Richard “Rick” C. King

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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.

Rick joined King Law Group because it combined the quality of large-firm representation with the kind of dedicated client services, aggressiveness, and responsiveness that only a smaller firm can provide. Rick understands that it is crucial to be the most zealous advocate for clients with a strategy tailored to achieve the most favorable results in every case. Rick takes an aggressive approach and is always results-oriented while focusing on the needs and resources of his individual clients

Practice Areas

Business disputes, fraud, copyright and trademark infringement, real estate disputes, bankruptcy adversary actions, landlord-tenant disputes, wrongful foreclosure defenses, first party insurances litigation, third party insurance litigation, theft of trade secrets, employment disputes, and construction litigation.

Honors and Activities

  • Austin Bar Association, Judicial Affairs Committee (2010 – present), member (2003 – present)
  • Eastern District Bar Association (2000 – present)
  • Volunteer Legal Services, Pro Bono Counsel (2011)
  • 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)
  • Texas Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2000)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2000)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (2003)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2005)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2005)

Employment

Prior to attending law school, Rick worked as a commercial real estate consultant and appraiser.  Following law school, Rick was a law clerk to the Honorable John H. Hannah, Jr., Judge for the United States District court for the Eastern District of Texas and to the Honorable Robert M. Parker, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Rick began his private practice career at Baker Botts LP in Washington, D.C., where he worked on a wide variety of complex commercial cases, numerous international arbitrations, and the 2000 presidential election fight.  After returning to Texas, Rick worked for both small- and medium-sized law firms before joining King Law Group.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1998, Order of the Coif
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1991

Professional Associations

  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Council on Litigation Management

Speeches

Arbitration Where You Least Expect It, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Arbitration Institute (November 2006)

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