columbus, Ohio doesn’t have a premier black-owned law firm. Yes, Columbus has a few partnerships, but none that stands out as the benchmark of service and integrity. Some see this as impossible, blaming the black community. In fact, I was recently standing in a room full of Black lawyers when one suggested Black lawyers have to sacrifice service and ethics because of the clients we serve. Others put the blame on Black lawyers, arguing that ego prevents us from working together.

In 2015, the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC was certified by the State of Ohio as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). We are proud to be a minority business and OUR MISSION is to be Central Ohio’s premier black-owned law firm adhering to a gold level of service and integrity for our clients in Central Ohio and beyond.

At the Law Office of Philip A. King, LLC, we streamlined our legal department with one division focusing on probate, guardianship, and estate planning and the second division devoted to legal ethics defense and confidential, ethical advisory opinions for attorneys. We limit our practice to these areas because we would rather excel at a few things than do many things poorly.

We know finding the right person for the job is hard. That is why we want you to call us first. When you become our client, you become our family.

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