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Mr. Cary S. King

Scott King Law Group, LLC


Cary S. King is an Attorney, Senior Partner formerly with Jacobs & King, LLC and now Senior Counsel with SK Law Group, his son Scott King’s practice.. With over 40 years practicing law, Cary has a wealth of experience assisting clients with their civil and criminal litigation matters including family law, business related disputes, estate and probate litigation, employment issues and real estate/construction matters. In mediation and arbitration matters, he brings the wide-ranging legal experience to objectively help attorneys and their clients find workable solutions to often complicated and contentious litigation. The book, “Accused” by Tonya Craft details one of his most significant cases and is often used by Criminal defense lawyers as a guide to trying difficult criminal matters. Prior to his work in law, Cary served in the U.S. Army and National Guard and was in the Infantry and Artillery in Vietnam commanding troops with the 1st Infantry Division, during 1967 and 1968 and later serving as S-2 of the 2d Brigade during the 1968 Tet Offensive. During his service Cary was awarded five Bronze Stars, two of which were for valor, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry wih Palm for Valor, a Purple Heart, five Air Medals, Army Commedation Medal with “V” Device for Valor, the Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medals, the Vietnamese Honor Medal, Air Crewman’s Wings, three Unit Citations and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. CARY’S PERIOD OF SERVICE IN VIETNAM , BOTH WITH THE INFANTRY AND THE ARTILLERY, TOOK PLACE AT THE HEIGHT OF THE WAR WHEN AMERICAN TROOP STRENGTH EXCEEDED 550,000. THE LARGEST BATTLE OF THE WAR, THE 1968 TET OFFENSIVE, INVOLVED MASSIVE SIMULTANEOUS SURPRISE ATTACKS IN EVERY MAJOR CITY AND BASE CAMP IN VIETNAM . THE UNITED STATES 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION (“THE BIG RED ONE”), ALONG WITH U.S. INFANTRY DIVISIONS AND AIR SUPPORT FROM THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE HAD PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT SAIGON, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM, AND ALONG WITH THAT TO PROTECT SAIGON’S MASSIVE AIR BASE, TAN SON NHUT, PROTECT THE THU DUC WATER PLANT, VITAL TO SAIGONS FRESH WATER SUPPLY, AND TO ROOT OUT ENEMY INFILTRATORS IN SAIGON ITSELF AND RESTORE ORDER. AFTER THE ENEMY TET OFFENSIVE FAILED, IT WAS THE JOB OF THE ARMY UNITS CARY SERVED WITH, TO PURSUE THE RETREATING ENEMY AND TO RESTORE ORDER AND CONTROL TO THOSE AREAS. MUCH OF THAT FELL TO THE SECOND BRIGADE OF THE BIG RED ONE WHO , THROUGH TASK FORCE WARE, PURSUED THE FLEEING ENEMY TROOPS. CARY WAS INVOLVED IN ALMOST ALL OF THOSE MISSIONS . AND IT IS DURING THAT TIME THAT HE RECEIVED MANY OF HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS. AFTER THE TET OFFENSIVE HE CONTINUED TO SERVE IN VIETNAM, COMMANDING TROOPS UNTIL HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES IN NOVEMBER 1968 Licensed by the State Bar of Georgia and Chairman of the Military and Veteran’s Law Section for the 2015-2017 term. Cary has also been a Registered Neutral licensed by the Administrative Office of Courts and the Commission on Dispute Resolution. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section and the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, where he has served as a past president and chairman, and is currently a Board member. IN addition to the State and Superior Courts of Gergia, Cary is also admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Other service positions include volunteering with the Atlanta VA Medical Center Legal Clinic (which he helped found in 1998) and board member for Emma’s Ambassadors, a charitable organization providing financial assiatnce for families of children with autism. He previously served on the DeKalb County Veterans Advisory Committee and conducts oral interviews of Veterans for the Atlanta History Center and the Library of Congress. In the 1990’s, he was awarded the Martindale Hubbell A-V rating (the highest rating) and is a member of the Madison Who’s Who. In 2015, Cary was recognized among the “Friends of the YDL” by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia for his contributions and continued support. He is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, and John Marshall Law School, where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence. He also volunteers at the USO at the Hartsfield Jackson Airport meeting and greeting veterans along with other members of the AVVBA, where he is a Past President and Chariman of the Board. In 2012 the Military and Veterans Affairs Section of the State Bar of Georgia presented Cary with the Marshall-Tuttle Award designating him the Outstanding Lawyer for 2012 and in 2013 he was recognized by the General Counsel of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for his many years of service to Veterans. In 2014, Cary was awarded the Public Intetrest Law Award by John Marshall Law School for his continuing contribution to providing legal services for veterans. An Atlanta native, Cary lives in Brookhaven with his wife, Sherry. He enjoys spending time with his children and step children and his six grandkids, watching sports, particularly football, and support numerous animal rescues and organizations and providing help to fellow veterans. Cary is a supporter and volunteer with the Atlanta Humane Society, the U.S. Humane Society, the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the World Wildlife Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America, The Society of the 1st Infantry Division, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Memorial Foundation