Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, is pleased to announce that Stanley O. King has joined the firm as a Partner effective December 1, 2022. Mr. King was formerly a Partner in the Law Firm of King & King, LLC. He is engaged in general practice, with an emphasis on civil rights litigation and federal criminal defense. As a civil rights lawyer, Mr. King focuses on police misconduct.
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 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 serves was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on New Jersey’s District IV Ethics Committee. He was also appointed to 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.
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. Dr. 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 his work in civil rights.
Mr. King received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Political Science from Oglethorpe University. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.