Todd King is a conscientious attorney devoted to his clients – always available and accessible. He has earned a reputation as a professional and credible defense attorney. Regardless of the nature of the lawsuit he is defending, he ensures he understands the complexities of every case by partnering and teaming with the client to achieve their goals. Whether the agreed-upon strategy is to defend through trial, pursue dismissal, or efficiently resolve a case, delivering them as effectively and efficiently as possible is a given. In particular, Todd enjoys and has considerable experience defending product liability and professional liability cases, having achieved a number of successful results. He has authored several articles on those issues, and presented seminars to both attorneys and insurance adjusters.
A partner in the firm’s Charlotte office, Todd’s 15 years of experience have allowed him to represent clients in the gamut of practice areas, including product liability, professional liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle litigation. Todd was recently named by North Carolina Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for 2016.
Todd is a native of Winston-Salem, NC, and went to college and law school at Wake Forest University. He played on Wake Forest’s soccer team in college, and while he hung up his cleats long ago, he still enjoys coaching his childrens’ youth soccer teams.
Cases or matters referenced do not represent the lawyer’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.
- Obtained summary judgment in federal court for national retail store in product liability lawsuit involving allegations of negligence, breach of implied warranty, and breach of express warranty. Plaintiff suffered burn injuries after a bucket containing hot grease suddenly collapsed. Mr. King convinced the court that the defendant retail store was protected by the “sealed container” defense in North Carolina’s Product Liability Act, and specifically showed that any defect with the product could not have been discovered by the retailer.
- Obtained summary judgment for transportation company accused of trademark infringement, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage. Plaintiff, who was the defendant’s primary competitor, filed suit after learning that the defendant had acquired a web site address that was very similar to an address used by the plaintiff. Mr. King proved that the plaintiff did not have a trademark and that the defendant had not done anything improper in selecting the similar web site address.
- Obtained summary judgment in product liability case where plaintiff filed suit regarding an allegedly defective rollator walker. The court dismissed the case after finding that the plaintiff was contributorily negligent as a matter of law.
- Obtained summary judgment for real estate appraiser accused of fraud, negligence, and unfair and deceptive trade practices following his performance of a number of appraisals in a development that was never completed. Plaintiffs alleged over $1,500,000 in damages.
- Obtained summary judgment for real estate appraiser accused of overvaluing 26 lots in the failed Grandfather Vistas of Blowing Rock development. Plaintiffs collectively alleged damages of more than $10,000,000. Plaintiffs asserted claims for negligence, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, conspiracy, and punitive damages.
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
- How Tight is North Carolina’s ‘Sealed Container’ Defense?
- FAQ for North Carolina Product Liability Claims
- Top 7 Defenses for Product Liability Lawsuits in North Carolina
- Frequently Used Defenses in Motor Vehicle Lawsuits
- Speaker at 2011 North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys annual meeting: “Automobile Liability Defenses.”
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