Firm Overview

When facing a legal issue, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust and a legal team focused on providing quality services. Our team will listen to your concerns, work on your behalf to give you an array of options for resolution of your legal issue, and ensure your best interests are protected. At King Law Offices, it is our goal to provide access to anyone who needs a lawyer in North Carolina and South Carolina, so they can receive the attorney services they need.

Our attorneys, legal assistants, and administrative staff are recruited for their skillful and zealous pursuit of helping people through complex and often emotionally-challenging legal situations. You will get a well-organized lawyer from one of our seven offices in North and South Carolina. With well defined client service processes, who utilizes excellent defense strategies in the courtroom, and who is capable of invisioning a win-win situation from what can often seem hopeless.

Our team members are trained with innovative business systems that foster commitment to high legal quality as well as respect, confidentiality and compassion for our clients. Our vision, client service systems, and legal strategies are integrated to provide team members with greater flexibility and freedom, resulting in a superior client experience.

We represent clients for legal matters pending in North and South Carolina. We are available to serve you from any one of our numerous office locations with an in-office appointment or by telephone. Most first time consultations with a lawyer in North or South Carolina are free of charge.

We encourage you to ask past clients and local community folks about our reputation providing legal help for clients across North Carolina and South Carolina. Though understanding it is difficult to make every client happy every time, we keep our eyes fixed on that goal at all times. Our clients are key to our success, and we never take that for granted.

Team

Brian King

| Managing Partner

Brian W. King is the senior partner and managing attorney of King Law. He has been practicing law for more than a decade, and is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. Brian is a member of the North and South Carolina bars, and maintains active cases in both states. Brian is a graduate (more...) Bio
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John Crotts

| Partner

John B. Crotts is a Partner at King Law. He currently practices primarily in the areas of wills and estates, elder law, business law, municipal law, civil litigation, and criminal law. In addition to many other individual and corporate clients, John currently represents several municipal and local government entities, including the Town of Spindale, Town (more...) Bio
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Rustin Duncan

| Partner

Rusty Duncan is a partner at King Law.  He is a lifelong native and resident of Greenville, South Carolina.  He works from the firm’s Polk and Greer offices and covers Polk, Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe and Rutherford counties in North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina.   Rusty currently practices primarily in the areas of family (more...) Bio
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Hannah Miller

| Junior Partner

Attorney Hannah Miller is a Junior Partner at King Law.  She works primarily from the Hickory, North Carolina office.  Hannah is a native and resident of Hickory, North Carolina.  Hannah currently practices in the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic, and estate planning. In 2007, Hannah graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University (more...) Bio
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Frank McFarland

| Senior Associate

Frank McFarland is an attorney at King Law. Frank is a native resident of Western North Carolina, growing up in Shelby, NC.  Frank is now working primarily from our McDowell County office in Marion. Frank received a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardner-Webb University in 2008 and a Masters in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb in (more...) Bio
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Kelsey Alcide

| Associate

Attorney Kelsey Alcide is an associate attorney with King Law. She works primarily from the Shelby, North Carolina location on W. Marion Street in uptown. Kelsey is a native and resident of Fallston, North Carolina. Ms. Alcide wants to focus her practice to include family law, criminal law, employment law, and estate planning. She is (more...) Bio
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Stefani Cudic

| Associate

Attorney Stefani Cudic is an associate with King Law currently working from the Greer, SC location with the intention of serving clients throughout the Upstate. She has spent the last 13+ years working in the financial services industry specializing in financial crimes, fraud management and operational controls. Stefani has been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (more...) Bio
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Heather Hays

| Attorney

Attorney Heather Hays is an associate attorney with King Law. Heather works primarily from the Rutherfordton, North Carolina location. Heather is from White Lake, a small town in Southeastern NC, but is now a resident of Lake Lure. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the (more...) Bio
Ivana Hughes

| Associate Attorney

Ivana Hughes is an associate attorney with King Law. She currently works out the firm’s Rutherfordton location. Ivana received her bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English from Gardner-Webb University. While at Gardner-Webb, Ivana was a member of the track and field and cross-country team. After college, Ivana attended law (more...) Bio
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Ashley Hyman

| Associate

Ashley Hyman is an Associate attorney with King Law. She currently works out of the firm’s Mecklenburg office. Ashley graduated from Francis Marion University in 2011, with a bachelor’s of science in Environmental Chemistry, and minors in physics, biology, and mathematics.  While at FMU, Ashley was a member of the women’s soccer team, the American (more...) Bio
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Seth Johnson

| Associate

Seth Johnson is an associate attorney with King Law. He currently works in both the Gaffney and Greer offices in South Carolina. Seth was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. Seth received his Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Arkansas. He later graduated (more...) Bio
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Patrick Keeley

