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Brian W. King

Family Attorney at Forest City, NC

4.3   12 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 25 years
    North Carolina - NC 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Brian King is the owner and managing attorney of King Law Offices PLLC. He has been practicing law for more than twenty years and is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. He has grown King Law from a small one-town firm to twenty locations across North and South Carolina. Brian was recently featured by Clio as an owner of a mid-sized law firm in their national campaign.

Brian is a member of the North Carolina and South Carolina bars and maintains active cases in both states. 

Brian has extensive trial litigation in several areas and is a licensed North Carolina Family Law Specialist. He has previously served as the attorney for the Rutherford County Department of Social Services and has served as the interim attorney for the McDowell County Department of Social Services. He is a former member of the executive board of the North Carolina Child Support Council. He has served as District Bar President for District 29A.

Brian has several reported cases in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, including one featured in the book, "Critical Family Law Cases" published by the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a member of this association and an annual participant in their annual Family Section meetings. He is a frequent speaker in Legal Education classes and the local area chamber of commerce meetings.

Brian has been a speaker at Clio Cloud Conference, and has spoken at national events, like "Using Clio at Mid-sized Law Firms".

Brian enjoys every minute of life as a doting father; as a parent, his role as a Family Lawyer has taken on new and special meaning. In addition to maintaining a busy private practice, he serves on several local boards, fighting abuse and neglect in the community. Brian spent several years as adjunct faculty at Isothermal Community College, teaching Business Law.

