Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Your Voice Needs to Be Heard,
Your Rights Need to Be Protected,
Your Future Depends on It.

West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Nellie L. King

Zealous Representation, Thorough Preparation, Personalized Service

The mission of the Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. is to provide zealous representation for individuals when they need it most – when they are facing the vastly resourced and intimidating government through a criminal prosecution or investigation. The defense of a person’s freedom or life is not to be taken lightly. Justice prevails when there are dedicated advocates who are knowledgeable, passionate, and confident about ardently defending the Constitution and the rights of the accused.

As a passionate storyteller, experienced writer, and law school trial competition winner, 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 also include conducting detailed investigations of lay witnesses and officers, challenging laws which are unconstitutional or unfairly applied, and engaging in thorough and painstaking hearing and trial preparation. Attorney Nellie L. King builds a tenacious and compassionate defense for every client.

The firm’s core belief is that each client possesses a unique set of circumstances, experiences, and life history, details which are central to assessing the fundamentals of their case. Attorney King’s goal is to frame a compelling defense around those client-specific circumstances in order to best convey her client’s legal position and to humanize her clients in a system which lacks objectivity, or empathy, for the criminally accused. Attorney Nellie L. King takes a personalized approach to her cases.

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 early-phase representation when evidence is brought forward to the government to persuade the prosecution not to file charges or to file lesser charges; situations to suppress evidence if law enforcement has violated the rights of an accused via an unlawful search or seizure; mitigation work in the areas of mental health or substance abuse issues; and jury trial representation when it is necessary to obtain a result that confirms a client is not guilty of the charges leveled against them.

The firm’s office is centrally located in downtown West Palm Beach, Attorney King also handles cases in various state and federal courts throughout the United States.

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

"She Stands Between One & Life's Cruel Circumstances" - Nancy Mitford
Three Sisters By Artist Trevor Goring

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my Gods, but my Gods eluded me. I sought my sisters, and I found all three. Three civic sisters from 14th century Italy, three sisters of the law each with their unique character and allegorical story to tell. Two are from Florence, the first, headscarf flowing, carries a book of law and scales, the second holds the traditional sword, most untraditionally, as fulcrum with the globe, or affairs of the world, balanced against the hook of trade and commerce. The third sister is from Siena, sword of strength and crown of just rewards in hand, she firmly sets herself to the defense of the law. Sometimes you can hear their three voices in unison: Seek the good, avoid evil. Do good to others, injure no-one and render to all their own.

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)
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Personalized Representation to Protect Your Rights

The firm’s core belief is that each client comes in with a unique set of circumstances. This includes not only the facts of the circumstances that may have resulted in the client’s arrest, but also the client’s history 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 position to the judge or jury. The role of the criminal defense attorney is to obtain the best possible result for her clients, and this often means understanding the clients on as many levels as she can.

Awards & Associations

    • Avvo 10.0
    • Women in Leadership Award: Executive Women of Palm Beach
    • President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award: University of Mary Washington
    • Mary Washington Alumni Board of Directors
    • Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission
    • Leadership Palm Beach County
    • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Florida Bar
    • Mary Washington College
    • The National Trial Lawyers
    • PBACDL
    • Super Lawyers®
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