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 cities of El Segundo and Bellflower.

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: