Judge King was appointed to the bench by Governor Mike DeWine in March 2021 as successor to the Honorable H. William Pollitt.
Judge King grew up in Toledo, the son of a truck driver and a waitress. He came to Columbus after high school to attend The Ohio State University. As an undergrad, Judge King both worked full time and attended Ohio State full time, graduating with a degree in History in 1997. He went on to earn his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2000 where he was a Public Service Fellow. Judge King also studied abroad, completing a summer course in comparative constitutional law at Oxford University in England in 1996.
After law school, Judge King served as law clerk to the Honorable Lisa Sadler on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas from 2000 - 2002. He then worked as a civil trial attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl in Columbus before accepting an appointment to serve as Municipal Law Director and Prosecutor for the Village of Granville in 2012. Judge King served in Granville until his appointment to the Franklin County Municipal Court in 2021.
Judge King's wife was born and raised in Clintonville, his son serves as an Air Force pilot, and his stepdaughter is a high school sophomore.