King, Mary Kathryn (Katie)

Winston-Salem, N.C.
336.725.4473 - office
336.692.7755 - mobile


  • Duke University, B.A., 1998
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2005


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Ms. King is a member of The Battle Group, Spilman’s litigation group that focuses on high-risk, complex litigation cases, and Spilman's Energy, Construction and Utility Law groups. Ms. King is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and returned to Winston-Salem in August 2011 after practicing securities and consumer class action litigation in Atlanta, Ga. for six years. Ms. King has developed a deep understanding of e-discovery issues and co-chairs the North Carolina office's e-discovery group. In addition, Ms. King is expanding the firm's footprint throughout the state of North Carolina in the areas of energy, construction, public utility and natural resources law.

Representative Experience

  • Represents contractors, owners and design professionals in litigation concerning contract disputes, patent infringement, and unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Represents contractors, owners, and warranty companies in litigation involving construction delays, cost overruns, and defect claims
  • Represents clients in litigation involving water contamination and mass chemical exposure
  • Represents clients in complex products liability actions
  • Represents clients in environmental litigation matters in state and federal court
  • Represents clients before state public service/utility commissions in electric utility rate cases
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of e-discovery
  • Active in all phases of class action certification, review, and litigation
  • Experience in handling depositions of individual defendants, corporate representatives, third parties, experts and class representatives
  • Experience in conducting extensive legal research and drafting pleadings at all stages of litigation


  • Family Advisory Board Member, Sports Legacy Institute, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Founding Member, Hospice Foundation Leadership Council
  • Vice Chair, U.S. Green Building Council, Piedmont Triad Branch
  • Chair, Partner Development, U.S. Green Building Council, North Carolina Chapter
  • Member, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • Member, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Council
  • Member, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Construction Industry Council
  • Cabinet Member, 2013 Winston-Salem Arts Council Campaign



  • Chair, Inspiration Awards, Emory Public Interest Committee (raised $100K for summer grants), 2004-2005
  • Student Attorney, Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Emory University School of Law, 2004-2005
  • Legal Intern, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Atlanta, Ga., 2003-2004
  • Peace Corps Volunteer focused on maternal and child health, Gabon, Central Africa, 1999-2000
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