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Trial lawyer group names King only Indiana chapter inductee for 2023


The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) recently named Plunkett Cooney senior attorney and trial lawyer Christie A. King as the sole 2023 inductee into its Indiana chapter.  

“It’s an honor to be invited to join an organization with so many accomplished trial attorneys and judges,” said King, who is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group. “They have set a high bar for excellence, and I look forward to helping my colleagues continue to improve the ethical and technical standards of the legal profession.”

Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of highly experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and protection of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA’s national membership consists of more than 7,300 plaintiff and defense lawyers and judges from 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Membership in the organization is by invitation only and requires new members to have at least five years of active experience as a trial lawyer and to have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. Candidates must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism as outlined by ABOTA.

King maintains a wide-ranging litigation practice with expertise in the defense of premises liability, motor vehicle liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice and insurance coverage claims. She also has extensive experience resolving disputes involving construction law, business torts, subrogation, workers compensation and professional liability.

King, who is also an accomplished appellate attorney, is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Additionally, she is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. King is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, and she received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University – Bloomington in 1990.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 130 attorneys in, Indianapolis, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and seven Michigan cities. Plunkett Cooney recently received Mansfield Rule Certification for midsize law firms, which recognizes leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal industry.

For more information about Christie King’s induction into the Indiana chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Practice Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or

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