King Fifer | Mediator – Arbitrator

Former Judge T. King Fifer presided over Dallas County Court at Law No. 2 from January 2007 until January 2018. He oversaw more than 300 jury trials, some resulting in multi-million-dollar verdicts, and more than a thousand bench trials. He was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Dallas chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2009 and consistently received high ratings from attorneys appearing in his court.

As judge, King supervised the resolution of disputes arising in the real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, computer technology, construction, retail sales, and insurance industries. He presided over many trials involving complex business litigation matters, including breach of contract, professional malpractice, fraud, partnership dissolution, violations of fiduciary duties, breach of non-compete covenants, theft of trade secrets, and employment-related issues.

King obtained special certification in Civil Law from the Texas College for Judicial Studies. He is a frequent speaker at attorney CLE programs and has served on the Curriculum Committee of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. He also has served as Local Administrative County Judge of Dallas County, Presiding Judge of the Dallas County Courts at Law, and a member of the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors (2013). King received the 2017 Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center Leadership & Excellence Award for his vision, leadership and support of the Dallas County ADR program and the overall mediation community.

Prior to taking the bench, King had an active state and federal trial practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury litigation ranging from simple negligence to medical malpractice and complex product liability matters. He also has considerable experience representing design professionals, including architects and engineers, and other individuals involved in construction litigation.

King has been a State Bar of Texas member since 1993. Other memberships include the United States District Court bars for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association. He is a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, a Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow, a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Life Fellow, and a member of the Mac Taylor American Inn of Court.

King and his wife Amy, also an attorney, have two teenage sons. They are active members of First United Methodist Church in downtown Dallas. King is a devoted fan of the Texas Rangers, state and national parks, and good Americana music, which his sons erroneously label Dad Rock.

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