Mr.King is a civil and criminal lawyer with over 25 years of experience practicing in various State courts in and around Hillsborough County. He has been recognized by Judges and other Lawyers of The Florida Bar as an “AV” Preeminent Lawyer in his fields of practice, the highest rating possible. Mr. King’s primary areas of practice include Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, and Criminal Misdemeanors and Felonies.
Mr. King is a native Floridian having grown up in the Tampa area. Mr. King graduated from Tampa Jesuit High School in 1981 before attending Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He obtained both a Business Degree in Marketing (B.S.B.A. 1985) and a Law Degree (J.D. 1988) from the University of Florida School of Law where he was recognized for his Honors in Legal Research and Writing as a 1st year Law Student (1985).
Mr. King began his professional career as a Certified Legal Intern with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office in 1987 while still enrolled as a 2nd year Law Student at the University of Florida. This certification allowed him to practice Law in the Criminal Courts while still a student. Upon graduation in 1988, Mr. King continued his work at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office as a full time Assistant State Attorney under State Attorney, Bill James. During his four year tenure with the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. King attained the positions of Misdemeanor Division Chief, Juvenile Division Chief, Felony Career Criminal Prosecutor and, ultimately, as a Lead Trial Attorney. Mr. King’s extensive work as a Prosecutor gave him considerable trial experience as well as a unique insight into his current Criminal Defense practice.
After leaving the government sector, Mr. King began his private civil practice in 1992 with Smith, Williams and Bowles, P.A. where he earned Partner status with the Firm. Mr. King’s area of practice during that time focused on insurance defense, primarily as a defense lawyer for State Farm Insurance Company. During his over four years of representing insurance companies, Mr. King gained invaluable knowledge on the inner workings of the insurance defense industry. Mr. King took his insurance defense knowledge and “switched sides” representing injured parties in 1996.
Mr. King associated with Curry Law Group, P.A. in 1996 where he took over the firm’s personal injury practice. Over the next 18 years, Mr. King worked his way to Senior Associate at Curry Law Group, P.A. where he both continued and later enhanced a thriving personal injury practice, all while aggressively protecting the rights of those Plaintiffs injured in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability cases, dog bite cases, and other general negligence claims. Mr. King has a passion and dedication for protecting victims and ensuring that such injured parties have a strong voice in opposition to the insurance companies. In order to keep the personal injury practice up-to-date with the ever changing laws, Mr. King remains involved with several professional associations including: Hillsborough County Bar Association, Brandon Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers, and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. King not only enjoys spending time with his wife and three children here in Brandon, Florida, but he is also involved in many community associations and activities.
Mr. King has a keen interest in working with kids through the Campo YMCA where he has held several volunteer positions of leadership. Mr. King was a member of the Board of Directors at the Campo YMCA as well as Chairman of the Campo YMCA Basketball Committee. Additionally, Mr. King spends a lot of his time not only coaching Youth Basketball Teams, but also playing in the YMCA Adult League himself. Mr. King’s community involvement extends from his church at First Presbyterian Church of Brandon where he is an Elder to his local neighborhood where he is the President of his Homeowner’s Association. He is also a regular speaker and participant in Hillsborough County School’s Great American Teach-In Program. His firm is actively involved with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. King enjoys other memberships with the Egypt Temple Shrine, York Rite Masonic Bodies, Master Masons, Ducks Unlimited, University of Florida Boosters, University of Florida Alumni Association, and the Tampa Gator Club.