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Lawrence E. King

Litigation Attorney at Bismarck, ND

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Lawrence King is a partner with Zuger Kirmis & Smith and practices extensively in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on insurance defense for over 25 years. He has represented major insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of actions, including bodily injury, underinsured and uninsured motorist claims, bad faith actions, coverage issues, fire investigation and general litigation.

Lawrence also has more than 24 years experience handling Workers Compensation matters. Presently, Lawrence represents local, regional and national employers on Worker's Compensation matters.

Lawrence has extensive experience in Indian and Tribal laws. He represents Indian tribes and non Indian entities in Tribal Court. He is licensed in almost all Tribal Courts located within the state of North Dakota.

Lawrence was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1965, and moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1967. He attended the University of North Dakota and received his degree in Political Science in 1989. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1992.

Lawrence has three children, Samantha, Erik and Isaac. Lawrence is a member of the McCabe United Methodist Church where he has served on numerous committees. He has served on nonprofit organizations, including Bridging the Dental Gap, which provides dental services to the needy. He also served as a member/president of the Bismarck Public School Board for 8 years.

Licensed for 30 years
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 04/17/2019
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/24/2023
State ND
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 03/18/2023

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Zuger Kirmis & Smith
316 N 5th St
Bismarck, ND, 58502-1695


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  • University of North Dakota School of Law
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  • State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • North Dakota Law Review
  • Managing Research Editor
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association (Litigation, Tort, and Insurance Sections)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Dakota Board of Law Examiners
  • Member/President
  • 2012 - 2019
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Big Muddy Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Young Lawyers Selection
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Bismarck Litigation Lawyer Lawrence E. King
Lawrence E. King
Litigation Attorney
Bismarck, ND
Licensed for 30 years