For over thirty years, Bob has practiced a mixture of litigation and environmental law.  Specific information as to each area can be found by clicking on their respective tab above.

Bob has been honored by being elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Bob serves as Brooks Pierce’s General Counsel and previously served as the Chair of the Firm’s Associates Committee.

Extensive community involvement includes serving as an Elder at Fellowship Presbyterian Church and serving multiple terms as the Chair and President of the Presbyterian Counseling Center, in addition to service on other boards and direct volunteer work.

Since 1987, Bob has been married to Julie Davis (Duke (BA 1982); Wake Forest (JD 1986)).  Julie and Bob are blessed with children who, coincidentally, are two of the best people who have ever existed:  Rhyne (Duke (BA 2014); currently PhD candidate at the University of Chicago) and Grace (UNCA BS 2017); currently an ABSN student at WCU).

Bob has extensive litigation experience- including numerous trials- in federal court, state Superior Court, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.  Areas of substantial experience include corporate/shareholder disputes, wrongful death actions (representing both plaintiffs and defendants), enforcement of restrictive covenants, toxic tort, employment disputes, breach of contract actions, and eminent domain.  Bob serves are outside counsel for major insurance marketing organizations, one of the oldest furniture companies in North Carolina, one of the state’s major mining companies, a large transportation and logistics company, and the only RCRA (TSD) operator in the Triad.

Notable cases and experiences (with some examples linked) include the following:

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Bob has represented businesses, individuals, and governmental bodies throughout the United States in a broad variety of environmental matters, including Superfund and other inactive hazardous waste sites, RCRA, UST, toxic tort, groundwater contamination, and Clean Air Act matters. 

Unlike most environmental law practitioners, Bob has extensive experience litigating environmental disputes, appearing in state and federal court as well as in administrative proceedings. 

Bob also regularly advises both buyers and sellers regarding how environmental conditions and laws affect the use and value of property. 

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Recognized as a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation for General Commercial (2019)

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law (2007-2019)

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law (2007-2020)

Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s "Legal Elite" in Environmental Law (2006-2008, 2013-2014) and Litigation (2012-2014)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Environmental Law (2008-2019)

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition  for Environmental Law (2015)

Past Member, North Carolina State Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers

Past Member, Trial Lawyer's Legal Ethics and Professionalism Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers

Past Director, Greensboro Bar Association

Elder, Fellowship Presbyterian Church

Past Member, Board of Directors, Greensboro Historical Museum

Former Trustee, Greensboro Natural Science Center

Former Member, Environmental Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association

Former Member, Appellate Rules Committee, North Carolina Bar Association

Former Chair and Board Member, Presbyterian Counseling Center

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Speaking Engagements

September 13, 2011

Greensboro Lawyers and the Rights of State Citizenship

Brooks Pierce partner Bob King will present "The Public Education Clause in the Courts Today - The Reach of the 19th Century into the 21st" at the symposium and continuing legal education seminar on October 19 at the Greensboro Historical Museum. For detailed information on the event and how to...Read more

Recognitions

The 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 55 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Nine Brooks Pierce practice areas and 18 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in North...(read more)
Forty-four Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Brooks Pierce has been named a “Highly Recommended” law firm for general litigation and “...(read more)
The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 55 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Seven Brooks Pierce practice areas and 21 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in...(read more)
Thirty-eight Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
Brooks Pierce has been named a “Highly Recommended” law firm in North Carolina in the 2018 edition...(read more)
The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 54 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Thirty-eight Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
Brooks Pierce has been named a “Highly Recommended” law firm in North Carolina in the 2017 edition...(read more)
The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 50 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
17 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2016 law firm guide Six Brooks Pierce...(read more)
Benchmark Litigation, a trusted independent research organization, named Brooks Pierce the 2016 "...(read more)
Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Brooks Pierce has been named a “ Highly Recommended ” law firm in North Carolina in the 2016...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015...(read more)
The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 48 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
13 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2015 law firm guide (Greensboro, N.C.)...(read more)
Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014...(read more)
Brooks Pierce has been named a “Highly Recommended” law firm in North Carolina in the 2015 edition...(read more)
The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 46 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Seven Brooks Pierce practice areas and 14 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the “Legal Elite,” lawyers throughout the state...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 39 lawyers, representing 46% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 46 lawyers were...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2013 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the "Legal Elite," lawyers throughout the state...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 45 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers, representing 43% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2011 edition of Chambers...(read more)
The Best Lawyers in America Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2009 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Three attorneys recognized in "Top 100" North Carolina Super Lawyers Brooks Pierce is pleased to...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased...(read more)

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