Michael B. King Bio, August 2011 (Short form) (For CLE Program brochures) Michael King is a principal of Carney Badley Spellman, in Seattle, Washington. For over 20 years his practice has focused exclusively on appellate litigation. Mr. King has argued over 100 cases to full merits panels, and has represented clients before the Alaska, California, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington Supreme Courts, the Second, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, all divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. King is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a founding member and past president of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association. He is a past member of the Steering Committee of the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers, and a past chair of the Chicago-based Defense Research Institute’s Appellate Advocacy Committee. He has chaired and spoken at appellate law conferences around the country, and has written and co-authored numerous papers on a wide variety of appellate practice subjects.