Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP (CPM) is pleased to welcome attorney Michael King to the firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation and municipal law, serving small to mid-size locally owned businesses.
“Michael’s experience as a seasoned trial attorney and judge brings to our team unique strengths and expands the firm’s ability to serve our clients. We are honored to have him join us”Matthew Brown, Partner and Chair of the Litigation practice group at CPM.
Michael received his bachelor’s degree (B.A.) with honors from The Ohio State University in 1997, where he also received a minor in English. Michael received his law degree (J.D.) from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2000, graduating in the top third of his class. Here he was a Public Service Fellow, an active moot court participant, and a judicial extern for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Throughout his career, Michael has served his community through several positions in the private and public sectors. He has spent decades as a trial and appellate attorney appearing in federal, state, and local courts in a wide range of hearings and appeals. Michael served as guardian ad litem for children in abuse and neglect cases through Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County. He also provided advice and counsel during civil and criminal trials at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Michael served as Law Director and Prosecutor for the Village of Granville, OH, for eight years. In this role, he represented the village in misdemeanor criminal cases and provided legal advice to the village leadership.
Later in his career, Michael served as trial court judge at the Franklin County Municipal Court. During that time, he earned the highest judicial ratings from the Columbus Bar Association (Five Stars) and the Central Ohio Association for Justice (Highly Recommended).
Serving the community goes beyond his legal practice. Michael has served on various panels to raise awareness and stop human trafficking, empowering others to act and fight. He also serves his community close to home, volunteering at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.