Nicole N. King

King Nicole

Nicole King is an associate in Venable's Commercial Litigation Practice in the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Venable, Nicole was an associate at a nationally known law firm, where she prosecuted and defended civil lawsuits in state and federal courts. She focused her practice on commercial, financial services, employment, and fiduciary litigation. Nicole disposed of cases on demurrer, motions to dismiss, and summary judgment. She negotiated pretrial settlements and resolved litigation through mediation and mandatory settlement conferences.

Nicole has also handled appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. 

In 2010, Nicole was a family law public interest fellow at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, where she handled matters for pro per clients pursuing paternity, dissolution, and domestic violence actions. 

Nicole also worked in the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, where she drafted text for H.R. 6255, The Next Steps for Haiti Act of 2008, and obtained co-sponsorship for its introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2008. In addition, Nicole conducted outreach to gain member co-sponsorship and placement on the floor calendar for a vote that resulted in the passage of a bill recognizing the significance of Caribbean American Heritage Month.



  • J.D. University of Southern California, Gould School of Law 2012
  • Hale Moot Court Honors Program, Fox Rothschild LLP Written Advocacy Award for Best Brief/Respondent—First Amendment (2010-11)
    USC Law Scholarship
    The Nassau Lawyers Association of Long Island Scholarship
  • B.A. Political Science cum laude The George Washington University 2007
  • Dean's List (8 semesters)
    Phi Beta National Honor Society
    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, WILEF Southern California Young Lawyers Committee