Nellie L. King

Director, Class of 2018

Nellie L. Kingis the owner of The Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she practices exclusively criminal defense work in state and federal courts (www.CriminalDefenseFla.com). Ms. King is Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and past Editor of FACDL’S quarterly publication, The Defender magazine. Ms. King is also a Past President of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

A graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School, Ms. King was the winner of the Martin A. Feinrider Memorial Moot Court Competition and a participant at the national level as a  moot court competitor.  Ms. King was also the recipient of various trial advocacy awards during her law school tenure. 

Ms. King is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the winner of the 2012 Mary Washington Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of her significant achievements and contributions to the legal profession and community. While at Mary Washington, Ms. King served as President of the Honor Council, twice receiving the Board of Visitors Citation for service and leadership.  Ms. King currently serves on the Mary Washington Alumni Board of Directors.

Ms. King is also involved in a number of local community organizations. Ms. King currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Boys Town South Florida, and she is the current Chair of the Court Systems Task Force for the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. Ms. King is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2004, and she subsequently was elected to the Board of that organization from 2004-08. Ms. King also served on the inaugural Board of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, an organization which invests in women and girls to encourage their leadership and positively impact their economic, political and social status. Ms. King is also actively associated with the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Ms. King is a frequent lecturer on the topics of sex abuse defense, the Fourth Amendment, trial techniques, defending the mentally ill, mitigation and alternative sentencing issues, and women in business.

Nellie resides in Jupiter, Florida, with her two children, George and Virginia.

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