Barrett R. King

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Ellicott City, MD

King Hall LLC
 | 5300 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 107
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 410-696-2405
Fax: 877-732-9639
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (60%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Barrett R. King is a co-founder of King|Hall LLC. Located in Ellicott City, Maryland, and providing representation to clients in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area and throughout the state, he focuses his practice on guardianship, estate and trust litigation, estate planning, and elder law. Mr. King frequently serves as a personal representative, trustee and guardian and also frequently testifies as an expert on guardianship and estate and trust matters. He advises clients on how to protect their companies, their intellectual properties and their digital assets through estate planning as well as how to protect and preserve the inheritances for children from a previous marriage.

Majoring in philosophy, Mr. King attended Salisbury University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal education at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2006. While in law school, he served internships with the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. After graduation, Mr. King was a lease negotiator with CitiFinancial before entering private practice in 2008. Admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. King was an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County for several years, teaching courses in philosophy and ethics. A member of the Elder & Disability Rights, Litigation and Estate and Trust Law Sections of the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., he is also a member of the Howard County Bar Association.

In 2019, Barrett became as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, an invitation-only honor extended to outstanding attorneys and judges not exceeding 2.5% of the membership of the Maryland State Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (60%): Will Contests

Elder Law (20%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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About Barrett King

Admitted: 2006, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.kinghall-law.com/index.php/attorneys/barrett-r-ki...

Honors/Awards:

  • Nominated as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, an invitation-only honor extended to outstanding attorneys and judges not exceeding 2.5% of the membership of the Maryland State Bar Association. Bar Fellows are recognized for their demonstration of outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities, the administration of justice, and the traditions of the objectives of the Bar of Maryland., Bar Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation , 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Accredited by the Veterans' Administration to provide representation to clients before the VA, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nominated as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, an invitation-only honor extended to outstanding attorneys and judges not exceeding 2.5% of the membership of the Maryland State Bar Association. Bar Fellows are recognized for their demonstration of outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities, the administration of justice, and the traditions of the objectives of the Bar of Maryland., 2019
  • United States Tax Court
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Judicial Selections Committee
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Women's Law Center, Judicial Nominating Committee Member, 2015-present
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This "a through z" guide to probate is designed to take you from the first days of the estate timeline through all the steps of marshaling and valuing estate assets, locating and paying the creditors, paying the beneficiaries, and laying the estate to rest. You will receive the latest updates on the probate court procedure and tax laws, practical guidance from experienced probate attorneys on using spousal elective share and resolving estate disputes, and sample forms and checklists to speed up the administration process. Build a solid foundation for your probate practice - register today! Learn the procedure, rules and practical steps to effectively administer a probate. Determine what form of administration is appropriate for a specific probate case. Clarify the order of inheritance for an estate when there is no will. Locate assets and obtain ownership documents more easily with a list of local and online resources. Get a complete view of the sequence of events that must happen before the estate can be closed. Identify common actions that trigger malpractice liability and get tips for staying in the clear. Get practical advice for honoring or contesting all claims against the estate. Find new ways to resolve liquidity issues that delay estate closing and final distributions and payments. Learn what common closing mistakes can allow the estate to be re-opened, and how to avoid them., Presenter, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, NBI Seminars, Accounting, Financial, Legal, 2019
  • Participated along with other attorneys and judges in a mock guardianship jury trial at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Participants were asked to act as jurors while presenters acted as judge, the Alleged Disabled Person and counsel for the same, counsel for Petitioner and Court-Appointed Investigator., Panel Member, Mock Guardianship Jury Trial, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Spoke to Assistant State’s Attorneys and Law Enforcement Officers on guardianship, powers of attorney, and the vulnerable adult. Discussed fiduciary powers and authority and the difference between breach of fiduciary duty and criminal conduct., Featured Presenter, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and the Vulnerable Adult, Maryland State’s Attorneys Association, Law Enforcement, Legal, 2019
  • Probate Boot Camp: Probating Business Assets in Estate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Probate Boot Camp: Legal Ethics in Estate Administration NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Estate Administration From Start to Finish: Distributions and Closing of the Estate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Estate Administration From Start to Finish: Complex Issues in Estate Administration, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Estate Planning from A to Z, NBI
  • NBI Seminar Faculty, Ancillary Probate and Other Problem Areas, 2017
  • Starting A Successful Business, SCORE Baltimore, 2010
  • NBI Seminar Faculty, Probating Insolvent and Bankrupt Estates, 2017
  • Advanced Trusts and Estates: A "How-to" Guide, Estate and Trust Litigation in Maryland, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2017
  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, NBI SeminarFaculty, 2014
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: What You Need to Know Now, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2013
  • Use of LLCs in Asset Protection and Estate Planning: Legal Ethics, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Trusts from A to Z: What are Trusts? Main Trust Principles, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate: Ethical Practice Considerations and Concerns in Probate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate: Beneficiary Distributions, Final Account and Closing of the Estate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Salisbury University, B.A. in Philosophy, 2002
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Office Location for Barrett R. King

5300 Dorsey Hall Drive
Suite 107
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Phone: 410-696-2405

Fax: 877-732-9639

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