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David King joined the firm in 2013 and handles a wide array of both litigation and transactional matters. Mr. King works closely with governmental agencies, officials, and staff members, and has counseled officials and staff members on matters ranging from the California Public Records Act, California Election Law, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In addition, Mr. King has successfully represented public clients in administrative hearings, and has assisted City officials prepare and implement local initiatives.
Mr. King's litigation experience includes cases involving writs of mandate, the Workplace Violence Safety Act, breach of contract, the Ralph M. Brown Act, conflicts of interest, and Anti-SLAPP. Mr. King has successfully handled three bench trials and defended two of those decisions in the Court of Appeal. Further, Mr. King works with law enforcement officials and advocates in court on behalf of the firm's city clients to ensure compliance with city municipal codes.
Before joining the firm, Mr. King gained valuable experience representing cities and other public entities as a law clerk and associate at a municipal law firm and by interning at the City of Los Angeles City Attorney’s office while in law school.
Mr. King holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School. While in law school, Mr. King was elected as the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review and he was a published author. Mr. King volunteered at Loyola's Center For Conflict Resolution, helping to resolve disputes as a trained student mediator. Prior to law school, Mr. King attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Political Science.
Mr. King grew up in Ventura County, California, and became involved in local government by serving on his hometown's Parks & Recreation Commission as a student representative.
David King’s service activities, publications and speaking engagements include the following:
- “The Workplace Violence Safety Act: Protecting Your Agency’s Most Valuable Resource,” Pub. L.J. (Spring 2013)
- Member, Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Public Law Section (2013-2016)
- Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School (Summer 2013)
- YMCA National Judicial Program, Attorney Advisor (August 2012)
- San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, "The Changing Legal Landscape of Local Taxes and Fees" (May 9, 2012)
- Southern California City Clerks Association General Membership Meeting, "If I Had a Dollar for Every Public Records Act Request! - Navigating the Waters of the Public Records Act" (March 24, 2011)
- League of California Cities, Municipal Law Handbook Committee, Member (2012-2013)
- Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, Volunteer
- Chen v. Secretary of State: Expanding the Residency Rights of Non-Nationals in the European Community, 29 Loy. L.A. Int. & Comp. L. Rev. 291 (2007)