| Associate

Attorney Patrick Keeley is an associate attorney with King Law. He works out of the Hickory, NC location. Patrick received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Patrick later attended the Elon University School of Law where he was a recipient of the Oaks Scholarship. While in law (more...) Bio
Brittany Shaffer

| Senior Associate

Attorney Brittany Shaffer is an associate attorney with King Law.  Brittany works primarily from the Shelby, North Carolina location in on W. Marion Street in Uptown.  Mrs. Shaffer’s primary areas of practice include family law, criminal law and estate planning.Attorney Shaffer is a native and resident of Cleveland County, North Carolina.  Brittany is a 2012 (more...) Bio
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Taylor Simmons

| Associate

Attorney Taylor Simmons is an associate attorney with King Law.  He works out of the firm’s Charlotte location.  Taylor received his bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Taylor graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law.  During law school, (more...) Bio
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Cindy Andrews

| Office Administrator

Cindy Andrews is the Operations Manager of King Law. She is located in the Rutherfordton office and is responsible for the daily administrative flow for each office location. Cindy was born in Richmond, Virginia but went to high school in Greenville, South Carolina. She went to the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Cindy (more...) Bio
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Mary Arendt

| Accounting Assistant

Mary Arendt is the Accounting Assistant in our Columbus, NC office and is responsible for assisting the Operations Manager with the daily administrative flow for each office location. Mary came to King Law with over 12 years of experience in the bookkeeping/accounting and administrative field, as well as two years’ experience working for a law (more...) Bio
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Lindsey Bright

| Legal Assistant

Lindsey’s role as Legal Assistant at King Law involves providing support to clients in areas including Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Criminal and Traffic cases, and Family Law matters. She is the legal assistant to Attorney John B. Crotts. Lindsey received an Associate of Arts Degree from Isothermal Community College in 2006 and a Bachelor of (more...) Bio
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Cassie Caldwell

| Legal Assistant

Cassie Caldwell joined King Law in May of 2017 as a legal assistant. She currently works in the Marion, North Carolina location and is the legal assistant to attorney, Frank McFarland. Cassie came to King Law with over 12 years of customer service and administration including prior experience in a well reputable law firm. She (more...) Bio
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Wendy Conner

| Legal Assistant

Wendy Conner joined King Law in October of 2016 as a legal assistant. She currently works is in the Shelby, North Carolina location and is the legal assistant to attorneys Kelsey Alcide, Ashley Hyman, Brittany Shaffer, and Joseph Sunderhaus. Wendy’s background is in customer service with over 12 years of experience. She received a Paralegal (more...) Bio
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Linda Cormier

| Client Services Representative

Linda joined the King Law team in July, 2016 as a Client Service Representative. She works in our Marion, North Carolina office and interacts along side our legal team providing client support as well as other office duties. Linda holds a degree of Arts in Business as well as degree in Human Service Management. She has ten (more...) Bio
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Tiffany Franklin

| Client Services Representative

In February 2016, Tiffany Franklin joined the King Law team as a Client Services Representative.   She is a native of Massachusetts, and works in our Hickory, North Carolina office. Tiffany serves individuals seeking legal services.  Her duties include managing multiple telephone lines, responding to online requests and scheduling appointments for each of the firm’s attorneys. (more...) Bio
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Amanda Morrow

| Client Services Representative

Amanda Morrow is a Client Services Representative with King Law at the Rutherfordton location.  Amanda assists with scheduling, answering phones, processing payments, processing mail and many other customer service responsibilities.  She joined the King Law team in 2016 after working in the Rutherford County Schools for 10 years and having been involved with many community (more...) Bio
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Kimberly Mullinax

| Paralegal

Kimberly Mullinax is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal who began working with King Law in September of 2002. She has over thirteen years experience in the legal field with work in the areas of family law, civil litigation, tax foreclosure and real estate, among others. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of North (more...) Bio
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Rebecca Sprouse

| Legal Assistant

Rebecca joined the King Law team in June, 2017 as a legal assistant. She currently works in the Gaffney, South Carolina location and is the legal assistant to attorney Seth Johnson. Rebecca’s background is in operations management and administration with ten years of experience. She received an Associate’s Degree from Gwinnett Technical College back in (more...) Bio
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Jeanne Unangst

| Legal Assistant

Jeanne Unangst works for King Law as a legal assistant to Brian King, and has more than twenty years of experience. Before moving to North Carolina, she owned and operated her own business and worked for two law offices in her home town of Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. Outside of the office, Jeanne is actively involved in (more...) Bio
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Patti Winn

| Legal Assistant

Patti joined King Law in September of 2014 as the Client Services Coordinator.  She works closely with our staff to provide client support and general office operations.  She has over 10 years experience in the administration field, which has prepared her for the day to day tasks of our busy and exciting office environment. Patti (more...) Bio
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Our Mission

Our mission is providing premium legal services, one relationship at a time with a commitment to high legal quality as well as respect, confidentiality and compassion for our clients.

