Firm Overview

When facing a legal issue, you need an experienced attorney 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 an attorney so the can receive support from a legal professional.

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 get a well-organized team with well defined client service processes who utilize excellent defense strategies in the courtroom and who are capable of visioning 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 are free of charge.

We encourage you to ask past clients and local community folks about our reputation. 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.


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
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
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
T Brandon Jaynes

| Partner

Attorney Brandon Jaynes is a partner with King Law, currently practicing in many areas, including family law, civil litigation, courtroom defense, and estate planning. Brandon received a Bachelors of Computer Science and a Bachelors of Mathematics from Gardner-Webb University in 2003 where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Gardner-Webb, Brandon was President of both (more...) Bio
Stephen Fernando

| Associate

Attorney Stephen Fernando is an associate with King Law. Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Philosophy from the University of Scranton along with minors in Spanish and Biology and a concentration in Latin American Studies. Stephen then graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During law school, he worked (more...) Bio
Maggie Jaynes

| Associate

Attorney Maggie Jaynes is an associate at King Law, currently practicing in several areas of the law, including Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, and Workers Compensation. She works throughout the State of North Carolina for these actions. Maggie received a Bachelors of Anthropology and Bachelors of Spanish from Minnesota State University in 1998 and a Masters (more...) Bio
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
Anna Kegley

| Associate

Attorney Anna Kegley is an associate with King Law. She works primarily from her hometown in our Rutherfordton, North Carolina office, practicing in several areas of law. Anna received her  Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She graduated cum laude from Charlotte School of Law (more...) Bio
Frank McFarland

| 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
(828) 652-3334
Hannah Miller

| Associate

Attorney Hannah Miller is an associate attorney with 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, and estate planning. In 2007, Hannah graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with (more...) Bio
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Brittany Shaffer

| 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
Joseph Sunderhaus

| Associate

Attorney Joseph Sunderhaus is an associate with King Law where he serves clients from the Gastonia, North Carolina and Shelby, North Carolina locations.  His areas of practice include estate planning, civil litigation, criminal law and family law along with other legal services. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in (more...) Bio
Isabel Carson

| Associate

Isabel Carson is an Associate attorney with King Law. She currently works out of the firm’s Polk County office, but seeks to serve individuals, businesses, and communities across greater western North Carolina. Isabel hails from Amelia Court House, a rural town in south central Virginia. She moved to the mountains of western North Carolina to (more...) Bio
Kathryn Herndon

| Associate

Attorney Kathryn Herndon attended Meredith College.  She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Law and Justice. From there, Ms. Herndon attended the Charlotte School of Law where she studied abroad at Oxford University in England for the summer. Katie graduated with her Juris Doctor degree cum (more...) Bio
Ashley Hyman

| Associate

Ashley Hyman is an Associate attorney with King Law. She currently works out of the firm’s Gatson and Mecklenburg offices. 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, (more...) Bio
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
Heather Burdette

| Associate

Attorney Heather Burdette is an associate with King Law. She works primarily from the Rutherfordton, North Carolina location. Mrs. Burdette received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Law from Western Carolina University. While attending Western Carolina, Heather served as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Fraternity Relations for Alpha Chi Omega (more...) Bio
(828) 286-3332
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
(864) 377-3355
Kassia Walker

| Associate

Kassia Walker is an associate attorney at King Law.  Kassia grew up in Shelby, North Carolina  and attended Kings Mountain High School. She is now working primarily from our Polk County office. Kassia graduated cum laude from University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics and a minor (more...) Bio
(828) 894-0545
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
(828) 286-3332
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
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
Mandy Ritchotte

| Legal Assistant

Mandy Ritchotte is a legal assistant at King Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has more than ten years experience assisting attorneys in matters involving Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation and Corporate law. Mandy serves as a legal assistant for Maggie Jaynes at our office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mandy received her Bachelor’s Degree (more...) Bio
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
(828) 286-3332
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
Jeanne Unangst

| Legal Assistant

Jeanne Unangst works for King Law as a legal assistant to Brandon Jaynes, Maggie Jaynes and 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, (more...) Bio
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
(704) 466-3331
Miranda Scism

| Client Services Representative

Miranda joined King Law in January of 2016 as a Client Services Representative. She works closely with our staff to provide client support and general office operations. She holds a degree in Criminology from North Carolina State University and has over 5 years of experience in the customer service field. Miranda enjoys reading, baking, and (more...) Bio
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
(828) 270-7788
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

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.


“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."


"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."


"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!"


“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."


"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."


“Thanks for all your great work and advice”


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