Jon T. King

Sr. Litigation Attorney

Jon King is a civil litigation attorney for DLHA.  He has handled all phases of civil litigation in state and federal courts in California and all over the country, on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs, and corporate and individual clients.  Additionally, Mr. King has litigated in numerous arbitrations conducted by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, ADR Services, Inc. and others.  Mr. King has extensive experience in numerous civil practice areas, including business and employment litigation.

Mr. King also has represented clients in numerous high-profile litigation matters, including in sports and entertainment cases, class actions, and other complex civil litigation.  He has significant experience in media relations.

Mr. King is licensed to practice law before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Eighth Circuits, and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice to practice in numerous other state and federal courts across the country.

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, cum laude, member, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Law Journal, 1998-99

B.S., Santa Clara University, Political Science (honors in Political Science)

Jon King Successes:

  • Stepping in to represent a client as sole counsel one week prior to an arbitration hearing (the trial) in a contract dispute, conducting all aspects of the hearing, including cross-examination, opening and closing statements, and obtaining an arbitration award in favor of the client, including the requirement that the opposing party reimburse the client for attorneys’ fees.
  • Assisting a partner in litigation regarding a start-up food-service business.  Another partner denied the client access to critical financial information, and the client became concerned about potential misappropriation of funds.  Obtaining a court-ordered injunction to stop the concealment of financial information.
  • Representing 30 members of an LLC on an emergency proceeding in an international arbitration to obtain critical time-sensitive information from the LLC and its manager relating to federal regulations.  Achieving an order from the arbitrator requiring that the LLC immediately provide the information, and prevailing on issues regarding the confidential status of the information.