Practice Areas
  • Criminal law
  • Civil litigation
  • Mass torts
  • Syracuse University College of Law, 2007
  • B.A. in History, St. John Fisher University, Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Last Updated: May 15, 2024

Robert King was born and raised in rural upstate New York. He graduated summa cum laude from St. John Fisher University with a B.A. in history and thereafter graduated from  Syracuse University College of Law in 2007. Mr. King began his career as a member of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in Rochester, New York. He was promoted to Senior Trial Attorney in the Special Victim’s Unit where he was responsible for prosecuting the most heinous and sensitive crimes – those involving physical and sexual violence against women and children. 

Mr. King entered private practice at age twenty-nine. He became the founding partner of  The Law Office of Robert King PLLC (“King Law”) with its principal office located in Rochester, New York. King Law focuses its work on civil litigation specializing in Plaintiff’s catastrophic injuries, defective/dangerous products and complex litigation. The firm has consistently grown since opening in 2012 and now includes three (3) offices in upstate New York. Mr. King is licensed to practice in New York, Iowa and is pending admission in North Carolina. He has received various recognitions including Top 40 under 40, Superlawyer, and was named a “Best Law Firm in Rochester, New York” by the Rochester Business Journal in 2020. Mr. King is active in the legal community including speaking at CLE’s and mentoring young attorneys. The community involvement he is most proud of is writing and implementing curriculum to teach law classes to rural high school students in upstate New York. 

Upstate New York does not have a “traditional” mass tort firm. Over the past several years the firm has seen an increase in interest of clients seeking representation involving mass torts. Due to this, King Law has spent significant time investigating the feasibility of local representation for the victims of various mass torts in upstate New York.

King Law is currently handling and investigating various mass torts, including:

Mr. King has extensive experience in federal courts in both the criminal and civil setting. Mr. King’s civil experience includes cases against corporate defendants such as Travel Centers of America, Dollar General, Troon Golf, Wegmans Supermarkets, Swift Trucking Company, D.A. Collins Construction Company, amongst many others. He has also successfully litigated civil cases against the University of Rochester, The State University of New York, The City of  Rochester, New York and the City of Binghamton, New York. He has tried over 100 criminal and civil cases to verdict. 

Mr. King’s background and experience has given him the deepest appreciation for lawyers  that communicate and work cooperatively with similarly interested counsel, opposing counsel  and the Court. Mr. King is committed to serving his clients with diligence and upholding the highest standards of respect for the profession and the judiciary.