Donald F. King, Shareholder


Don King’s practice primarily involves representation of debtors, creditors, and committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations, and he also represents other types of debtors and creditors, particularly businesses and institutional lenders, in all phases of the bankruptcy process including workouts. Since 1991, he has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee in Bankruptcy for the Eastern District of Virginia, and he is currently head of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice.

Don has received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for the past eight years. Don was also selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers listing for the past ten consecutive years and in the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers listing for nine years. Recently, he was named among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” in 2012 and 2014.

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Florida International University, 1980
Admitted to Practice
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
Areas of Concentration
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Reorganization
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Creditor Committees
  • Bankruptcy Trustees
Professional Activities
  • Virginia Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
    • Chair, Board of Governors, 1997-1998
    •  Fifth District Disciplinary Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
    • Founder, Director and Past President
  • Fairfax Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-2016 – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
  • 2006-2015 Virginia Super Lawyers  Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • 2007-2015 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2012 and 2014 – Bankruptcy
Community Activities
  • NFL/NCAA Football Referee