“I love the challenge of finding solutions to complicated problems.”
Scott R. King is one of the founding partners of Jacobs & King. Prior to the firm’s inception, he was a partner with Slater & King and brings 18 years experience in general litigation, with a strong focus on commercial litigation. A large part of Mr. King’s practice focuses on representing automobile finance companies and automobile dealers in the State of Georgia, both in litigation matters and in regulatory compliance. In that regard, Mr. King helped draft legislation designed to prohibit “curbstoning” (the unauthorized sale of vehicles by unlicensed individuals often resulting in customers being defrauded) which was ultimately enacted into law by the Georgia Legislature. Mr. King’s clients have included the Georgia Independent Automobile Dealer’s Association, Auto Finance and Nicholas Financial, Inc., as well as hundreds of other companies, ranging from sole proprietorships to entities with hundreds of employees. Mr. King also has significant experience in estate litigation, representing beneficiaries, estate representatives and estates.
Mr. King has also represented clients in numerous high-profile criminal cases, including the defense of Tonya Craft, a kindergarten teacher whose case drew intense national media attention, after she was falsely accused of child abuse. In that case, Mr. King earned an acquittal of all 22 counts against his client and Mr. King was later successful in helping her regain custody of her own children. His interview with Larry King about the case can be seen in this video (the interview begins at approximately the 4 minute 20 second mark). He is particularly fond of the courtroom aspect of his job, saying “I love the challenge of finding solutions to complicated problems.”
Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Georgia Court of Appeals. In addition, he serves as a Fee Arbitrator for the State Bar of Georgia.
Originally from Atlanta, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992, graduating cum laude from the University of Florida. Scott was an active member of the Florida Historical Society, the History Honor Society and Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. This was followed by a Juris Doctor degree, also cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 1995.
He now lives in Dunwoody, GA, with his wife, Marilou, and their young son. Scott contributes to volunteer projects in his community and has previously served as a volunteer lawyer for the Gwinnett County Battered Women’s shelter. Apart from his many professional, community and family responsibilities, Scott has a special love for all things sports-related and, particularly, college football.