Our Commitment To You

We are committed to building a relationship with you. We’re going to take care of you. We will earn your trust every day, and you can be certain your legal matter will be handled with absolute confidentiality and professionalism. We will tell you the truth, even when the truth is not the popular answer. We will work hard and do all that is in our power to get the best results possible for you.

Testimonials

"Over the last several years I have done business with Attorney John Crotts. I have found him consistently an intelligent, fair, and compassionate person. I look forward to continuing to do business with him."

E.D., Rutherford Co.

"Attorney Patrick Keeley is a true professional. Thorough and steadfast with his handling of my case. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer."

M.C., Catawba Co.

"King Law was fast and very through in my custody case. Special thanks to Cassie for always being quick to respond anytime we had questions. Highly recommended!"

L.B., McDowell Co.

"I am always impressed with Cassie Caldwell. She has helped me with various legal matters and I am always satisfied with my results. The King Law firm team is very resourceful and knowledgeable. They are the best law firm in Marion."

K.V., McDowell Co.

"Frank McFarland, Cassie Caldwell and Linda Cormier have been most kind and professional with my case that is currently going on. I could not be happier with the services I have received to date."

B.G., McDowell Co.

"Excellent firm. I would recommend if you have a criminal case in Gaffney, SC use this law firm. Attorney Seth Johnson & Lindsey Bright did such an amazing job on getting my case dismissed. I’m forever thankful!"

L.P., Cherokee Co., SC

"This is the first time in my life that I needed an Attorney. I called King Law Offices and requested a consultation and was advised that Mrs. Shaffer was available. Being a Senior Citizen, I was concerned with her experience due to her youthful appearance. I was not disappointed with her abilities and due to her diligence, won my case. Don't let her youthful appearance fool you --- she is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I would call upon her expertise should I ever need legal assistance again in the future."

G.D. Cleveland Co.

"King Law is an excellent office. They picked up my files from my previous attorney’s office, and paralegal Cassie Caldwell made sure all files were complete and closed in a timely manner."

D.M., McDowell Co.

"Thank you! She [Hannah Miller] is really nice and really good at her job and she understands everything I have been though."

S.S.

"As my case has come to a close, I just wanted to express my gratitude for your continuous hard work and diligence…I appreciate all that you and Tiffany have done to see my case through to completion. Although I hope I will never again need legal services, (at least for personal injury, that is,) I look forward to retaining your firm again in the future if the need arises."

J.C., McDowell Co., NC Personal Injury Case
Attorney Taylor Simmons

“Again, I thank you for all you have done and continuing to do! Thanks for having my back and seeing me through this. You have been a blessing. I searched and searched and ran into every wall possible but the recommendation to use you was the best advice I received. I have known the Lord has a plan for me and so far it's been being laid out perfectly”

Review from Rutherford County Family Law Client
Responsible Attorney - Brittany Waters

"Thanks for being there when I needed you most. I am very impressed with the dedication and true caring coming from your law firm."

K.C.

"I have been thoroughly pleased with the staff and my primary attorney. They listen to my concerns and questions and answer them with caring, professional knowledge in a friendly manner and seem to actually care about mine and my children’s well being. I just really like them all and would not hesitate to use your services in the future."

R.H. , Bostic, NC

"I will be using this firm again in the future! I was treated with respect throughout my experience with this firm and never felt intimidated or degraded. I can’t say that for the other attorneys that I had consulted with prior to meeting Brian. Professional, yet caring, these folks become your 'family' when you face obstacles."

C.N.

"I have been very pleased with legal services provided for my business and personal real estate matters! Looking forward to doing more business with King Law. Thank you for all that you do!"

A.K.

“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your legal representation. Cordial, yet professional, a good communicator, diligent and tenacious. All the attributes a client like me hopes for.”

"Frank McFarland is helping with the guardianship issues with my mother. He was very kind and friendly with her and did a great job making her feel at ease…She really took to Frank and it made that part of the day easier than expected."

D.W.

"A big thank you to Brian King, paralegal Jeanne and the entire staff. We got to see our little girl today for the first time in months and all to the hard work and efforts of your office and staff."

"King Law Offices were very effective and professional. John and Lindsey were very good at getting the matter resolved. You all made a bad situation tolerable and I'll be glad to give you all good references."

C.V.

“Thanks for all your great work and advice”

S.L.

“You all have been excellent. I will be returning to you exclusively for my future law firm needs. “

J.M.

"Brian, thanks for all you do for our community. It matters! Our GEM business class group enjoyed your visit and learned so much."

B.Y.

"Just wanted to say thanks for all you did today for Wayne. We don't know the outcome yet, but there could not have been a harder fight from you, Brian. You have restored my faith in attorneys and I would highly recommend you to anyone in need of assistance from an attorney. Yes, it is a plug, but after today, I will be glad to advertise any day for your service."

J.W.