Bill King Personal Injury Attorney

William F. King

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Bill King’s trial practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and plaintiff advocacy before state and federal courts. He is a proven litigator, trial and appellate attorney, plaintiff advocate, and problem solver for businesses and individuals involved in serious and high-stakes disputes.

Bill’s courtroom and litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants brings a fresh perspective and provides a significant advantage to his clients, which is one of the reasons he is retained again and again to prosecute and defend the most complex and challenging of matters.

When defending the rights of plaintiffs, Bill’s experience involves everything from catastrophic personal injury claims to complex commercial litigation disputes, including large-scale class action prosecution of claims for securities fraud, consumer fraud, professional liability, aiding and abetting liability, and qui tam cases, among others. He is appreciated for devising unique, fact-driven arguments that, when combined with his understanding of the substantive legal issues, result in persuading opposing counsel, judges, and juries alike.

See Bill’s profile on our main website.

Representative Cases

  • Counsel for plaintiffs in catastrophic motor vehicle collision resulting in $1.65 million settlement.
  • Co-counsel for plaintiffs in consumer fraud class action against the nation’s largest provider of residential security systems resulting in a $16 million nationwide class action settlement.
  • Obtained seven-figure settlement on behalf of plaintiff investors in mass action lawsuit filed against large, national banking association for the bank’s alleged role in aiding and abetting a $30 million Ponzi scheme.
  • Secured seven-figure settlement in mass tort action lawsuit against owners and operators of mobile home park for alleged fraudulent omissions and representations.
  • Successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and obtained reversal of the District Court’s Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of plaintiffs’ class action claims brought under Arizona’s Securities Act against directors and officers of an Arizona-based marketing company that previously published one of the largest in-flight catalogs.
  • Co-counsel for plaintiffs in multi-state class action lawsuit arising out of a data breach at one of Arizona’s largest hospitals resulting in court-approved class action settlement.
  • Co-counsel for plaintiffs in aiding and abetting litigation against large, international law firm resulting in settlement.
  • Second-chaired four (4) week jury trial in Mohave County Superior Court resulting in a defense verdict.
  • Successfully briefed and argued Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss alleging complex insurance coverage issues.
  • Obtained dismissal of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee’s claims for conspiracy to commit fraudulent transfer leveled against Arizona law firm in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.
  • Co-chair in three (3) week bench trial for limited partnership in complex quiet title action in Maricopa County Superior Court. The trial court awarded the limited partnership fee title to the commercial property, along with all of its attorneys’ fees. The court of appeals affirmed on all grounds.

Honors & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Professional Liability Defense, 2024

Press Releases

 

I suffered serious personal injuries after a drunk driver ran a red light and collided into the driver’s side of my car at a high rate of speed. I didn’t know Bill previously, who was referred to me by an old family friend, but I consider myself lucky to have landed in his good hands. From day one, Bill was the consummate advocate. He kept me informed, explained my options step-by-step, and was available anytime I had any questions. His tenacity resulted in a significant settlement from both the drunk driver and the bar that had served the driver. I had a great experience with Bill and everyone else at Gallagher & Kennedy and would highly recommend Bill and his firm.

Ty RobertsGoogle

Bill King represented me in a consumer class action lawsuit and was ultimately able to obtain a court-approved class action settlement that afforded relief to hundreds of my fellow classmates. He did a great job navigating the mess the defendants left behind. I would highly recommend him.

Kristen StewartGoogle

Bill King helped me obtain an exceptional settlement, multiples of what I was offered before I retained him. He was articulate, thoughtful, and persuasive, all while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and ethics. I would highly recommend him.

Jim EllsworthGoogle

Bill King obtained a great result for me in my claim against the at-fault driver. He kept me up to speed and explained things simply and effectively. I would highly recommend him.

Lesley HayesGoogle

Bill King helped me and my husband following a serious roll-over collision. He timely responded to our questions and was able to efficiently resolve our claim, which resulted in a great settlement. Bill helped us navigate this extremely stressful situation and I would highly recommend Bill.

Sydney GrayGoogle

My wife and kids were in a severe auto accident. Bill King (Gallagher & Kennedy) was able to navigate a pretty big mess with the hospital and insurance companies. Bill King is a very honest and skilled attorney and I would highly recommend him.

Joe A.Google

William (Bill) King represented my wife and me after a rollover accident in which we were not at fault. Initially, because we were fortunate to walk away with only minor injuries, we had not planned on engaging an attorney. However, after quickly realizing how complex of a situation we were facing and how unprepared we were, Bill offered to help, and I am sure glad we took it.

Bill is wicked smart and experienced in his practice, yet he took the time to walk us through the process and gather our opinion before acting. Bill handled our case swiftly and professionally, always keeping us informed. He also informed us of benefits we were entitled to through our own insurance company that we never knew we had.

I would highly recommend Bill (or G&K, for that matter) in the unfortunate event you need legal representation after an accident. Thank you, Bill!

Jake GrayGoogle

We didn’t know Shannon or Bill before we were referred to them by a family friend shortly after our serious auto accident. Shannon and Bill were patient in explaining our options and making sure we knew important details before making key choices. They were extremely professional and knowledgeable through every step of the process. We really felt like we had experts and advocates on our side. They got us a great result.

Wade ThornockGoogle

Education

  • Creighton University
    J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Rockhurst College
    B.A., 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2013-2015