Jennifer A. King
Jennifer A. King

Jennifer A. King

Phone: 214-740-3108Fax: 214-740-2834

Jennifer King represents and counsels clients on business and professional disputes in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Health Law, and Professional Liability Defense.  She works with clients to avoid litigation, to seek ways to minimize litigation, and to resolve the dispute in a cost-effective and timely manner when litigation is unavoidable.  She is an effective and tireless advocate for her clients, and she and her team provide a high-quality work product, client accessibility with prompt responsiveness, and skilled trial court presentation.

Ms. King has successfully defended hospital systems and physicians against a variety of claims, including medical/surgical department cases, obstetric cases, surgery cases, emergency department cases, pediatric cases, transplant cases, and ICU cases. She works with health care clients on peer review, contract drafting and negotiations, EMTALA, and contract disputes.  She has assisted General Counsel with Board and Committee meetings and with investigations of sentinel events and unanticipated occurrences and outcomes. She represents physician groups and hospitals in the areas of policies and procedures, indemnity issues, and medical malpractice.  She also represents physicians and nurses before their respective medical and nursing boards and represents attorneys in grievance proceedings before the State Bar of Texas.  She is a frequent speaker to hospital personnel and physician groups regarding avoiding litigation and best practices.

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Dallas, Medical Malpractice Defense, Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2012, 2013, and 2016 - 2020
  • Dallas Bar Association Featured Member, September 2011
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 
  • Jaworski Fellow, Baylor University School of Law
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • DAYL Foundation, Life Fellow

Representative Clients

  • Baylor Scott & White
  • CHRISTUS Health
  • Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth)
  • MagMutual Professional Healthcare Liabiltity Insurance
  • Methodist Health System
  • Texas Lawyers Insurance Exchange
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Professional Memberships and Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
    • President, 2021
    • President-Elect, 2020
    • Board of Directors, 2016-2019
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Vision 2020 Commission, Member
    • Bench Bar Committee, Co-Chairman, 2012, 2019, 2020
    • Bench Bar Committee, Vice Chairman,  2011
    • Bench Bar Committee, Raffle Chairman, 2009-2010
    • Entertainment Committee, Co-Chairman, 2011
    • Entertainment Committee, Vice Chairman, 2010
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Aid to the Homeless Committee, Co-Chairman, 2008-2010
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chairman, 2009

Education and Professional Background

  • J.D., Baylor University, cum laude, 2001
    • Executive Articles Editor of Baylor Law Review
    • “Top 20” speakers in the Harvey M. Ritchie Moot Court Competition
    • Judge Abner V. McCall Inn of Court
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1998
    • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society
    • University of Texas Judicial Service Organization

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, admitted 2001
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Community Involvement

  • Enclave at Grove Hill Homeowner’s Association, President
  • Skyline High School Site Based Decision Making Committee, Member, 2008-2010
  • Buckner Terrace Economic Development Committee, Secretary

Publications and Speeches

  • Medical Malpractice is Not Dead: Candid Conversation with Plaintiff's counsel, Defense Counsel, and the Judiciary, Panelist, DBA Trial Skills Section, June 2016
  • Chapter 74 Pleadings and Motions…Not As Simple As You Might Think, State Bar of Texas 20th Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course, 2013
  • Legal Malpractice Law in Texas and Special Considerations for Medical Malpractice Attorneys, State Bar of Texas 19th Annual Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, Course Director, 2012
  • The Steele Case: Upholds as Precedent for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Malpractice Updates Burford & Ryburn, L.L.P. newsletter, 2010
  • Moderator, What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know About Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Lunch and Learn Series, 2009
  • Speech and Video Presentation, Legal Issues in Providing Emergency Medical Care, Arlington Fire Department – May, 2008
  • Recovery for the Death of a Fetus, The State of Texas Law after Parrium
  • HB4 and Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Dallas Area Paralegal Association – Dallas, 2005

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