Spencer King is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office of King & Jurgens and focuses primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and admiralty law. Spencer has assisted and counseled clients in a wide array of disputes, including litigation between franchisees and franchisors; derivative disputes between members, partners and shareholders; claims involving unfair trade practices, fraud and tortious interference; and succession litigation involving succession representatives, heirs, legatees and trustees. Spencer also has experience in bankruptcy-related litigation, including claw-back actions for preferential and fraudulent transfers. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he began his legal career practicing securities litigation and arbitration, where he represented individual and institutional investors in disputes against financial advisors, investment banks, and broker-dealer firms.
Spencer graduated cum laude from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was the recipient of the John P. Laborde Scholarship. During law school, Spencer was a member of the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources in which he had two student articles published. He has also assisted in editing and drafting the legal treatise entitled Litigating Business and Commercial Tort Cases (West 2014). Spencer served as a judicial intern to Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He received his B.A. in history from Texas Christian University.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- Fifth Circuit Holds Contract for Plug and Abandonment Work Qualifies as "Maritime" Under the Doiron Test, Offshore Winds Blog Post (August 27, 2018).
- BP’s Fight to Stop the Payment of ‘Fictitious’ Claims, LSU J. Energy L. & Res. Currents (February 26, 2014).
- Clearing the Air: The Misguided Ruling of EME Homer and the Future of Interstate Pollution Regulation, 2 LSU J. of Energy L. & Resources (2013).
News & Appearances
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Young Leadership Council
- Young Professionals in Energy
- Youth Empowerment Project, 40 Under 40 2017 Cohort
The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch List, Commercial Litigation, Oil and Gas Law, 2022-2023
Louisiana Super Lawyers' Rising Stars List, Business Litigation, 2021-2023
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2014
Texas Christian University, B.A., 2010
Bar & Court Admissions
- All Louisiana state courts
- United States District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern District of Louisiana