Nicole King is a litigator who champions and advises her clients in complex commercial litigation disputes, including product liability, contract and business torts, trade secrets, labor and employment, and insurance recovery litigation.
As a trial attorney, Nicole has a strong track record of success for her clients while prosecuting and defending against civil lawsuits in state and federal courts. Her victories include first-chairing a winning bench trial, in which she handled all aspects of the trial, including opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, and closing argument. She has similarly obtained favorable client results as a member of many other trial teams, including a jury's return of a complete defense verdict. Nicole has also handled appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
In Nicole's practice, she takes a methodical approach to resolving each of her cases by anticipating client needs, weighing risks, and creating project management systems, processes, and structures for case teams where none previously existed. She brings a growth mindset to her work, vigorously fostering a high-performance team culture, inspiring colleagues to collaborate in more effective and efficient uses of their time. This results in increased productivity of superior work product and reduced costs for her clients.
Nicole is integrated in every stage of the litigation process: dispositive motion practice, discovery (including taking and defending expert and fact witness depositions), court appearances and oral argument, managing experts, mediation, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, trial preparation, and trial.
Nicole also serves on Venable's Los Angeles hiring committee, where she strives to ensure that the firm hires people from diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives to better reflect the modern world.