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Kaela J. King

Attorney

Kaela excels at helping clients achieve the legal results they seek in complex and sensitive cases. Before becoming a lawyer, Kaela had a decade-long career in education: she was a teacher and administrator in high-poverty schools, a nonprofit director, and a state policy advisor. Through these experiences, she developed a strong foundation in fighting for individuals and communities that face inequitable systems.

“Kaela King of Cooper Elliott came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She did an excellent job representing me. Her background, life experiences, and education were invaluable. She was thoughtful and patient with me as I dealt with a delicate and time-sensitive issue. She was also efficient and effective. With her support, I was able to get results and my issue was resolved in a timely manner. Kaela King of Cooper Elliott is "fearless," "experienced," "dedicated," and "action" oriented. After working with Kaela, I can say that she is a fearless advocate and cares about schools, communities, and our kids.”
Stephanie Carter
  • Graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • While in law school, won the Robert M. Duncan Service Award and the Donald S. Teller Award for best student writing
  • Serves as Vice Chair for the School Board at Columbus Collegiate Academy – Main Street

Prior to joining Cooper Elliott, Kaela clerked for the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, Chief Judge of the Southern District of Ohio, and for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, Kaela served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Law Journal.

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • The Ohio State University
  • Pace University
KAELA’S MISSION
“I believe everyone deserves access to lawyers who are highly skilled, deeply compassionate, and justice-oriented. Cooper Elliott prioritizes all three of these values, and I feel lucky to practice law alongside such a dedicated team.”

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