James King

James E. King

Washington, D.C.

E-mail: jking@shawncoulson.com

Telephone: (858) 753-1737
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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation


  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit
  • Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California


  • 1979: Stanford Law School, Juris Doctor
  • 1976: University of Georgia, BA in Journalism


Mr. King has been an American Arbitration Association arbitrator since the 1980s.  He was selected by parties to be lead arbitrator on $250 million legal malpractice/antitrust arbitration held in Pittsburgh in February 2009.  He also represents clients including Attorney Robert Shapiro, Prince Fahd Aziz of Saudi Arabia and Heisman Trophy winner Rashan Salaam in all matters concerning civil litigation.


  • 1998: San Diego County Bar Association, Award for Organizing High School Oratorical Contests for 15 years for the Bar Association
  • 1995: San Diego County Bar Association, Law Week Award for Contribution to Legal Education


  • State Bar of California, Moral Character Counsel
  • State Bar of California, Special Master
  • State Bar of California, Chairman, San Diego County Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Association, ViceChairperson, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Fee Arbitrator
  • State Bar of California, Fee Arbitrator
  • Ethics Committee, San Diego County Bar Association


  • Article, U.C. Davis Law Review, 1980:  Liability for Newsgatherer Torts
  • Article, Criminal Justice Journal, Winter 1990:  Providing Limits on the Powers of 2 States to Prosecute for the Same Crime.
  • Two Articles, San Diego Board of Realtors Magazine, 1987 and 1988:  Antitrust Liability
  • California Litigation:  Fast Track: Living Through the Experiment
  • San Diego County Bar Assn. Dicta, July 1991:  Does Having a Written Fee Agreement Make a Difference
  • San Diego County Bar Assn. Dicta, Aug. 1995: The Law of Law
  • My Brush With History, American Heritage, Sept. 2004