A founding member of Dewsnup, King & Olsen and among the firm’s most active trial lawyers, Colin King has obtained several of Utah's largest and most significant jury verdicts in product liability and other complex tort cases, including the first eight-figure tort verdict in the state's history.
In addition to many multimillion-dollar settlements in personal injury and death cases, he has obtained major judgments in jury trials on behalf of the plaintiffs in three medical malpractice cases within a 15-month period along with a multi-million dollar verdict by jury in a wrongful death case resulting from a truck accident. His practice also extends to personal injury and wrongful death cases in the fields of product liability, workplace injury, civil rights, and motor vehicle accidents.
He is widely respected among his peers nationally as a trial lawyer. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization described by The Washington Post as “a select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers.” Membership is determined through a rigorous invitation-only process, in which experience, reputation, judicial references, and peer evaluations are reviewed and assessed. Mr. King also is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), a select invitation-only group of trial lawyers world-wide, limited to 500 in the United States and similarly of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), also an invitation-only group of trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.
A widely sought lecturer in Utah and elsewhere in the nation on the latest developments in tort law and trial strategies and tactics, he is a member and former Utah chapter president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national trial lawyer organization exclusively comprising trial lawyers with significant jury trial experience. He has been regularly selected by his peers as a member of The Best Lawyers in America in personal injury law since 1993 in plaintiffs' medical malpractice and product liability.
A native Utahn who grew up herding cattle on his grandfather’s ranch in the southern part of the state, Mr. King is admitted to practice in Utah as well as Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. He is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. A member and a past president of the Utah Association for Justice, he also is a member of the Utah State Bar; the Salt Lake County Bar Association; the Federal Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.