Personal Injury Attorneys

J.L. King II: Attorney Profile

South Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

J.L. King, II 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 who have 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.

Case Results

J.L. and Shane have been involved in multiple jury trials on behalf of individuals or families severely impacted by the negligence of others. Results include two of the top 20 jury verdicts in the state of Georgia in 2017 - both of which resulted in judgments over $1 million with one resulting in a verdict of over $5 million. Of course, many cases settle short of trial, and J.L. and Shane have been involved in multiple cases which resulted in settlements in excess of $1 million for their clients.

Experience As a Former Insurance Defense Attorney

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. In addition to defending trucking claims, he defended manufacturers, insurance companies, major retailers, and construction companies. Many of these claims sought damages in excess of $1 million, and several sought over $10 million.

As lead counsel, J.L. secured a zero verdict in a jury trial where the plaintiff had asked for 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 him achieve the best result possible for clients, whether through a jury trial or out-of-court settlement.

Extensive Understanding of Trial Procedure

J.L. has also handled many complex matters involving a wide range of issues with multiple parties involved. Included in this is a trial with eleven different parties present in court. J.L.'s prior work includes a significant amount of experience handling agricultural and construction-related matters.

In addition to his trial work, J.L. has handled numerous appeals and obtained reversals of trial court decisions on multiple occasions.

Educational Background & Hobbies

J.L. attended the University of Georgia, School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 2005. He received an M.B.A. and an 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

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia Bar
  • 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 Bar
  • 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
    • M.B.A.
    • B.S.B.
    • Major: International Business

To learn more about J.L. and to get insight regarding your legal matter, call our offices at (229) 396-5845.

J.L. King, II
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  • Two of the Top Injury Attorneys Under 40

    We take pride in being two of the most experienced civil trial lawyers in South Georgia under the age of 40.

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    Our attorneys have been involved in numerous claims in excess of $1M, including several legal matters that exceeded $10M.

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    Our firm has helped clients recover millions in each of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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