William B. King

King Bill

Bill King is a member of Venable's Commercial Litigation Practice in Baltimore, where he works on a wide variety of complex civil matters. Prior to joining the firm, he served for two years as a judicial law clerk to Judge Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Bill is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a bachelor of arts, with honors, from Swarthmore College.

While in law school, Bill 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 president of the City Center Residents Association. He has frequently been quoted by the Baltimore Sun on the topics of community development and land planning in downtown Baltimore.

Related Practices




  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2015
    • Dean's List
    • CALI Award Winner
    • Barristers' Council, Trial Advocacy Division
    • Student Bar Association Vice President
    • 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. 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

  • Board of Directors, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
  • Board of Directors, Historic Charles Street Association
  • Board of Directors, Community Law Center


  • Recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by Baltimore’s Community Law Center (2015)
  • Selected as Inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecturer on Land Planning and Urban Development by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, Washington, DC (2015)