Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King III
Detroit Practice Group Leader
Architect, pastor…lobbyist? It’s the unique combination that only Dr. Oscar King III can pull off. Oscar joined Kelley Cawthorne for a project in 2013 and soon became a permanent team member. He leads our Detroit Practice Group, says grace before firm meals, and always brings the “Baptist Gravy,” otherwise known as Frank’s RedHot Sauce.
Oscar has a background in real estate and leads our representation of the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System, the Detroit Public Library, City Club Apartments, and Henry Ford Health System.
- Kansas City, Missouri, home to more barbeque restaurants per capita than any other American city
- He is an avid motorcyclist.
- Oscar was named one of the 16 Best Dressed Detroiters by Hour Detroit Detroiters
Media & Honors
- Municipal Finance
- Public Health
- Real Estate Development
- Turn-Around Specialist
- Faith-Based Financing
- Pastor, Northwest Unity Missionary Baptist Church
- Wayne County Sheriff’s Chaplin
- U.S. Air Force veteran
Education & Community
- Howard University
- Harvard University
- Ecumenical Theological Seminary
- Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit, Past President
- Detroit Public Schools, Bond Oversight Committee
- Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiatives, Past Chair
- Detroit Branch NAACP, former Executive Board Member