Kelk Phillips Putting Down New Roots In The Wellington Plaza

Kelk Phillips attorneys Zachary Phillips and Laura Phillips with office manager Nancy Eller.

The local law firm of Kelk Phillips P.A. has come home to Wellington, recently moving to a new location in the Wellington Plaza at 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 106.

The new office puts the married partners of Laura and Zachary Phillips in a convenient space, making their mission to provide the best client care possible easier than ever. “We were in a smaller executive office and knew we could better serve our clients by having our own conference room and our own space,” Zachary Phillips explained.

The new office opened on March 1, and the team expanded to include new office manager Nancy Eller, who comes in with years of experience in the real estate and lending industry.

“I’ve been in the financial industry for quite a while but never really found a home until now,” Eller said. “Just in the way they are toward me and their clients lets me know it was the right decision. A lot of people don’t understand the whole process, and they make sure people understand what they’re signing.”

The law firm may be young, but they are focused and driven. The Phillips strive to be different from other attorneys by providing more than just basic service.

“We give each client personal attention,” Laura Phillips said. “We can be very mobile and are always accessible. We often go to people who are not able to come to us and will visit them at the hospital or at home.”

The Kelk Phillips team covers a variety of legal areas, including real estate, equine, contract law, estate planning, probate, wills and trusts. This family business is built on the concept of helping clients protect their families.

“Educating clients is a daily thing. We are always trying to think about what is best for our client,” Zachary Phillips said. “Often when someone is trying to be litigious, I can get them on the phone and explain what will happen once we go there. I probably tell someone once a week it’s not worth litigating because at the end of the day there is usually an easier solution.”

Laura and Zachary Phillips know that walking into a lawyer’s office can be daunting. To help ease a new potential client’s mind, they offer a free initial consultation.

“You don’t always need an attorney. A lot of what we do is counsel in the sense we do a free consultation,” Zachary Phillips said. “I can’t tell you how many people leave and don’t get anything other than the free advice — but their problem is solved.”

His wife and partner concurred.

“Client satisfaction is very important, so we’d rather give the free consultation and have a satisfied potential client,” Laura Phillips said. “We understand the situation is intimidating, but we want people to be comfortable. We are raising a family here, too, and we are prepared to be your lawyer for the next 20 years.”

Being a young team puts Kelk Phillips in a great position. Utilizing the latest technology, they keep documents secure and digitized for easy access. The firm makes a point of staying fresh on current laws and is also involved in the community. Laura Phillips is an avid hunter-jumper and has lived in Wellington for many years specifically to be a part of the equestrian community.

It all comes back, time and again, to doing what is right.

“It’s very rewarding when you help a family and help assets be distributed among the heirs because often, they don’t know what’s coming to them. So, we get to say here, this is from your relative — here is the money they left you,” Zachary Phillips said. “We just helped a third-grade teacher buy her first house. That is exciting because we help them get a good running start. Those situations are probably the most rewarding for me.”

The office of Kelk Phillips is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and available by appointment on Saturdays. For questions, or to set up an appointment, call (561) 515-0838 or e-mail zachary@kelkphillips.com. For more information on the services provided, visit www.kelkphillips.com.

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