Ms. King grew up in mid-Missouri and received her Bachelor of Arts in History in 1992, from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Ms. King graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1996, and served on the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy while a law student.
Ms. King began her legal career by clerking for the Honorable M. Kay Royse of the Kansas Court of Appeals, for whom she drafted legal memoranda and proposed opinions concerning issues in the many cases that came before the Court of Appeals. In 1998, Ms. King was hired by The Curtis Law Firm, P.C., Kansas City, Missouri. In 2002, the law firm McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan, P.C. hired Ms. King as an associate and, in 2003, Ms. King became a shareholder of the firm.
Ms. King has successfully represented individuals and businesses in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including high-profile cases involving multi-million dollar claims. Ms. King has substantial experience in a wide variety of practice areas including personal injury torts, probate litigation, employment law, and commercial litigation.