BDKBRIAN D. KING
Associate
Farmington Hills, MI
P: 248.324.2620
F: 248.324.2610
bdking@kopkalaw.com

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Brian D. King is an associate in the firm’s Farmington Hills, Michigan office. He represents clients in all aspects of commercial and insurance litigation, specializing in transportation, Michigan No-Fault, and premises liability cases. He has successfully represented his clients in a broad variety of complex litigation matters at both the trial court and appellate level. Brian also utilizes a comprehensive understanding of Michigan appellate practice and procedure to counsel clients through the appellate process.

Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree from Saginaw Valley State University, where he graduated with highest honors. He was a scholarship athlete at Saginaw Valley, competing for the Men’s Golf Team. Brian continued his studies at Wayne State University Law School. While attending law school he served internships with judges from the United States District Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Brian was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 2014.

Away from the office, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He continues to compete in amateur golf competitions sanctioned by the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) and Michigan Publinx Association.

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brian successfully obtained summary disposition for a client in a multi-plaintiff Michigan No-Fault case. The plaintiffs filed suit seeking payment of first-party personal protection insurance (PIP) and uninsured motorist benefits. Brian was able to prove, through deposition testimony, that three of the four plaintiffs had falsified their claim for replacement services. Brian argued that the policy at issue was voided by the insured’s fraud, pursuant to the policy’s fraud exclusion and the holding of Bahri v IDS Prop Cas Ins Co. The court agreed and dismissed the insured’s claims in their entirety.
  • Brian successfully obtained summary disposition for his client, a retail merchant, who had been sued by the consumer under theories of products liability for injuries allegedly arising out of the sale of a cross-bow. Through deposition testimony, Brian was able to establish a number of statutory defenses that applied to the case. The circuit court agreed with the arguments and dismissed the claims in their entirety.

ADMISSIONS

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

MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
Shamrock Bar Association (Detroit Catholic Central High School)

EDUCATION

Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
Saginaw Valley State University, B.A. summa cum laude