Todd A. King

Todd A. King: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Todd King is relied upon to defend some of the firm’s most serious cases, primarily involving the areas of transportation and trucking, product liability, and premises liability. He has experience defending cases involving fatalities, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, and other permanent injuries. Todd frequently responds for the firm to accident scenes where immediate and critical response is required. Whether the client’s strategy is to litigate through trial, pursue dismissal, or efficiently resolve a case, Todd has earned a reputation for delivering an effective and aggressive defense.

A partner in the firm’s Charlotte office, Todd’s 16 years of experience and numerous jury trials allow him to represent clients in a variety of practice areas. He was recently named a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers .

Todd attended both college and law school at Wake Forest University. He played on Wake Forest’s soccer team in college, and still enjoys coaching his kids’ youth soccer teams.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

•How Tight is North Carolina’s ‘Sealed Container’ Defense?
•FAQ for North Carolina Product Liability Claims
•Top 7 Defenses for Product Liability Lawsuits in North Carolina
•Frequently Used Defenses in Motor Vehicle Lawsuits
•Speaker at North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys annual meeting: “Automobile Liability Defenses.”


NC Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016)

Most Recent Posts


How Tight is North Carolina’s “Sealed Container” Defense for Sellers of Products?

In North Carolina, a seller who is not involved in the manufacture of a product can often use the “sealed...


17 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH) is proud to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2016 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....


Top 7 Defenses for Product Liability Lawsuits in North Carolina

Product liability insurance policy holders must be aware of the defenses available to them when faced with a claim. This article discusses the top 7 defenses available under North Carolina law....


FAQ for North Carolina Product Liability Claims

1. Does North Carolina follow strict liability for product liability claims? No. North Carolina requires that a plaintiff prove negligence to...


Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP Names Three New Partners

CSH Law, names three new partners with diverse litigation experience: Ginger Hunsucker, Todd King, and Jennifer Welch....

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Business Disputes & Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking & Commercial Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(704) 940-3417  Phone
(704) 831-5533  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30787, Charlotte, NC 28211
University Attended:
Wake Forest University, B.S., cum laude, 1998
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University, J.D., Wake Forest International Law Moot Court Team, 2002
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; Cherokee Tribal Court for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; 2002, North Carolina

Community Involvement

•DRI, Member
•Mecklenburg County Bar, Member
•NCADA, Member
•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member

Reported Cases:
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS: Cases or matters referenced do not represent the lawyer's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results.; Defended gas contractor accused of negligent work on an indoor pool heater at a hotel in Boone, NC, following the deaths of three hotel guests and traumatic brain injury to a fourth, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.; Defended fireplace manufacturer accused of negligent installation of a fireplace, following a fire occurring in the home of an NFL coach.; Defended numerous trucking and transportation claims involving claims of negligent driving, and negligent hiring, training, and retention, following accidents involving fatalities, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious injuries.; Obtained dismissals in two separate cases for national electric wheelchair manufacturer accused of negligent manufacture.; Obtained dismissal in federal court for national retail store in product liability lawsuit involving allegations of negligence, breach of implied warranty, and breach of express warranty. Plaintiff suffered burn injuries after a bucket containing hot grease suddenly collapsed.; Obtained dismissal for real estate appraiser accused of overvaluing 26 lots in the failed Grandfather Vistas of Blowing Rock development. Plaintiffs collectively alleged damages of more than $10,000,000. Plaintiffs asserted claims for negligence, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, conspiracy, and punitive damages.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
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