Phyllis Lile-King

Senior Lecturing Fellow


Phyllis Lile-King is the principal of The Lile-King Firm in Greensboro, N.C., where her practice focuses on specialized medical litigation and business litigation and consulting, including, franchise matters, commercial contracts, employment litigation and human resource consulting and training, and contracts and commercial matters. Before launching her firm in 2010 she was a partner at Pinto Coates Kyre & Brown in Greensboro and an associate at Donaldon & Black in Greensboro, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, and Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C. She clerked for Judge Pierce Lively of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Lile-King received her BA from Georgetown College, summa cum laude, in 1986, and her JD, with honors, from the University of Virginia, in 1992. At UVA she was on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Politics and, as a Dillard Fellow, assisted the Legal Writing director in teaching writing to first-year students.