Loyola Law School
J.D., Class of 2007
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Class of 2002
California State Bar, 2007
Central District of California, 2007
David H. King
David H. King has spent his entire legal career representing public agencies. He is currently an Assistant City Attorney for the City of El Segundo, and Deputy City Attorney for the city of Monterey Park.
Mr. King previously served as the Assistant City Attorney for the cities of La Habra Heights, Lomita and Rolling Hills (2013-2014) and was a Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, and Pomona (2007-2013); he was also an Assistant City Attorney for the city of Port Hueneme (2014-2017). Before joining HLG, Mr. King was a member of Jenkins & Hogin, LLP (2013-2014) and Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin (2007-2013). Mr. King also interned in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office (2005).
Mr. King works closely with governmental agencies, officials, and staff members, and has counseled officials and staff members on matters including the California Public Records Act, California Election Law, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In addition, Mr. King's litigation experience includes cases involving writs of mandate, the Workplace Violence Safety Act, breach of contract, the Ralph M. Brown Act, conflicts of interest, and Anti-SLAPP. Mr. King has successfully handled three bench trials and defended two of those decisions in the Court of Appeal. Furthermore, Mr. King works with law enforcement officials and advocates in court, on behalf of the firm's city clients, to ensure compliance with city municipal codes.
While in law school, Mr. King was elected as the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review and he was a published author. Mr. King also volunteered at Loyola's Center For Conflict Resolution, helping to resolve disputes as a trained student mediator.
David King’s service activities, publications and speaking engagements include the following:
- Member, Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Public Law Section (2013-2016)
- League of California Cities, Municipal Law Handbook Committee, Member (2012-2013, 2014-2015)
- "Responding to Subpoenas and Public Records Requests," CLEARS Training, December 3, 2014
- Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School (2013-present)
- Adjunct Professor, Western State School of Law (Spring 2015)
- ”When Government Cover-Ups are a Good Thing: Preventing Exposure of Your Agency's Decisionmaking Via the Deliberative Process Privilege,” Pub. L.J. (Summer 2014)
- ”Protecting Employees -- A Guide to the Workplace Violence Safety Act" (Presentation to the Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association, April 15, 2014)
- ”Addressing Violence and Credible Threats of Violence in the Workplace: A Guide to the Workplace Violence Safety Act” (League of California Cities webinar, February 26, 2014)
- “The Workplace Violence Safety Act: Protecting Your Agency’s Most Valuable Resource,” Pub. L.J. (Spring 2013)
- Attorney Advisor, YMCA National Judicial Program (2012-2015)
- "The Changing Legal Landscape of Local Taxes and Fees" (Presentation to the San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, May 9, 2012)
- "If I Had a Dollar for Every Public Records Act Request! - Navigating the Waters of the Public Records Act" (Presentation to the Southern California City Clerks Association General Membership Meeting, March 24, 2011)
- Chen v. Secretary of State: Expanding the Residency Rights of Non-Nationals in the European Community, 29 Loy. L.A. Int. & Comp. L. Rev. 291 (2007)