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Julie P King

Estate planning Attorney at Monterey, CA

4.8   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Pierce King drafts a wide variety of trusts, wills, health care directives, durable powers of attorney, grant deeds, and other documents related to estate planning. We also handle Trust Administration and Probate matters.

    16 years

  2. Business
    Pierce King forms corporations, LLCs and partnerships; advises businesses; drafts annual meeting minutes and other corporate records, state-required filings, and policies and procedures; handles mergers and acquisitions; and trains employees.

    38 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Pierce King drafts, reviews and negotiates a wide variety of contracts, including technology licensing, sales, service, R&D, marketing, finance, real estate and logistics agreements.

    38 years

In both 2019 and 2020, I was voted the BEST ATTORNEY IN MONTEREY COUNTY by the readers of The Monterey Herald.  I have also been in the Top 5 attorneys in the Monterey County Weekly from 2015 - 2020.  I am honored to have received this recognition.    



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Pierce King, P.C.
2100 Garden Road, Suite G
Monterey, CA, 93940
Pierce King, P.C.
1621 Santiago Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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Posted by Bobbie H. | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Approachable, professional service - highly recommend
I recently used Julie King to prepare my trust. She spent a lot of time with me going through the trust and I felt very comfortable when done that I had a quality trust that was thorough and complete. Then my daughter-in-law's father needed a trust ASAP, and Julie King went above and beyond helping in this urgent situation. I was so impressed with her professionalism and also her concern and willingness to help under such short notice. She is very approachable and her work is impeccable and thorough and I highly recommend Julie King.
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Response from Julie King September 9, 2021
Thank you so very much!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extraordinary Work
She is an excellent lawyer, she was able to help me with my current property issue. I would not hesitate to hire her in the future. Thanks a lot for your great advice!!
Posted by Karen | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment law
Julie King is an amazing attorney! She listens carefully to what you need her assistance with and she will give you options on what she can provide for you and her fees are very reasonable. She helped me with an employee termination. The outcome is exactly what I wanted. I refer her to all of my clients and friends. Her follow up is consistent and she does not refer you to her paralegal. She speaks with you!
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Posted by Nina | July 20, 2014
An excellent, detail-oriented attorney
Julie is an excellent, trustworthy and responsive attorney. Julie regularly handles matters for our company. Most of these matters include reviewing contracts and agreements. Julie is detail-oriented, thorough and precise. Most importantly, she is extremely trustworthy and will execute matters based on objectives we provide her. I recommend Julie for clients who want an efficient, no-nonsense attorney who cares a great deal about her clients.
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Posted by Sally McIlhargey | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Lawyer
Professional, attentive, on time and informative. Julie has all the knowledge one would want to know and then some. My husband and I learned so much. We are so much more comfortable with our Trust and Will. There are difference between the two!


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Vice President, General Counsel
  • Advanced Computer Technology Services, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Director, Contracts & Licensing
  • CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Independent Contractor In-House Counsel
  • In-House Counsel Services
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Toshiba America, Inc.
  • 1991 - 2006
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • 1984


  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • President and Member, Board of Directors
  • 1991 - 2017
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Section
  • 1991 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Woman of Distinction in the Legal Community
  • Los Angeles County
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer Awardee
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Honoree
  • UCLA Political Science Honor Society
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial and Estate Planning For You
  • Updates in Estate Planning
  • 2024
  • Trusts and Estates Section of the Bar
  • Cryptocurrency and Estate Planning
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Julie
Trusts Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty King is a frequent contributor on the Avvo website. Her responses are accurate, concise and best of all, practical and useful. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. King is an excellent business-corporate-transactional attorney with deep knowledge of substance and procedure, as well as litigation requirements from the small claims to high court. We have crossed paths on AVVO and judging from her responses to potential client, she is a very skilled, knowledgeable, experienced attorney."
Business Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is ethical, knowledgeable and personable."
Business Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Julie King. I practice family law and criminal defense. I refer clients to Julie when they have concerns regarding business and estate planning matters. Julie cares about her clients and is enthusiastic about protecting their business and estate interests."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very professional at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is not often that I endorse lawyers on the management side of labor issues but Julie is an exception. I have known her to be an ethical, zealous advocate for her clients yet straightforward and realistic. She is well respected in the Orange County legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo the answers of Ms. King are well-developed and thought out, accurate, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
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Monterey Estate planning Lawyer Julie P King
Julie P King
Estate planning Attorney
Monterey, CA
Licensed for 36 years