trial testimony as a legal expert has been praised by juries and judges for his unique ability to distill complex legal issues into understandable concepts. A graduate of Stanford Law School (Order of the Coif, Law Review), Mr. King has consistently qualified as an expert whenever his testimony has been offered. His 30+ years of experience and knowledge are reflected in his assignments: he has supervised and coordinated billion dollar litigation and has arbitrated or testified in over 250 legal fee and malpractice claims (with hundreds of millions of dollars at issue). Superior Court Judges have chosen Mr. King to work confidentially with them as a Special Master in a number of serious criminal cases, including homicide and judicial bribery. He has testified extensively in Federal and State Courts, and also has appeared as an expert before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the High Court of Kenya.
Mr. King's areas of expertise include
- Legal Ethics
- Attorney Fee Disputes
- Standards of Practice in Litigation and Trials
- Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability
- Attorney Professional Responsibility
Mr. King also provides trial consulting and litigation strategy services to corporations, businesses, and law firms, in cases ranging from multi-million dollar bio-tech cases
to contract disputes, antitrust cases, securities, class actions, intellectual property cases, labor disputes
, and other areas of complex civil litigation.
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