Joe A. King, Jr., has been trying cases on behalf of injured plaintiffs or surviving families since 2000.
Firm founder Harvey Morris brought King in as an intern one summer and then hired him immediately after he got his law degree and passed the State Bar in 2000. His legal accomplishments since then have earned him prestigious professional recognition. In 2016, King was named Best Attorney by the Best Attorneys of America and listed as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Alabama by the American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2015 , he was featured in the Top Ten Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. King has also been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Alabama by the National Trial Lawyers Association and an Alabama SuperLawyer by SuperLawyers magazine.
For King, practicing law in Huntsville is an ideal life. He was born and raised here, and the only time he left his hometown were the seven years he spent at the University of Alabama, where he got a B.S. degree in biology in 1997 and his J.D. three years later. King received a full academic scholarship to attend law school.
He was elected and served as secretary of the Madison County Bar Association from 2007-2008. King’s commitment to his community has continued to this day. He is on the board of the Huntsville Child Care Center, which provides child care for low income families. He is also on the board of trustees at Trinity Methodist Church.
He enjoys spending time with his two young daughters and is an avid fan of the University of Alabama football team.
‘I’m going to tell you the truth.’
King believes that ideal lawyer-client relationships are those that are built upon honesty.
“I always tell my clients, ‘I am always going to tell you the truth,’” he says. “’You may not always like what I tell you, but I am going to shoot straight with you.’” King believes it is important that the client knows not just the good facts regarding their case, but also the bad facts.
It’s an approach to the practice of law that has proven to be successful, as King’s track record shows in winning cases and achieving significant settlements for clients. He has had numerous verdicts and settlements. In 2011, he resolved one of the largest wrongful death cases in Alabama. He has also been appointed class counsel in multiple class actions and resolved numerous mass tort cases.