Mr. King emphasizes his practice on civil rights and federal criminal defense. As a civil rights lawyer, Mr. King specializes in police misconduct. He has litigated numerous complex cases, both criminal and civil. He has represented families in nearly ten cases involving in-custody deaths and has obtained several multi-million dollar settlements. He was one of the lead attorneys in the “Camden Police Cases,” an 88-plaintiff consolidated civil case against the Camden Police Department and five of its officers who were indicted for falsely arresting and planting drugs on members of the Camden community. Mr. King is also actively involved in the New Jersey District Court’s re-entry program, assisting newly released former inmates in their readjustments into society.
Mr. King served as a board member of the National Police Accountability Project, a division of the National Lawyers Guild. He was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on New Jersey’s District IV Ethics Committee. He was also appointed and serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District Court of New Jersey. He served as Regional Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Youth Entrepreneurial Institute. He has been a board member of the Philadelphia Sports Congress and served on the City of Philadelphia’s Football & Baseball Stadium Site Selection committee. Mr. King has been a featured speaker at Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania and Rowan University. He has appeared on several occasions as a guest panelist on the “Law and Crime” Network.
In 2020, Mr. King received the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award from Rutgers University Law School for his work in the public’s interest. In 2019, he received the Judge John F. Gerry Award from the Camden County Bar Association for his contribution to the profession and the State of New Jersey. In 2018, he received the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Champion of Social Justice and Equality Award, presented by Rutgers Law School’s Black Law Student Association. In 2014, Mr. King received the Gloucester County NAACP Game Changer Award for work in civil rights.
- Oglethorpe University, 1981, B.A.
- Rutgers University-Camden, 1994, J.D.
- New Jersey State Bar
- The United States District Court for New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit