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West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Nellie L. King

Zealous Representation – Thorough Preparation – Personalized Service

The mission of the Law Offices of Nellie L. King is to provide zealous representation for individuals when they need it most and are at their most vulnerable – when they are facing criminal investigation or prosecution by a vastly resourced government. Justice prevails when there are dedicated advocates who are knowledgeable, passionate, and confident about ardently defending the Constitution and the rights of the accused.

A nationally known criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for fierce advocacy, persuasive legal writing skills, and her knowledge, passion, and poise before juries, Attorney Nellie L. King utilizes these winning defense components for clients in courtrooms throughout Florida and the United States. Attorney King’s zealous defense strategies include conducting detailed investigations of lay witnesses and officers, challenging laws which are unconstitutional, and engaging in thorough and painstaking hearing, trial, and appellate preparation. Attorney Nellie L. King builds a tenacious and compassionate defense for every client, leaving no stone unturned.

Attorney King’s goal is to frame a compelling defense around facts and client-specific circumstances in order to best convey her client’s legal position and to humanize her clients in a system which lacks objectivity, empathy, and - sometimes - common sense. Attorney Nellie L. King fights with a personalized approach to her cases and her clients.

Law Offices of Nellie L. King

Why Choose Us?

See What Sets Us Apart
  • Award-Winning Trial Lawyer
  • Nearly 25 Years of Legal Experience
  • Personalized Approach to Handling Cases
  • Well-Respected in the Legal Community
  • Tenacious, Compassionate, & Aggressive
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How the Firm Can Defend Your Case

The Firm offers legal counsel in numerous scenarios, including:

  • Aggressive, thorough, and persuasive jury trial representation with a focus on targeted cross examinations and oratory techniques designed, in the words of one former client, "to move jurors to justice"
  • Early-phase representation when evidence is brought forward to the Government which persuades the prosecution not to file charges, to dismiss charges, or to file lesser charges
  • Complex investigations which can break open a case when law enforcement has it wrong, including white collar cases, sexual abuse defense, homicides, law enforcement overreach and internal affairs cases, public records litigation under Chapter 119 (Florida's "Sunshine Law"), and conspiracy cases
  • Motions to suppress evidence when law enforcement violates the rights of an accused via an unlawful search or seizure, entrapment, or other law enforcement misconduct
  • Motions challenging laws in Florida which are unconstitutional, inequitably applied, or result in draconian and unjust sentences
  • Resourceful use of expert witnesses when cases require an in-depth analysis of a complicated forensic case component such as psychology/psychiatry, firearms, DNA, fingerprints, false confessions, accident reconstruction, and child interview taint
  • Mitigation work in the areas of mental health, family dysfunction, or substance abuse issues
  • Appellate representation premised on persuasive writing skills, a strong command of State and Federal law, and a creative, artful analysis of the issues
  • Post-conviction representation via Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850, or Federal Habeas Corpus petitions, when initial trial counsel failed to provide effective assistance of counsel and a client has ended appellate relief options
  • Records sealing, expungement and reputation management when one past mistake irreparably threatens a person's future

The Firm’s offices are centrally located in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. Attorney Nellie L. King also handles criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States and presents on criminal defense, constitutional matters, and justice issues to audiences throughout the country.

For more information, contact the Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. by submitting an online form here or by phoning (561) 220-2377 for a consultation today.

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Client Reviews

See What People Are Saying About Us
  • Attorney King was my voice in the courtroom.

    “Her knowledge of the law, her courage while aggressively fighting for me, belief in my innocence and the ability to communicate with the jury were priceless in ensuring my freedom.”

    - V.C., Former Client
  • Top-notch, caring, and highly respected.

    “Nellie represented our son fiercely in her trademark "pit bull" style and won a landmark case in our county. Top-notch, caring, and highly respected are the qualities that come to mind when I think of Nellie King.”

    - Brenda Benson
  • Ms. King truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases.

    “Between her knowledge, hard work, and respect she is able to get her clients the best possible outcome in their cases. Ms. King is very knowledgeable in criminal law, she is hardworking and caring.”

    - W.G.
  • Nellie brings power and grace. She is the velvet hammer.

    “Sharp, tenacious, passionate, and totally committed to securing justice, Nellie King advocates tirelessly for her clients. Your case becomes her case.”

    - Leigh D. Hagan (Ph.D. Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist)
  • She is a true leader and one of the fiercest advocates in the legal profession.

    “Attorney Nellie King is absolutely unstoppable in the courtroom. Her skill and technique are matched only by her will and her drive. She is not afraid to zealously defend her clients and never shies away from protecting their constitutional rights.”

    - Jessica Yeary (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer & Public Defender Elect, Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit)
  • Nellie is a DEFENDER!

    “Her concern for the turmoil of the client’s life, and its impact on their family, imbue every strategic decision she makes.”

    - Joe Guastaferro (Nationally Recognized Trial Consultant and Jury Selection Specialist)
  • A top-notch fighter who will protect their legal rights.

    “Nellie is one of the most dogged, detailed, dedicated, and skilled advocates that I've had the pleasure of working with in my 30-year career. Prosecutors undoubtedly cringe upon her entry into the case.”

    - Charles Mittelstadt (Criminal Defense Investigator)

Personalized Representation to Protect Your Rights

The Firm’s core belief is that each client comes to us with a unique set of circumstances. This includes not only the facts and circumstances that resulted in the client’s arrest, but also the client’s history, values system, and experiences. Attorney Nellie L. King believes that knowing who her client is before she walks into the courtroom is key to representing the client’s legal position to the judge or jury. By thoroughly understanding what brought her clients to her counsel, attorney Nellie L. King stands steadfast and prepared in pursuit of justice.

Awards & Associations

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    • The Washington Post
    • The New York Times
    • CBS
    • The Miami Herald
    • FOX
    • Sun Sentinal
    • NBC
    • PEOPLE
    • BuzzFeed
    • Huffington Post
    • The Palm Beach Post
    • Daily Beast
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