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Julian Burns King

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Julian Burns King graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and previously practiced at some of the country’s biggest litigation firms. At her prior firms, Ms. King’s advocacy helped her clients recover over $750 million in high-stakes commercial cases and class actions.

Ms. King focuses her practice on asserting the rights of working parents and those facing discrimination or harassment in the workforce. As a former attorney at big corporate law firms, she is intimately familiar with the challenges facing women at work and has experienced discrimination and harassment firsthand. These experiences led her to devote her professional life to representing workers who are harassed, demoted, suspended, or fired for resisting gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment. For this work, she has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers every year since co-founding the Firm in 2018, an honor extended to no more than 3% of lawyers under 40 statewide.

Ms. King has also represented dozens of plaintiffs wronged by government actors. She obtained a confidential six-figure settlement on behalf of an inmate who alleged that other inmates assaulted him with the encouragement of correctional officers. Ms. King also represented low-income residents in a suit against the City of Costa Mesa, winning a petition for writ of mandate requiring the City to comply with state affordable housing laws and obtaining monetary damages for the injured plaintiffs. She has also represented clients in Title IX cases alleging that school districts failed to comply with federal law regarding assault prevention and reporting. She has been honored for her public interest work by the Western Center for Law and Poverty and the State Bar of California.

Before attending Wellesley College, Ms. King represented the United States as a member of the national figure skating team. She is the mother of a toddler who often participates in firm events, photobombs Zoom calls, and was the indisputable star of the firm’s photo session. In her free time, Ms. King enjoys skiing, cooking for friends and family, and reading biographies of famous feminists and labor activists.

Ms. King is licensed to practice in California and New York.

Education

  • Harvard Law School
    • J.D., cum laude
    • Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Line Editor, Submissions Committee
  • Wellesley College
    • B.A., cum laude, English & Philosophy
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • President, Wellesley Debate Society

Activities & Affiliations

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2021
  • Western Center for Law and Poverty, "Fair Shakes" honoree
  • Los Angeles Center for Community Law & Action, Board Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
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    We go toe-to-toe with employers to get you the compensation you deserve.

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    All consultations are 100% free. Not sure you have a case? That's fine. We're happy to learn more about your situation and point you in the right direction.

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    We understand that our clients trust us with their most personal and critical legal issues. We do not take this responsibility lightly. You are not just a number to us.

  • We Are Passionate About What We Do

    We started King & Siegel because we believe that the same aggressive, skilled, and passionate litigation tactics we learned at big firms could and should be available to workers and consumers in their most critical legal moments—when you are harassed, assaulted, demoted, fired, defrauded, or exploited by the institutions you rely on.

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