Oklahoma Leadership in Law Profile: Bryan N.B. King

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Bryan King earned his bachelor's degree in humanities from Pepperdine University in 1991 and his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. He joined Fellers Snider that same year and became a shareholder and director of the firm in 2000.

King's litigation experience encompasses complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice, business torts, employment law and workers' compensation.

"I entered the legal profession because I believe it is a high calling. It involves creativity, competition, dissonance and resolution, and I place a high value on all of these," King said. "I would encourage those considering a career in the law to understand that it is more stressful than glamorous and more difficult than prosperous, but worthwhile if you find fulfillment in hard work and service."

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association, previously serving on the board of its Young Lawyers Division. In addition, King is a barrister in the Luther L. Bohanon Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

His honors include earning an AV peer rating from Martindale- Hubbell, receiving the Mona Lambird Service to Children Award in 2002 and being listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers in 2008.

King's community involvement includes serving as president-elect and board member of the Redbud Classic Foundation and coaching his twin sons' fourth-grade basketball team. As a volunteer for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, King is most proud of the impact he made resulting from a case in which he represented a young girl whose mother had allegedly attempted to kill her by purposefully overdosing her with medicine. His brief persuaded the trial judge to allow the discovery and use at trial of the mother's mental health records, which contained evidence she had previously attempted to kill another daughter and had a history of homicidal thoughts. …