J. L. King, II
J. L. represents clients in multiple jury trials each year and is one of
the most experienced civil trial lawyers in South Georgia under 40. J.
L. primarily represents catastrophically injured victims, families of
individuals that died as a result of negligence, and individuals involved
in commercial litigation. J.L. is licensed in both Georgia and Florida
and regularly represents clients in both states.
Before focusing on the representation of injured victims and families of
those victims, J. L. worked for one of the premier insurance defense firms
in the Southeastern United States, and, in addition to defending trucking
claims, defended manufacturers, insurance companies, major retailers,
and construction companies. Many of these claims were for in excess of
$1 million dollars and several exceeded $10 million. As lead counsel,
J. L. got a zero verdict in a jury trial where the plaintiff asked the
jury to award over $18 million in damages. J. L. is familiar with handling
high dollar claims and has learned from the inside how insurance companies
approach these claims. Further, J. L. has learned what motivates insurance
companies to provide fair and full compensation for injuries. This knowledge
helps J. L. achieve the best result possible for clients, whether through
trial before a jury or settlement outside of court.
J. L. has also handled many business disputes including numerous matters
with multiple parties involved. Included in this is a trial with eleven
different parties present in court. J. L.'s business dispute practice
is varied and includes a significant amount of experience handling agricultural
and construction related matters. Through his experience representing
parties at trial, J. L. can also provide the business planning expertise
necessary to avoid the need to go to court or get involved in litigation.
In addition to trial work, J. L. has handled numerous appeals and obtained
reversals of the trial court on multiple occasions. J. L. attended the
University of Georgia, School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 2005. J. L.
received an M.B.A. and undergraduate degree in business from Murray State
University where he also played on the men's golf team. J. L. and
his wife Brittney are members of First Baptist Church in Tifton, Georgia.
J. L., Brittney, and their sons, Tripp and Carlton, reside in Tifton as
well. J. L. grew up on his parents' farm in Zebulon, Georgia and Brittney
is from Cairo, Georgia, where her father coached football and served as
athletic director for the Cairo Syrupmakers.
Areas of Practice
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
- Florida Supreme Court and District Courts of Appeal
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
- Juris Doctor
- Murray State University
- Murray State University
- Major: International Business