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Location

King Law
364 Butler Rd.
Forest City, NC, 28043
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1320 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC, 29650
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2004 Park Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28204
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113 N. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC, 28150
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69 S. Main St.
Marion, NC, 28752
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910 Tate Blvd SE, #108
Hickory, NC, 28602
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424 Hyatt St., Suite B
Gaffney, SC, 29341
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21 E. Mills St.
Columbus, NC, 28722
King Law
364 Butler Rd.
Forest City, NC, 28043
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900 Hendersonville Rd. #307
Asheville, NC, 28803
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer Ever!
Brian is one of most of the trusted attorneys in the area. He takes time to understand his clients and be there when they need help. It is rare to find an attorney who can take care of you in the courtroom and will call to check on you just to make sure you are alright.
Posted by Toby | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorneys
The King Law Firm is absolutely amazing. They not only fight vigorously on behalf of their clients, but they show genuine concern and compassion for those who need their services. I am grateful to have had the pleasure of dealing with Brian and his team, and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a competent and caring attorney to fight for them.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
King law review
We were recently involved the justice system regarding a family member charged with a felony ... and we were by no means familiar with the justice system. King Law Attorneys kept us informed and answered all our questions and requests and stayed the course with us, the jury was out a mere 15 minutes and came back with a unanimous verdict of NOT Guilty. Brian King and his fellow attorneys showed compassion, professionalism, and expertise throughout the entire 18 month ordeal. We highly recommend, applaud and thank Brian and his staff for their winning efforts on our behalf and for their thoughtfulness towards our family during this event that no family should have to endure. If you have a case that you need to win ... call Brian at King Law ...
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Posted by Phillip | September 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
King law was hired to handle a case for us and we feel the firm did a great job and we are very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Ali | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Brian has been nothing but helpful in my divorce case. It has been an incredibly stressful situation, but his knowledge of family law and constant reassurance has been a life saver. He has fought for me multiple times in the court room, and been successful each time. I recommend him to anyone in my same situation. He will do everything in his power to take care of you!
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Posted by Willard | September 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A friend and an attorney
Brian King treated my wife and me the way trusted friends do. He has always been very careful to differentiate between personal opinion and legal advice. We trust him to give us factual, honest, and useful information.
Posted by A. | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Conquered my Goliath
Through Brian's experience practicing family law, he used intuition, diligence, and focus, to make known the facts, in my case. Using these skills and his knowledge of family law made it possible for him to stay the course, to keep opposing distractions from taking root, in order to reveal the hidden truths. In his final argument, he was exceptionally skillful at gathering the puzzle pieces to expose the falsehoods and bring a happy ending. From a 37 year marriage, Brian obtained for me, Freedom, Justice, and Well-being: the divorce and permanent alimony. As an older woman, this is valuable to me; a means of financial security. Thank you Brian and your staff!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2014
Family Law
Where do I begin at rating the best attorney on the planet? There are not enough stars. With the help of Brian King my children were restored to me after a very very very long battle including two separate counties in two separate states. I thought my world ended when my ex-husband up and moved my children to our neighboring state of North Carolina. I did not know where to turn knowing my ex could lead me down a dead end path of court litigation choosing which state would he choose lead me to Brian. He immediately put my heart at ease when he said he could help me. He is very kind, accommodating, supportive, sharp witted and well dressed. From the stand point of a mother, who's in a custody action he will make feel as though you are his only client. And believe me that means a lot because I have been through my fair share and Brian King made me believe in the "system" again after I thought I was at the end of my rope.
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Posted by Samantha | August 7, 2014
Amazing!
I recently hired Mr. King to represent my husband and I. The first time we met him it actually felt like we knew him forever. He was so kind and so positive about the whole experience. He didnt try to sugar coat anything and was very upfront and honest. Mr. King and his assistant, Jeanne, made us feel as if they were on our side, even when it felt like noone was. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2013
Excellent experience!
After my first appointment with Brian King, I felt like a thousand pounds had been lifted off me. He is very knowledgable in his field and he made me feel like my case was important. Mr. King strives to bring his clients positive results and he succeeds at doing so. I would definitely choose Brian King again and have recommended him to friends and family.
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Posted by Darlene | July 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Left me in the dark when I needed them
I drove two hours to court just for my attorney I hired to not be there with no communication from anyone else that I wouldn’t have legal counsel that I PAID FOR!! I highly DONT recommend this law office. They left me in the dark during my court date. Getting there at 9 am in court I sit and wait, while the other parties attorney is there and ready for trial and my attorney is nowhere to be found. After about 25 mins of waiting, The opposing attorney then goes and finds another lawyer from king law which then reveals to the judge my lawyer “has covid” which is actually a personal health information violation. I then have to speak up for myself and tell the judge we have to do something because I can’t keep traveling down here for court dates and my lawyer not be there. It ended up getting resolved that day, but I am still upset at the actions of king law after this. I go to the office immediately after court and express how I felt about NOBODY calling me to tell me I didn’t have a lawyer to represent me, and everyone was so sympathetic and apologetic… saying I am being nicer than most people would be… but weeks later when I call to ask about what my case manager said she would call me back about last week, everyone’s got a new attitude and there are going to be “no adjustments” to my bill… even though THEY did not do their job and communicate with me and now I can’t speak to the case manager I spoke to last week, and the general manager won’t be returning my call because “it’s been closed and I am not receiving any adjustments”….. I’ve been told my only two options are to talk to accounting or to file something with the BAR. Meanwhile they’ve taken thousands of dollars from me for NOTHING! And all they have to say is “we’ve done the work on these invoices, no refunds” but they won’t discount for failing to actually do their job! You hire a lawyer to be there for you, and to guide you through the court process and I’ve had the complete opposite this whole time that I have had King Law represent me. Paid all of this money to be alone through the process of court. I should have just represented myself. I wouldn’t be so stressed about why my legal team won’t give me answers in a reasonable time. Calls take days if not a week and a half to be returned, everyone is too busy to talk but they aren’t too busy to charge you $400 to file papers or to have an in house meeting. I was a returning customer and I had actually recommended Brian king from past experiences; but it is obvious that now that his firm has gotten so large the quality has went down. So yeah, hire King Law if you want to waste your money on people who don’t actually care about your issues and care more about how they can suck every $300/hr out of you. WORST LAW FIRM IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY! Represent yourselves before you hire these people.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2015
REVIEW
Mr. King's office was hired to handle a speeding ticket for me in his county. His associate was supposed to talk with the DA and plead to a lesser speed. That never happened and I never heard back from the associate until I called and emailed multiple times over several days asking what had happened in court. Associate had no excuse for why he hadn't contacted me after he knew the DA was not going to reduce my ticket. When I complained, Mr. King said he would personally speak to the DA but, by that time, my license had been suspended and the DA was unwilling to revisit the case. Mr. King knew ahead of time my license was going to be suspended, yet he did nothing to get me a limited driving privilege, even though he knew I lived alone in a rural location.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Byers & King
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Baldwin Law Firm
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Robert W. Wolf
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • North Carolina Charlotte
  • 1995
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miller v. McMillan, SC COA 2021-0110
  • Affirmed
  • Isenhour v. Wynfield Isenhour Frame, 840 SE2d 537 (2020)
  • Victory for Client
  • Gary v. Bright, 750 S.E.2d 912 (N.C. App., 2013); No. COA13-687
  • Reversed Trial Court Opinion for client
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Associations

