Attorney David C. King, of Counsel

Atlanta, Georgia

Contact

  • Rachelson & White, P.C.
  • Phone (678) 990-3240
  • Fax (678) 990-4516
  • Email
  • 3 Ravinia Drive, Suite 1875
    Atlanta, GA 30346

Education

  • 1993 Maryville College, B.S. Management
  • 1996 University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Bar 1
  • Bar 2

Affiliations

  • Affiliation 1

Presentations

  • Understanding Changes to Georgia’s Lien Law (CLE Presentation; Atlanta, GA; January 2009)
  • Proper Jobsite Documentation (Strategies Group Seminar; Atlanta, GA; 2008)
  • NEW FOR 2008! Recent Additions to the AIA’s Family of Contract Documents (CLE Presentation; Atlanta, GA; January 2008)
  • Summary of the 2007 Changes to the AIA Contract Forms: What you and your Contractor Need to Know (Co-Presenter; Atlanta Chapter of Associated General Contractors, December 3 and 19, 2007)
  • Summary of the 2007 Changes to the AIA Contract Forms: What you and your Contractor Need to Know (CLE Presentation; Atlanta, GA; December 2007)
  • Chaired the 2007 Georgia State Bar Insurance Law Institute sponsored by the State Bar’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section (St. Simons Island, GA; September 2007)
  • Discovery Skills for Legal Staff in Georgia (Co-Presenter; Atlanta, GA; 6 Hour Lorman Seminar; July 2006)
  • Property Subrogation claims in the wake of a natural disaster, finding recovery in difficult situations. (Co-Presenter; Swift, Currie, McGhee, and Hiers, LLP Insurance Industry Seminar; Atlanta, GA; October 2005)
  • When Agents Go Bad: Seeking Recovery from an Agent who has Overstepped his Authority (Swift, Currie, McGhee, and Hiers, LLP Insurance Industry Seminar; Atlanta, GA; October 2003)
  • On the Brink of Collapse: Understanding Georgia Collapse Law (Swift, Currie, McGhee, and Hiers, LLP Insurance Industry Seminar; Atlanta, GA; November 2001)
  • Avoiding Allegations of Spoliation of Evidence while Handling Subrogation Claims (Georgia Fire Investigators Association State Meetings; Athens, GA; 2001)
  • Handling Business Interruption Claims: A step by Step approach (Co-Presenter; Swift, Currie, McGhee, and Hiers, LLP Insurance Industry Seminar; Atlanta, GA; November 2000)

David started his career in 1996 at the firm of Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers where he gained more than 10 years of valuable and extensive experience litigating insurance coverage disputes. While there, he also gained experience with construction litigation, insurance defense and other commercial disputes. David was elected Partner at Swift Currie in 2002 at the age of 32. In 2006, David moved to Smith, Currie & Hancock, where he practiced in that firm’s construction, government contracts, and commercial litigation practice groups. In May of 2011, David left Smith, Currie, and Hancock to found The Law Office of David C. King, LLC.

In his fifteen years of practice, David has represented individuals, contractors, owners, developers, and design professionals in complex commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. David is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive experience handling a wide array of subject matters, including construction claims, commercial disputes, personal injury suits, property damage suits, and insurance coverage issues. David has tried cases in several different state and federal courts, with matters ranging from small disagreements to large, multi-party disputes with millions of dollars in controversy. He has also conducted numerous mediations, early neutral evaluations, and court mandated settlement conferences to help his clients avoid the risk and expense of continued litigation.

But David is more than just a litigator. He also has experience and expertise in transactional and corporate matters. David is an expert on the negotiation and drafting of contract documents, having assisted numerous clients by authoring or amending important contract forms. He has co-authored publications dedicated to the proper alternations needed to contract documents for both owners and contractors. He has also assisted clients in enacting internal policies to avoid liability and has analyzed and resolved potential contract disputes before they ripened into litigation. He has helped clients form and sell their companies, and even assisted clients with the formation of complicated international charitable entities.

David is a native of Lafayette, Georgia, and received his undergraduate education from Maryville College, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management. While at Maryville, David was President of the Student Government Association and active in several other school organizations, including his position as a wide receiver on the Maryville College football team.

After graduating from Maryville, David attended the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens where he graduated cum laude in 1996. While at Georgia, David was an articles editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and also participated in several moot court and mock trial competitions.

David lives with his wife Molly in the West Midtown area of Atlanta, with their 2 dogs. He is an avid baseball fan and cycling enthusiast.