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

  • 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.