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Barrett R King

About me

Mr. King is a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and is admitted to practice law in D.C. and Maryland state and federal courts (including the United States Supreme Court) and before the United States Tax Court. He has served as counsel and as guardian, trustee or personal representative in estates, trusts and guardianships all over Maryland. Barrett has testified as an expert witness in guardiasnship proceedings. Mr. King focuses his practice on guardianship, estate planning and administration, estate and tax litigation, elder law and business law.

Mr. King brings a unique perspective to estate planning, advising clients on protecting their businesses, using premarital agreements to protect inhertiances for children from a prior marriage, as well as entertainment property and digital assets (including online account information and internet identities) as a comprehensive part of their estate planning needs.

Mr. King takes his clients' hopes and wishes as the primary goal of the estate planning process. Addressing that goal along with the tax implications and the practical issues that arise, speak with Mr. King for all your estate planning needs. Consider not only where you want your estate to go, but the impact on those left behind. How will your digital assets (online banking, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) be handled? Who will handle your estate after your pass away? With Mr. King, your estate plan will be addressed from top to bottom.

Are you a business owner? Barrett R. King comes from an entrepreneurial family and has been faced with the challenges of an entrepreneur since he was in elementary school. Speak with him  to determine whether you are adequately protecting your business interests. Have you thought about having your key employees sign non-disclosure and non-competition agreements? Have you had your customers sign contracts for your services? Protect your largest asset (your business) by consulting with counsel.


Practice areas


  1. Guardianship: 40%
    8 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    9 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    8 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    6 years
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael John Millios

    I highly recommend Barrett to anyone in need of a skilled and caring advocate. Barrett is a subject matter expert in his field. I turn to Barrett if I have any questions related to guardianship and estate planning issues.


    Michael Millios Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kelcie Lee Longaker

    Barrett possesses both in-depth knowledge of elder law and the rare ability to explain the finer points fully. He has very generously spoken with me on multiple occasions regarding personal and professional matters.


    Kelcie Longaker Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

King|Hall LLC

5300 Dorsey Hall Drive
Suite 107
Ellicott City, MD, 21042


DCActive 201307/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Alumni Hall of FameSalisbury University2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberKing|Hall LLC2016 - Present
PartnerElville & Associates, P.C.2010 - 2016
Associate AttorneyWalsh & Company, P.A.2008 - 2010
Adjunct ProfessorCommunity College of Baltimore County2007 - 2012
Lease NegotiatorGrubb & Ellis2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMember2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Practice SectionMember2005 - Present
Women's Law Center of MarylandPresident2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarInitial Steps to the Planning Process2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Salisbury UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family-to-FamilyAdvocacy For The Mentally Ill2016
Estate Administration from Start to FinishInitial Steps to the Administration Process2016
Estate Planning From A to ZTrusts 101 and Who Is The Fiduciary?2015
Protecting Assets While Qualifying for MedicaidApplied Legal Ethics2014
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: What You Need to Know NowSpecial Needs Trusts: Creation, Taxation, Administration2013
Anne Arundel County Caregivers' ConferenceLegal Needs for Diminished Capacity2012
Estate Planning from A to ZRevocable Living Trusts2011
Estate Planning from A to ZWho is the Fiduciary?2011
Starting a Successful BusinessBusiness Organizations, Insurance, Licensing2010