Attorney J. Brian King is an experienced corporate and business lawyer. His practice is focused on business transactions and advising business owners. Mr. King assists clients with business planning, company formations, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and raising capital through private securities offerings and other means. Mr. King's extensive commercial litigation experience gives him a unique and invaluable perspective when drafting and evaluating important agreements.

Mr. King is located in Augusta and Atlanta, GA, and represents clients throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Mr. King recently served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President to two growing companies in Augusta. Before that, he was a partner for 10 years at his own law firm in Augusta, and represented hundreds of business owners and lots of corporate executives.

Prior to moving to Georgia, Mr. King worked for prominent law firms in Washington, DC, where he specialized in complex business litigation, including antitrust, securities, and other types of corporate litigation. He also handled several appellate matters. While in law school, he served as law clerk for Chief Justice Robert Benham of the Georgia Supreme Court and for Judge Jeffrey Bagley in the State Court of Forsyth County. He also interned with BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Richard Schell in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. During his federal clerkship, Mr. King served as a clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit when Judge Schell was chosen to preside by designation on that court.

In his spare time, Mr. King enjoys investing, working out, target shooting, and spending time with his family.

Corporate and Business

Clemson University, B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 1997 

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2000 

The State Political Processes Theory of the Eleventh Amendment, 19 Rev. Litig. 355 (2000), a journal of the University of Texas School of Law

Jurisprudential Analysis of Justiciability Under Article III, 10 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 217 (2001) 

Bar Admissions 


South Carolina

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,

All Georgia Courts

All South Carolina Courts

All District of Columbia Courts 

Professional and Community Involvement 

American Bar Association 

Business Law Section 

  • Business and Corporate Litigation Committee  
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation Sub-Committee 
  • Appellate Litigation Sub-Committee 
  • Class and Derivative Actions Sub-Committee 
  • Securities Litigation Sub-Committee 
  • Director and Officer Liability Committee 
  • Federal Regulation of Securities Committee  
  • Civil Litigation and SEC Enforcement Matters Sub-Committee 
  • LLC’s, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee  
  • Limited Liability Companies Sub-Committee 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Committee  
  • M & A Jurisprudence Sub-Committee 

Litigation Section

  • Appellate Practice Committee 
  • Commercial and Business Litigation Committee 

Georgia Bar Association

Business Law Section 

Appellate Practice Section 

South Carolina Bar Association 

Augusta Bar Association 

Clemson Alumni Lawyers Society 

Civic Organizations 

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Finance Committee 

Columbia County Chamber Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors 

Leadership Columbia County Class of 2015, Graduate 

North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Finance Committee 

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Member 

Business Roundtable Luncheon Series, Business Leader 

Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Board of Directors 

Advisory Council for Sarahcare of Evans to Locks, Advisor 

Warren Baptist Church, Member