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Kris King grew up working on his family's ranch and farms throughout the great plains from the Texas Panhandle to Wyoming.
He attended the University of Texas at Austin on an academic scholarship. He was chosen as the Outstanding Military Science student from the University of Texas. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Texas, he was selected by
the United States Army for an elite program to attend the University of Texas School of Law, one of the largest and premier law schools in the country, while on active military duty. While there he was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award for
being a top student.
He is also a graduate of the Army Law School at the University of Virginia, and studied for a Master of Laws degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. while there as an appellate attorney for the United States Army. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
While on active duty in the Washington D.C. area, Kris was chosen from many Military Appellate Attorneys to be the Editor In Chief of the Army's Criminal Law Journal, The Advocate. He also served as the United States Army's Regional Defense Counsel for Southwest United States and Panama.
After leaving active duty in 1980, he relocated to Longview and was the Senior Trial Attorney, then the Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Office for several years. In 1983 he moved to the Law Firm of Adams, Sheppard & King where he was chosen to be the Managing Attorney. He served as an alternate Municipal Judge for almost 15 years.
He has experience at both the trial and appellate level in both State and Federal Courts. He has also taught college courses for Northwestern State University.
He has over thirty years of experience and has handled many hundreds of cases.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1976||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Gregg County Pro Bono Project||2013|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Gregg County Pro Bono Project||2010|
|Pro Bono Leadership Award||Gregg County Pro Bono Project||2002|
|Armed Forces Reserve Medal||United States Army||1990|
|President's Award||Gregg County Pro Bono Project||1985|
|FOUNDER'S AWARD||Gregg County Bar Association||1983|
|Army Commendation Medal With Oak Leaf Cluster||United States Army||1980|
|Army Commendation Medal||United States Army||1979|
|NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL||United States Army||1977|
|American Jurisprudence award||Bancroft-Whitney||1974|
|Outstanding Military Science Student||University of Texas||1973|
|Managing Partner||ADAMS, KING & SMITH||1996 - Present|
|Regional Defense Counsel||United States Army||1995 - 1996|
|Alternate Municipal Judge||City of Longview, Texas||1985 - 1999|
|Associate||Adams & Sheppard||1983 - 1984|
|MANAGING ATTORNEY||East Texas Legal Services (Now Lone Star Legal Aid)||1980 - 1983|
|Adjunct Professor||NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY, Louisiana||1979 - 1980|
|Editor in Chief||United States Army, J.A.G. Corps||1979 - 1980|
|Appellate Attorney||United States Army||1979 - 1980|
|Legal Assistance Officer||The United States Army||1979 - 1979|
|Defense Counsel||United States Army||1976 - 1979|
|Trial Counsel||United States Army||1973 - 1976|
|Trial Counsel||United States Army and Army Reserve, J.A.G. Corps||1973 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section||N/A||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||N/A||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Gregg County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||1976 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Foster v. Thompson||Partition granted and client awarded houses|
|Nichols v. City of Marshall||The Supreme Court of the United States, certiorari denied|
|Warren v. Warren||Prevailed|
|See all legal cases|
|Advocate||Brady v. Maryland||1980|
|United States Army Command and General Staff College||Military Leadership||N/A||1995|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Texas Tech University||Engineering||N/A||N/A|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Taxation||N/A||N/A|
|Legal Education||Law Of War||1996|
|United States Army CLE||Trial Advocacy||1995|
|Estate Planning||Wills & Estates||1995|
|Legal Rights of Servicemembers||Servicemember's Civil Relief Act||1993|
|CPS CASE WORKERS SEMINAR||CPS CASES||1990|
|Legal Education||Law Of War||1988|
|Rotary Club||Legal Aid Services||1986|
|Legal Education||Law of War||1985|
|Rotary Club||Legal Aid Services||1983|