Richard “Rick” C. King Jr.

512.263.8212 ext. 201
512.289.1741

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Rick leads King Law Group’s Commercial Litigation team. Rick has a broad range of experience in all aspects of business litigation matters in both federal and state courts, including serving as lead litigation counsel at trial, with an emphasis on matters involving contract, frauds and other business torts, intellectual property, trade secrets, commercial and residential real estate litigation, and antitrust. He has represented clients in various industries including computer software, telecommunications, financial services, construction, real estate, and securities. Much of his practice has concerned the representation of corporations facing civil and criminal investigations by federal and state governments. Rick has substantial experience in international litigation and arbitration including the representation of a major United States corporation in its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) arbitration against Mexico.

Rick’s practice takes him to the state and federal courts throughout of Texas and most of the country. He has broad experience representing Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial lawsuits and arbitrations. Rick also regularly represents small- and medium-sized businesses, in contract, copyright and trademark, and investment disputes. Rick calls upon his extensive real estate experience in representing landlords, tenants, and investors in commercial real estate disputes, and residential home owners in wrongful foreclosures cases.

 

Practice Areas

Business Disputes, Fraud, Copyright and Trademark Infringement, Real Estate Disputes, Bankruptcy Adversary Actions, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Third Party Insurance Litigation, Theft of Trade Secrets, Employment Disputes, Construction Litigation, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Business Entity Formation

 

Honors and Activities

Board Member, Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce (2013-present)
Committee Member, Dripping Spring Economic Development Committee (2013-Present)
Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyer Association Leadership Academy, (2013)
State Bar of Texas Bar Foundation, (2012-present)
Austin Bar Association, Judicial Affairs Committee (2010), member (2003 – present)
Eastern District Bar Association (2000 – present)
Volunteer Legal Services, Pro Bono Counsel (2011-Present)
Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, Founding Member, Barrister (2009 – 2011)
Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, Barrister (2007 – 2009)
Austin Young Lawyers’ Association, Judicial Reception Committee Chair (2006 – 2009)
American Constitution Society, Director (2006 – 2008); Law Student Mentor (2006 – 2008)
Austin Legal Build Committee/Habitat for Humanity, Assistant Committee Chair (2005 – 2008) Smith County Young Lawyers’ Association, Director (1999-2000); Member (1998-2000)
Appraisal Institute, Member (1992-1994)
Texas Rising Star (2007)

Bar Admissions

Texas State Bar
Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Employment

King Law Group PLLC, Attorney
Austin, Texas
June 2011-Present

Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr P.C., Shareholder
Austin, Texas
October 2003-June 2011

Baker Botts, Associate
Washington D.C.
2000-2003

Honorable Robert Parker, Law Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Tyler, Texas
1999-2000

Honorable John H. Hannah Jr., Law Clerk
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Tyler, Texas
1998-1999

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1998
Order of the Coif
Law Review

The University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, 1991

 

Professional Associations

Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Member
Austin Bar Association
Hays County Bar Association

 

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