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Practice Areas

Guardianship, Estates and Trusts, Fiduciary Litigation, Elder Law

Direct Dial:
410.697.1368

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Practice

Mr. King focuses his practice on representing parties in fiduciary matters such as guardianships and probate or trust litigation. He routinely serves as court-appointed guardian, personal representative and trustee and has testified as an expert witness in guardianship matters.

Education

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Philosophy, Salisbury University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Tax Court

Biography

Mr. King is a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Maryland and District of Columbia state and federal courts (including the United States Supreme Court), and before the United States Tax Court. He has served as counsel and as guardian, trustee or personal representative in estates, trusts and guardianships all over Maryland. Mr. King focuses his practice on guardianship, estate and trust administration and litigation, and estate planning and elder law issues.

Mr. King brings a unique perspective to the estates and trust practice, advising clients on protecting their businesses, using premarital agreements to protect inheritances for children from a prior marriage, as well as intellectual property and digital assets (including online account information and internet identities) as a comprehensive part of the planning and administration process.

Representative Cases and Litigation

Barrett has represented interested persons and the alleged disabled or minor child in guardianship proceedings; he has represented trustees, heirs, beneficiaries, and the wrongfully disinherited in estate and trust litigation with disputed issues involving financial mismanagement, lack of mental capacity, undue influence, fraud, and forgery. In addition, Barrett has assisted plaintiffs in personal injury actions, businesses involved in litigation claims, landlords and tenants in commercial and residential real estate disputes, individuals and families in estate and trust planning, and parents of children with special needs seeking to preserve assets via special needs trusts.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Barrett R. King is the President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing direct legal services in several counties in Maryland. He also sits on, and is the immediate past chair of, the organization's Judicial Selections Committee.

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • Estate Administration From Start to Finish, NBI Seminar Faculty, March 2016

  • Estate Planning from A to Z, NBI Seminar Faculty, December 2015

  • Probate Boot Camp, NBI Seminar Faculty, May 2014

  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2014

  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: What You Need to Know Now, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2013

  • Starting A Successful Business, SCORE Baltimore, 2010

Previous Work

  • Elville & Associates, P.C., 2010-2016

  • Walsh & Company, P.A., 2008-2010

  • Citigroup Realty Services, 2006-2008