  • McNair Mentor
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • McDowell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Judicial District 29A
  • Past President
  • 2002 - Present
  • Rutherford Life Services
  • Past President
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • Rutherford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • KidSenses Children's Museum
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Rutherford County Board of Elections
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Growth Story 2023
  • Clio
  • 2023
  • Extraordinary Mentor
  • Robert McNair Foundation
  • 2014
  • Certification
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • 2009
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Forrest W. Hunt Elementary School
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chiropractic Forum
  • Law for Chiropractors
  • 2023
  • North Carolina Family Court Judges Share Top Mistakes Attorneys Make
  • Family Court Judges
  • 2021
  • North Carolina Child Support Conference
  • Top 10 New Child Support Cases
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Child Support Conference
  • "Top 10 New Child Support Cases"
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • "Divorce Law Guide from A to Z"
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Child Support
  • "Top 10 New Child Support Cases"
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (27)
Endorse Brian
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"He is an amazing Family Law Attorney who diligently works to help his clients obtain a better outcome."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. King for several years and have worked opposing counsel against him in several cases. He is one of the only attorneys that has ever given me a run for my money. Unfortunately, I was not able to help a friend in need when she sought legal representation. After consulting with Mr. King when a friend needed a family law attorney, I realized why he was so effective in court, he actually cares about his clients. Mr. King took the time to explain the process and ensure that all of our questions were answered. When I was a witness in the case, Mr. King, out of four attorneys, did the best job in court. He also took the time properly prepare me for court when I was called as a witness in the case. It was clear that he was the most prepared and ready to hold the other attorneys to their task. As a lawyer that was a witness for the first time, I was put at ease by his demeanor. Mr. King's zealous representation of his client is a model for other attorneys. If you need a family l"
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is a really great guy. He is easy to work with and gets great results for his clients. He has also done a fair amount of pro bono work and is someone who cares about the community."
General practice Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very honest and trustworthy."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and has been representing clients in contested domestic matters for many years. Brian is an excellent negotiator, and many of his cases settle because he is able to work out an agreement that is beneficial to both parties. Brian is able to represent the interests of his clients effectively while being professional and courteous to opposing counsel and to the Court. Brian served as counsel to the Department of Social Services for several years and I believe this gives him insight into the workings of that agency that benefits his clients. DSS is frequently involved in domestic cases, particularly child custody matters, and Brian is able to navigate these very effectively due to his knowledge and experience in dealing with DSS. Brian King is an excellent lawyer and I have referred numerous cases to him in the past because I know that he will do his very best. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is the go-to attorney when a unique legal issue arises. He can identify a problem easily, think outside the box, and efficiently resolve the matter, setting your mind at ease. As a board certified family law specialist, Brian brings extra wisdom and experience to all his cases. I fully endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. King is one of the best family law attorneys in Western North Carolina."
Business Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian King is the consumate professional and will put no less than 100% into your case. He is extremely knowledgle, competent, and experienced in many areas of the law, expecially family law matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgable in his areas of practice, takes considerable care of his clients, and always works zealously toward a solution with which his clients are happy."
General practice Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian King is the brightest legal mind I've ever known. His clients benefit from his wise and experienced advise. Brian is one of few certified family law specialists in the region. He is a zealous advocate for his cilents and a fierce opponent to his adversaries."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is known throughout North Carolina as a titan of the bar."
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