Nicole N. King

King Nicole

Nicole King focuses on complex commercial litigation, including products liability, labor and employment, and general business. Nicole has experience with cases in all stages of litigation, including discovery, dispositive motions, trial preparation, mediation, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and trial. She has also handled appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Venable, Nicole was an associate at a nationally known law firm, where she prosecuted, and defended against, civil lawsuits in state and federal courts.

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.


Government Experience

  • Staff member, United States House of Representatives, Office of Representative Barbara Lee

Representative Matters

  • Served on a trial team for a nine-week jury trial, where the plaintiff sought $25 million plus punitive damages against a CEO individually for alleged breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. After deliberating for 4 days, the jury returned a complete defense verdict.




  • 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 –2011
    • USC Law Scholarship
    • The Nassau Lawyers Association of Long Island Scholarship
    • Public interest fellow, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • B.A. Political Science cum laude The George Washington University 2007
    • Dean's List (eight 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
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Venable's Los Angeles office


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2022