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Stephen J King

Family Attorney at Bel Air, MD

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Stephen Jennings King, Steve King

Licensed for 40 years

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Custody, Alimony, Domestic Violence, and Property Issues. Serving Harford County for over 35 years.

  2. Family
    Pre-nuptials, Divorce, Custody, Alimony, Domestic Violence, Property Issues, Estates, Wills, Probate, DUI & DWI. Serving Harford County for over 35 years.

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Licensed for 40 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 07/12/2022

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Stephen Jennings King, PA


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Posted by Ron | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want the Best, look no Further (Awesome Divorce Attorney)
First, let me tell you that Stephen King, PA is one of, if not the best, law professionals in Harford County, MD. As preceded by other great reviews you will see on Avvo, Mr. King brings a wealth of knowledge and practical application of the law to a variety of situations. What makes his practice so encompassing is his great team which is dedicated to their clients and equally as knowledgeable with ever-changing laws and regulations. Mr. King's paralegals, Valerie and Paula, are meticulous in making sure each case is reviewed and work with clients to provide the best advice and outcome respective to the situation. In my divorce, my former spouse was very spiteful and used tactics which were not uncommon in contested divorces involving children. Mr. King was adamant in making sure we stayed above board and maintained the high road which ultimately provided for justice in closing out the divorce with facts rather than spite. Equally impressive was Mr. King's handling of criminal affairs in my case which included an in-law who decided to take things into her own hands during the divorce. Again, Mr. King represented me in obtaining the proper protective order and criminal actions which did not fair well for the other side. Mr. King is well versed in the family and criminal matters. Make sure you know what the attorney practices in the majority of the time. Obtaining an Estate Planning attorney who does a majority of their cases in estate planning the past few years may not be as wise as getting someone who is currently practicing family law matters real-time, most of the time. That's like asking a KIA mechanic to work on a Maserati, respectfully. Do the research, trust me it will save you in the long run. Finally, Mr. King is truthful in not promising unobtainable results, but rather making sure that his clients are part of the process with reasonable solutions. If you are looking for a therapist, while Mr. King would certainly hear you, please make sure you do so alongside your legal process. I say this because Mr. King is very mindful of his client's cost and will make sure and impart that his services are to represent you (which he does without question) but not waste dollars on time not dedicated to the case. I personally found this helpful in understanding that his time and your time are just as important as his other clients, he respects that and will make sure you understand this. Please understand that legal matters, whether civil, criminal, etc can have far-reaching implications that affect you down the road in life. While Mr. King is NOT the highest cost per hour, you as the client and potential defendant and/or plaintiff, need to understand that if you are looking for a Dollar General Attorney you will definitely get Dollar General Results. Again this is not to say Mr. King is costly, in fact, the opposite as his cost is comparable to others, but do yourself a favor and factor in the cost down the road of a poor outcome versus getting it right and done for yourself the first time around. Can't say enough... do your own homework but make sure you give Stephen King a call as part of that homework.
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Posted by Dean | May 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert in Family Law – Divorce
Stephen recently represented me in my divorce. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case! His strength is derived from not only his knowledge of the law, but also years of experience representing folks in the area. He is thorough, meticulous, and well organized as is his staff. I HIGHLY recommend him!
Posted by Joe | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Courteous, Captures Details, Moves Quickly for Resolution.
Attorney King received my case, captured the details with professionalism then proceeded to give assessment of how to move forward quickly. He was upfront with fee's, "what if's", and I proceeded immediately with-out hesitation hiring his services. Mr. King gave me a list of documents required, so my court appearance was but once: no need for continuation! He advised me of potential legislation procedures/processes for completion/closure. I highly recommend you contact Attorney Stephen J. King.
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Posted by Dan | May 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Maryland
My custody case was very long and complicated, but the only thing I regret is not hiring Mr King and his staff sooner. As soon as I hired him my case took a turn for the better, my ex wife switched attorney's 4 times during the case trying to find someone who could beat Mr. King in court. His staff is also incredible they meticulously go through all paperwork and have an incredible eye for seeing things I wouldn't have seen otherwise. If you want the best shot at winning your case Mr King and his staff are the way to go.
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Posted by Susan | February 1, 2012
Best Lawyer in Town
Mr. KIng helped me with a complicated divorce. My ex lives in Germany and I am a Maryland resident. He did a superb job navigating both the German and the US legal system. He was sensitive to the issues surrounding my case. I was very pleased with his service and the service of his staff.
Posted by Bill | January 19, 2012
Very informative, knows how to make things happen
I met with Steve the same day I lost my case. I should have contacted him before I went to court. The case involved a credit card company seeking a judgement for fees that I did not feel I owed. I represented myself and lost. Steve filed a motion to Stay, until he could get a handle on the case. Granted! After a few phone calls to the collection company Steve couldn't get and deal made. We waited for the new trial date. The CC company waited to the last day, Steve was able to get them to settle. Settlement was for 25% of the first judgement. With no damage to me. Steve saved me again.
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Posted by Cathy | January 15, 2012
Hiring Stephen King was the best decision I could have made! He handled my complex divorce case with complete professionalism from start to finish. His attention to detail as well as his ability to crunch numbers allowed him to formulate the strategy that ultimately led to a positive outcome for me. Mr. King's knowledge and experience was evident as he explained all the possibilities through each phase of my case. Each time we appeared in court, he was prepared and organized which alleviated much of the stress on me. His advice throughout the entire process has proved to be priceless!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2009
Wise choice
Mr. Kings professionalism is apparent. He is thorough and knowledgeable and imparts information well. His quiet, assuring manner is welcomed at a difficult time. I feel I am in excellent hands with someone like him looking out for my interests.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Stephen Jennings King
  • 1982 - Present


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Loyola College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Harford County Bar Foundation
  • Attorney Mentor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Harford County Circuit Court
  • Family Law Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Harford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
  • Panel Chairman
  • N/A
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
  • Trained Mediator
  • N/A
  • Harford County Bar Association
  • Admissions Committee
  • 1989 - 2017
  • Harford County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1988 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Harford County Office of Family Court Services
  • Family Law
  • 2014

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