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Jeff King is a tough, ethical, and professional criminal defense
attorney that will aggressively fight for the rights of clients in the Dallas,
Fort Worth Metroplex and all over the world. 
As a combat veteran and judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps
for eight years, Jeff deployed in defense of our nation and spent many hours in
a courtroom on both sides of the aisle as both a prosecutor and a defense

As a Marine prosecutor stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Parris Island, South Carolina, Jeff was responsible for hundreds of criminal
prosecutions and investigations which helped him prepare for a career of
defending both military personnel and civilians charged with misdemeanor and
felony offenses. 

After Parris Island, Jeff deployed with 1st Battalion, 25th
Marines to a combat zone in Fallujah, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom.  As the legal advisor for over
1,500 U.S. Marines, Jeff advised infantry unit commanders on a broad spectrum of
issues from military justice to laws of armed conflict. 

Upon returning from deployment, Jeff reported to Camp Pendleton,
California where he served as Senior Defense Counsel in the busiest trial shop
in the Marine Corps.  For over three
years, he was consistently in the courtroom fighting for the rights of Marines
and sailors accused of offenses ranging from drug crimes, sex crimes, murder,
fraud, computer crimes, assaults, law of armed conflict violations, and many
more.  Jeff was hand-selected to defend
clients in several high profile cases, to include a Marine Battalion Commander
in a highly-publicized war crimes case out of Haditha, Iraq in 2005, as well as
a Marine charged with the murder of an Iraqi Army soldier in 2007.  

Jeff King knows what it takes to fight for his clients.  If you or a family member are being
investigated for a crime, or if you have been charged, contact Jeff today to
schedule a consultation.  Whether you are
a civilian or uniformed servicemember, if you need a skilled, professional
attorney to provide the excellent quality of defense you deserve, get in touch
with Jeff King today.


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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 20%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Federal Crime: 20%
    14 years, 300 cases
  5. White Collar Crime: 20%
    14 years, 50 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Lindsey Rae Obenhaus

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jeff in the past and know that he has the skills and experience necessary to handle the pressure of trial. I would recommend Jeff to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney in Texas.


    Lindsey Obenhaus Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Jeff King and I have worked in the military defense community for nearly a decade now and you will be hard-pressed to find an advocate who will work harder, smarter, and more passionately than Mr. King. He truly cares for his clients and it shows in his work. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. King's professionalism, ethics, and fair but hard-hitting approach. He's one of the good guys!


    Scott Shinn Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2610 1/2 State St
Dallas, TX, 75204


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalU.S. Marine Corps2010
Navy & Marine Corps Commendation MedalU.S. Marine Corps2009
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation MedalU.S. Marine Corps2008
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation MedalU.S. Marine Corps2006
Combat Action RibbonU.S. Marine Corps2006
Iraq Campaign MedalU.S. Marine Corps2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Attorney and Judge AdvocateLaw Office of Jeffery C. King2010 - Present
Senior Defense CounselU.S. Marine Corps2006 - 2010
Battalion Judge AdvocateU.S. Marine Corps2006 - 2006
Trial ProsecutorUnited States Marine Corps2004 - 2006
Series Commander/Company XOU.S. Marine Corps2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marine Corps Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Military Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USMC War CrimesDismissed by military judge through motions
USMC Murder and War CrimesJury acquitted of murder
Navy Drug CaseJury acquitted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Blog at Jeffkinglaw.comWhy You Should Care About the Fate of 170 Bikers Arrested in Waco2015
Blog at Jeffkinglaw.comPulled Over by Police? What Are Your Rights?2015 Social Media Tells Irving ISD What Time It Is2015
blogThe Lautenberg Amendment and Its Effect on Military Service2010
South Texas Law ReviewMilitary Justice: Courts-Martial, An Overview2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyN/ALaw of Armed Conflict2006
Naval Justice SchoolN/AMilitary Justice2003
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National News NetworksCase of SGT Bowe Bergdahl2014
National News NetworksCase of SGT Robert Bales2013
National News NetworksCase of Major Nidal Hasan2013
7th Annual Criminal Trial Skills and Trial Law ProgramEthics2012
Military Defense AttorneysDefending Sexual Assault Cases2010
Firm Lunch CLEMilitary Justice System2009