8767 E. Via de Commercio,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
George H. King
Arizona litigation attorney George King represents Phoenix and Arizona businesses in commercial, intellectual property and environmental litigation.
Recent results for George's clients include the following:
Recovered the entire principal ($267,500) plus 18% interest and the vast majority of the excavation contractor’s
attorneys’ fees and costs in a lawsuit against a developer who refused to pay
for construction work about which there were no complaints.
On appeal reversed a trial court’s decision
against a developer for a multi-million dollar deficiency judgment and
negotiated a substantially more favorable outcome for the developer after
the appeal (see MidFirst Bank v. Chase in "Published Decisions"
Obtained a substantial payment for an architect
and contractor on work, for a homeowners association, that had gone unpaid
Used satellite photos to establish that an asphalt
contractor had lien priority over the lender, thereby securing a substantial
payment for the contractor.
Negotiated a walk-away dismissal of an action
filed against an architect for alleged professional malpractice.
In litigation involving Arizona anti-deficiency
statutes, defeated a lender’s claim for a deficiency on an unoccupied home
and obtained a full award of attorneys’ fees (over $29,000) against the
In a suit filed by a lender for a deficiency after
a trustee’s sale of a home, defeated the lender’s attempt to hold a mortgage
broker liable for the deficiency, as the lender made a full-credit bid at the sale.
ING Bank, FSB v. Mata,
2009 WL 4672797 (D. Ariz. 2009)
Resolved a number of trademark disputes short of
Obtained punitive damages against an individual
who repeatedly defamed a small business and its owners.
Successfully defended charter school in lease
dispute concerning payment of property taxes, and obtained a full attorneys’
fees award against the landlord of over $40,000.
Defeated a lender’s attempt in bankruptcy court
to force a quick sale of undeveloped property near Flagstaff; property
ultimately sold for nearly double the lender’s appraised value.
Resolved contract dispute on behalf of a local
nutritional supplement manufacturer concerning labeling issues.
Represented mining companies in complex
environmental case involving extensive groundwater pollution.
Intellectual Property Litigation
AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
Super Lawyers, 2017
State Bar of
Arizona: Intellectual Property Section; Secretary, Civil Practice and Procedure
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Arizona
Center for Disability Law
MidFirst Bank v. Chase, 230 Ariz. 366, 284 P.3d 877 (App. 2012)
Cain v. Horne, 220 Ariz. 77, 202
P.3d 1178 (2009)
City of Phoenix v. Mori, 182
Ariz. 612, 898 P.2d 990 (App. 1995)
J.D., cum laude, Arizona State
M.S., Arizona State University, 1991
B.S., summa cum laude, Arizona
State University, 1984
All Arizona Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office