Judge King was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Michigan in May 1996. He worked as an attorney for the
Misdemeanor Defenderís Office, an Associate Attorney for Bell &
Gardner, P.C., and then later maintained his own general
practice firm before accepting a position as an Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney with the Wayne County Prosecutorís Office
in 1998. In the seven years employed with the Wayne County
Prosecutorís Office, he was assigned to the Trial Division as a
Principal/Special Assignment Attorney; the Homicide Unit; the
Community Prosecution Unit; the Research, Training & Appeals
Division; and the Forfeiture Unit.
In 2004, Judge King accepted a position with the Department of
Wayne County Executive as an Executive Administrator in the
Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility, where he reviewed
policy and procedure, as well as investigated allegations of
abuse and misconduct by employees on residents. He also chaired
and co-chaired special projects initiated by the County
In addition to fulfilling his responsibilities as judge in one
of the busiest courts in the nation, Judge King enjoys mentoring
children and young adults. He is actively involved in Big
Brothers Big Sisters and mentors a young boy. Judge King is also
an Adjunct Professor at Henry Ford Community College where he
teaches Political Science.
Judge King has membership in many civic organizations including
the State Bar of Michigan; the Association of Black Judges of
Michigan; the Michigan District Court Judges Association; the
Wolverine Bar Association; and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar
Association, to name a few.
Judge King is a member of the International Gospel Center under
the Pastoral leadership of Pastor Marvin N. Miles. He resides
in Detroit with his wife, Tracy, and two sons, Kenneth and Kyle.