Qualification(s): JD, BA (Hons)
Michael King is an associate lawyer in our costs law team in our Melbourne office. As a costs lawyer Michael plays an important role in the claims process. He works to ensure that defendants, who have caused our clients to suffer, pay their fair share of our clients' legal costs.
Before becoming a costs lawyer, Michael worked as a criminal and civil litigation lawyer. His experience during that time – assisting vulnerable clients in often the hardest time of their lives – gives him great perspective in his current role.
"Our clients come to us at one of the worst times of their lives—dealing with the financial, practical and emotional consequences of suffering from injury and disability. Most of these clients have no previous experience with the legal system. I get great satisfaction from knowing that every day I am doing my part to ensure that defendants and their insurers pay their fair share of our clients' legal costs."
Michael is an empathetic and tenacious lawyer with strengths in advocacy, negotiation and providing legal advice. He is motivated by a sense of compassion for his clients and the difficult circumstances they face.
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Australian Lawyers Alliance.