Todd King is relied upon to defend some of the firm’s most serious cases, primarily involving the areas of transportation and trucking, product liability, and premises liability.  He has experience defending cases involving fatalities, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, and other permanent injuries. Todd frequently responds for the firm to accident scenes where immediate and critical response is required. Whether the client’s strategy is to litigate through trial, pursue dismissal, or efficiently resolve a case, Todd has earned a reputation for delivering an effective and aggressive defense.

A partner in the firm’s Charlotte office, Todd’s 19 years of experience and numerous jury trials allow him to represent clients in a variety of practice areas. He has been named a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers®, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

Todd attended both college and law school at Wake Forest University.  He played on Wake Forest’s soccer team in college, and still enjoys coaching his kids’ youth soccer teams.

Representative Matters

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.

  • Defended gas contractor accused of negligent work on an indoor pool heater at a hotel in Boone, NC, following the deaths of three hotel guests and traumatic brain injury to a fourth, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Defended fireplace manufacturer accused of negligent installation of a fireplace, following a fire occurring in the home of an NFL coach.
  • Defended numerous trucking and transportation claims involving claims of negligent driving, and negligent hiring, training, and retention, following accidents involving fatalities, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious injuries.
  • Obtained dismissals in two separate cases for national electric wheelchair manufacturer accused of negligent manufacture.
  • Obtained dismissal 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.
  • Obtained dismissal 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.

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Todd King and Stephanie Gaston Poley Present at Harmonie Seminar

Todd King and Stephanie Gaston Poley recently presented at the Harmonie Group’s Construction, Next-Gen & Transportation Seminar. The seminar provided updates on legal issues surrounding the construction and transportation industries, as well as presentations on trending litigation topics.… Read More