Our Approach to Litigation and Dispute Resolution
"Corporations involved in high stakes disputes need trial lawyers who know their own business and make it their business to better understand their client’s business. The ideal trial lawyer is passionate in the courtroom and seeks solutions in the boardroom, recognizing the soundest legal strategy embraces a deep understanding of business principles. At heart, the best trial lawyers are tireless advocates—in mind, they are problem solvers. These enduring qualities define the King & Spalding litigation practice."
- — Hon. Griffin B. Bell (the late Attorney General of the United States, United States Circuit Judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and former King & Spalding senior partner)
We have the breadth and depth of trial and appellate experiences our clients require.
King & Spalding litigators have a passion for winning lawsuits and are recognized for our accomplishments in the courtroom. Forty-four of our trial lawyers are named in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America. King & Spalding has (including nine retired partners) 20 members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premier litigation, trial practice and ethics association in the United States. The partnership includes two past presidents, ten active members and nine retired members of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Thirty-nine of our litigation partners are named as leaders in their field by Chambers USA. Our litigators are also included on the distinguished rosters of the International Society of Barristers, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Master of the Bench of the American Inn of Court, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. One of our partners is a former chairman of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. More than 100 of our lawyers are former judicial clerks at the trial court or appellate levels and more than forty of our lawyers worked for various federal government agencies including the SEC, DOJ, EPA, FCC, FDA, FIC and U.S. Attorneys Office. Because of our depth of trial and appellate experience, there are few issues of law that we have not encountered. Our lawyers have earned their reputations in the most difficult, challenging and critical battles faced by our Fortune 500 clients. We have proven experience in a wide range of complex and critical litigation throughout the country involving issues of antitrust, product liability, mass tort, patents and trademarks, class action certification, securities law, franchise law, white collar defense, and consumer fraud.