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Peter Campbell King, Esq.

Peter Campbell King was greatly influenced by his father—longtime and well-respected Columbus attorney Arthur D. King— who instilled in him his tireless work ethic and uncompromising standard of excellence. He joined his father in the practice of law in 1979 and developed a community-based practice addressing civil law issues. Pete and his brother practiced with their father until he passed away in 2007. On any given day, Pete can be found in the boardroom of any one of the several regional water companies he represents or in the courtrooms of any level of our state and federal courts. He advocates for his clients’ interests or confers with community leaders in both the private and public sectors, providing sound and reasoned counsel drawn from his years of experience and knowledge of the law.

From 1984 through 1995, he served as City Attorney for the City of Columbus. He cultivated a thriving practice in the areas of the law where he could help the people in his community: representing people in controversies with their insurance carriers, representing property owners in legal condemnation matters, representing people injured by negligent drivers and by defective products, and representing and advising fellow businessmen and women with civil litigation issues. He also maintains an active probate and estate practice.

Mr. King’s client base extends beyond the private sector into the public sector arenas of utility law, law enforcement, and election law. He is legal counsel to regional water companies in southeastern Indiana, advising them in all areas of their operations, from litigation at the administrative level including the protection of water quality, administrative proceedings, and rate issues before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), to real estate and easement acquisition issues. Additionally, he represents the Sheriff of Bartholomew County, Indiana in personnel matters, administrative hearings and civil litigation, and the Bartholomew County Election Board.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Insurance Policy Holder Rights; Public Sector Law; Utility Law; Confined Animal Feeding Operation Litigation (CAFO); Railroad Crossing Litigation; Nursing Home Litigation; Small Business Litigation; Probate and Estate; Appellate Practice; Civil Mediation

Representative Cases:

Jennings Water, Inc. v. City of North Vernon, Ind., 895 F.2d 311 (7th Cir. 1989), affirming, 682 F.Supp. 421 (S.D. Ind. 1988); Steve Malone d/b/a Cousins Insurance Agency and Gallant Insurance Company, A Member of Warrior Insurance Group, Inc. v. Anna M. Basey and Sharon Basey, 770 N.E.2d 846 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002); Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC and Bridgestone/Firestone Manufacturing Operations Division v. Violet Mayberry as Personal Representative of the Estate of Harmony B. Wigley, and Audrey E. Wigley as Mother of Harmony B. Wigley, Deceased, 878 N.E.2d 189, (Ind. 2007).; Stephen L. and Melinda Vaughn v. Daniels Company (West Virginia), Inc. and Solar Sources, Inc., 841 N.E.2d 11333, (Ind. 2006); Robert Sexton, Melinda Sexton, Stepanie Flinn, Craig Flinn, David Helt, Gail Helt, Jerry Marsh, Hazel Marsh, Steve Bowman and Celeste Bowman v. Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals and Jerry D. Otte, Thomas Bryant, Ken Turner, Gene Speaker and Francis Elliot, in their capacity as members of The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals, N.E.2d, (Ind. Ct. App. 2008).

Education:
Tulane University of Louisiana, J.D., 1979; Indiana University, A.B., Political Science, 1976

Admitted:
Indiana Supreme Court; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana.

Memberships:
Professional and Civic Organizations:
Bartholomew County and Indiana State Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Columbus Rotary

Other Certifications:
Certified Civil Mediator

J. Kevin King, Esq.

Throughout his lifetime, Kevin King experienced the dedication and hard work ethic his father, Arthur D. King, committed to the practice of law until he passed in 2007. He joined his father and brother in the practice of law in 1988 after serving approximately two years with the United States Army Trial Defense Service. Upon returning to Columbus, he developed a regional- and national-based practice addressing civil law issues.

Kevin King’s drive to ensure consumer products are safe evolved from his childhood conversations with Leon D. Cline, a devoted consumer lawyer and his father’s law partner. Kevin realized at a young age that people were needlessly injured and/or killed as a result of hazardous products. His consumer legal practice was further shaped by Harry Philo, a renowned warrior for people.

Kevin King believes the primary purpose of tort law is the prevention of serious injury and/or death.

Kevin King has been involved in consumer safety cases, primarily automobile related, across North America, including but not limited to Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Canada.

Kevin King has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers since 2002 and has attended several of its seminars including, but not limited to: Fundamentals of Steering Systems, Tire & Wheel Safety Issues, The Tire as a Vehicle Component, Occupant and Vehicle Kinematics in Rollovers, Role of the Seat in Rear Crash Safety, 2004 Automotive Dynamics’ Stability Controls, Designing Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, etc.

Kevin King has also attended seminars by the University of Akron, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering entitled “Tire Mechanics Short Course” and STL Trans Tech Transportation Technologies entitled “Tire Technology Seminar.”

Practice Areas:

Consumer Safety Advocacy; Product Liability; Automobile Design; Rollover Litigation; Tire/Tube Design; Commercial Truck Litigation; Motorcycle Design; Aerial Lift Design; System Safety Analysis; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Construction Litigation; Premises Liability

Representative Cases:

Henson v. CSC Credit Services, 29 F.3d 280, (7th Cir. 1994); Richard and Sandra Finchum v. Ford Motor Company, et. al., 57 F.3d 526, (7th Cir. 1995); Joseph and Marilyn Harmon v. Crown Equipment Corporation, et. al, 115 F.3d 477, (7th Cir. 1997), certiorari denied, 522 U.S. 966, 118 S.Ct. 413 (1997); Stephen L. and Melinda Vaughn v. Daniels Company (West Virginia), Inc. and Solar Sources, Inc. 841 N.E.2d 11333, (Ind. 2006); Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC and Bridgestone/Firestone Manufacturing Operations Division v. Violet Mayberry as Personal Representative of the Estate of Harmony B. Wigley, and Audrey E. Wigley as Mother of Harmony B. Wigley, Deceased, 878 N.E.2d 189, (Ind. 2007).

Education:

T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., 1985; Indiana University, B.A., Forensic Studies, with honors, 1981

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