Phil King

Partner         

phil@ektexas.com

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation

  • Telecommunications

  • Oil and Gas

  • Eminent Domain

  • Strategic Business Development

Education

  • JD, Texas A&M School of Law (Formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law)

  • MBA, Dallas Baptist University

  • BA, Dallas Baptist University

Public Service

  • Chair of House Committee on Redistricting

  • State Affairs and Criminal Jurisprudence Committees

  • State Representative, Texas House of Representatives

    • Homeland Security and Public Safety Commettee, Chair

    • Energy Resources Committee

  • Past Chair, State and Federal Power Responsibility Committee

  • Past Chair, Texas House Committee on Regulated Industries

  • Chair, Center for Innovation and Technology at American Legislative Exchange Council

  • National Board of Directors and 2015 National Chair, American Legislative Exchange Council

  • Director, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

  • Colonel, Texas State Guard, Staff Judge Advocate

  • Police Officer/Captain, Fort Worth Police Department (1974-1989)

Admissions & Certifications 

  • Admitted to Practice - State Bar of Texas

  • Admitted to Practice - United States Supreme Court

  • Admitted to Practice - United States District Court for Northern District of Texas

  • Admitted to Practice - United States Court of Appeals, Armed Forces

  • Over 20 years experience in civil litigation, business transactions, oil & gas, and strategic business development.

Recognition

  • Texas Housing Champion Award – Texas Association of Builders (2016)

  • Sen. Tom Haywood Lifetime Achievement Award – Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (2016)

  • Decatur Baptist Honorary Alumnus Award - Dallas Baptist University (2014)

  • Freshman Legislator of the Year, Texas House of Representatives (1999)

  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Dallas Baptist University (2001)

  • National Legislator of the Year, American Legislative Exchange Council (2005)

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (2006)

  • Legislator of the Year, Texas Association of Builders (2007)

  • Civil Justice Leadership Award, Texans for Lawsuit Reform (2008)

  • Law Enforcement Hero, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (2013)

  • Courageous Conservative Award, Texas Conservative Coalition (2013)

Speaking & Publications

  • Frequent speaker on issues of public policy.


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
— John Adams, Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials, Dec. 4, 1770.