Peter M. King

I have litigated and tried business disputes before judges, juries, and arbitrators all over the United States. Those experiences have prepared me for handling any courtroom challenge I encounter. My experience, attention to detail, and high energy will be brought to bear on my client’s problems. Our clients have looked to us for advice over the decades because they trust us. If you need advice and guidance with a legal problem, we are here to help.

Practice areas


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1982
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member of the National Trial Advocacy Team, 1982
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1978 B.S., Bachelor of Science
  • Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, September 2010

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Crimes of the State: Obtaining Justice for the Wrongfully Imprisoned”,  ABA Litigation Magazine, Fall, 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American, Illinois & Chicago Bar Associations
  • Forbes Business Council
Peter M. King
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Client testimonials

“In my experience over decades as a trial lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Peter King is the most fearsome adversary as well as the best co-counsel I have ever encountered. I had the opportunity to team up with Peter as co-counsel in both jury trial and arbitration contexts, with amounts at issue ranging up to a billion dollars and more. I found him always to be tenacious, insightful, creative and effective. In all respects, a great trial partner. Peter King is simply a terrific lawyer—the best.” – Emily Nicklin
“After 2 life experiences with major legal malpractice, the nicest thing happened, when I contacted your firm. I got excellent advice from a brilliant caring lawyer. My faith in lawyers has been renewed, thanks to Peter King. His free advice has solved my problem, with an immediate response to my online inquiry. Hire this law firm and you will get honest, caring legal professionals that will right a wrong-not cause the wrong.” – Mary Heneghan
“I am a Florida Attorney and have had the privilege of litigating with Peter King both as an opposing party and as co-counsel. Peter is one of the finest civil litigators I have encountered in 40 years of practicing law. His preparation is meticulous, and his courtroom presentation is articulate, persuasive, and effective. Peter always protects his client’s best interest by weighing risk, benefit, and the ever-increasing costs and expense of civil litigation. If I ever need personal legal representation Peter would be my first choice.” – Bryce Ackerman
“Peter King is an exceptional attorney. He represented us on a property dispute case and I found him to be insightful with a clear grasp of the issues. He was well prepared, meticulously organized, and accessible throughout the process. His strategies and thoughtful litigation resulted in a favorable ruling on my case. I will unhesitatingly choose him for any future legal matters.” – N. Alexander
“Peter King and his firm, Canel, King & Jones, have represented me and several of my corporate entities for over thirty years. They are experienced litigators who fight aggressively to achieve the best possible outcome and protect their clients’ business interests. Their area of expertise is not limited to litigating partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud or corporate opportunity disputes. They are litigators and trial lawyers who are dedicated to aggressively fighting for the client. They know litigation is not about them, but about achieving the best outcome and they know how to do it.” – Allan Leving
“I hired Peter to represent my co-directors and me in a breach of fiduciary duty dispute with a co-owner. Peter and his partner Bill joined our trial team just prior to trial and helped us obtain a complete victory at trial. Peter had an uncanny ability to focus on what was important to succeed at trial. Peter was well prepared, organized and thoughtful.” – Oliver Nicklin

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