Jennifer A. King
Jennifer A. King

Jennifer A. King

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

Jennifer A. King was named to D Magazine’s 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas list, and named to Texas Monthly's Super Lawyers list in 2018 and 2019. She was named 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and published in the April issues of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition.

Jennifer represents and counsels clients on business and professional disputes in the area of Medical Malpractice and Health Law. She works with clients to avoid litigation and to seek ways to minimize litigation and resolve the dispute in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Jennifer 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 in investigations of sentinel events and unanticipated occurrences and outcomes. She also represents physician groups and hospitals in the areas of policies and procedures, indemnity issues, and medical malpractice. She 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 is also a frequent speaker to hospital personnel and physician groups regarding avoiding litigation and best practices.

Representative Clients

  • Baylor Scott & White Health System
  • Encompass Health Corporation
  • Methodist Health System
  • Questcare Medical Services, P.A.
  • Questcare Intensivists, PLLC
  • Texas Lawyers’ Insurance Exchange
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • CHRISTUS Health

Professional Memberships and Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2016-2019
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Vision 2020 Commission, Member
    • Bench Bar Committee, Co-Chairman, 2016-2019
    • Bench Bar Committee, Co-Chairman, 2012
    • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer 2018 and 2019
  • Named to D Magazine’s 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas list
  • Dallas Bar Association Featured Member, September 2011
  • Selected as a 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, April 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • DAYL Foundation, Life Fellow

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

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts of the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Publications and Speeches

  • Speech, Opioids in Civil Proceedings: The Types of Cases Being Filed and Defense Strategies" - ACMT Seminar in Forensic Toxicology: Opioids, Toxicology, and the Law: Medical-Legal Aspects of the Opioid Epidemic - December 2018  
  • Speech, Advanced Medical Torts: Your Digital World: What's Happening and Using Metadata - Texas Bar Association - March 2018
  • Regularly gives presentations for hospital clients on a variety of medical and legal topics
  • 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

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

Phone: 214-740-3100
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