William B. King

Associate
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Bill King focuses his practice on complex business litigation, including breach of contract actions, tort actions, shareholder disputes, and disputes relating to real estate transactions and land development projects. Bill's clients include public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals working across a broad range of industries. He has experience practicing in both state and federal courts throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and nationwide.

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. He also 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 (since renamed as the Committee on Oversight and Reform). Bill is an active member of several neighborhood improvement organizations throughout the Baltimore region and is founder and past president of Baltimore's City Center Residents Association. He has also served on the boards of directors of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Market Center Merchants Association, and Historic Charles Street Association. Bill is frequently quoted by Baltimore and Washington, DC area news outlets on the topics of urban development, transit, and preservation efforts in those two cities. 

Bill maintains close ties to the historic preservation and architectural communities in DC and Baltimore and is published on those topics. He is an active member of Baltimore Heritage, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Historical Committee.  Bill has received awards from the Maryland Daily Record, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, and Baltimore’s Community Law Center in connection with his urban renewal work.

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

Insights

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
    • Editorial staff and contributing author, 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. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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

  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Law Center
  • Founder and past president, City Center Residents Association
  • Former board member, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Former board member, Market Center Merchants Association
  • Former board member, Historic Charles Street Association