William B. King

Associate
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Bill King represents clients in complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout Maryland and nationwide. Bill's clients include public and private companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals working across a broad range of industries. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, including breach of contract actions, tort actions, shareholder disputes, and disputes relating to real estate transactions and land development.

Prior to joining the firm, Bill served for two years as a judicial law clerk to Judge Richard D. Bennett of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. As a law student, he worked as a legal fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, both in the Office of Congressman C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Bill is an active member of several neighborhood improvement organizations throughout the Baltimore region and is founder and current president of Baltimore's City Center Residents Association. He also serves on the board of directors of Baltimore's Community Law Center, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Market Center Merchants Association, and the Historic Charles Street Association. Bill is frequently quoted by the Baltimore Sun and other Baltimore-area news outlets on the topics of community development and land planning in downtown Baltimore.

Bill is actively involved in the historic preservation and architectural communities in both Washington, DC and Baltimore, and has published on these topics. He is an active member of Baltimore Heritage, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Historical Committee.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a national solar energy company against numerous consumer complaints brought in Maryland state courts, including first chairing argument on a motion to dismiss
  • Served on a trial team that obtained a preliminary injunction against a Maryland County in a high-profile land use and development matter following a week-long hearing in federal court
  • Won dismissal of a tort action brought against an individual officer of a defunct corporation in federal court

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2015
    • Dean's List
    • CALI Award Winner
    • Barristers' Council, Trial Advocacy Division
    • Vice president, Student Bar Association
    • Contributor, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • B.A. Psychology and Philosophy with honors Swarthmore College 2012
    • Mock Trial Association President

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Richard D. Bennett U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City

Recognition
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  • Named to Daily Record's List of Very Important Professionals Successful by 40, 2019
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service, Baltimore Community Law Center, 2015
  • Inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecturer on Land Planning and Urban Development, Capitol Hill Restoration Society, Washington, DC, 2015

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Board president, City Center Residents Association
  • Member, board of directors, Community Law Center
  • Member, board of directors, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Member, board of directors, Market Center Merchants Association
  • Member, board of directors, Historic Charles Street Association