Stephan Francis King

Stephan Francis King

Practice areas:

Family, Criminal defense, Lawsuits and disputes

About me

Francis King received his B.A. in Government and International Relations (cum laude) from Clark University in 1978, and earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) in 1981 from New England School of Law, where he was a Law Review Editor.


From 1981 to 2007, Francis King practiced law in New York City and the surrounding area, handling a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters including, among others, cases involving federal securities law, contracts, civil RICO, accountants’ liability, legal malpractice, banking, bankruptcy, insurance, class action defense and business dissolution.  His clients included insurance companies, banks, accounting firms, law firms, manufacturing companies, real estate entities, and many other types of companies and entrepreneurs.


In 2007, Francis King relocated to Tennessee, taking a brief sabbatical to teach high school social studies. Since returning to the law, in 2009, and opening his office in downtown Nashville, the majority of Francis King’s practice has been comprised of family law and criminal defense matters, and he also represents clients in commercial and general civil litigation.  After many years representing mostly institutional clients, Francis King has found it especially rewarding to represent more individual clients, helping them conquer the personal legal challenges of everyday life. His practice encompasses all counties in Middle Tennessee.


Francis King is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, and serves on its Circuit and Chancery Court , Domestic Relations and General Sessions Court Committees.  Mr. King is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In addition to Tennessee, Mr. King is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Contact info

Nashville City Center, Suite 1850
511 Union Street
Nashville, TN, 37219

Customer Reviews

Mr. King has been an excellent lawyer and representative both times that I have retained him to represent me and my legal needs in Middle TN. He is quick, concise, knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and most importantly he does a great job. Mr. King has represented me twice now, and in both instances I felt that he understood exactly the result that I as seeking. His advice was sound, accurate and, as a result of retaining Mr. King, I feel that I benefited greatly by his representation. Thank you, Mr. King.


Mount Juliet, TN

Mr. King was very helpful in my case and went above and beyond to assist me from the beginning. He returned my calls and emails quickly and addressed my concerns directly without any run around. I felt confident not only in his professional services but in his sincere efforts to help me get the judgment needed. I’ve not doubt God led our paths to cross. He is a wonderful gentleman and excellent attorney. I highly recommend him and would most definitely hire him again.

Mr. King was compassionate, non-judgmental, fair and very friendly. His work was professional, thorough and his rates were very fair. I highly recommend Mr. King to anyone needing a great lawyer.”

Fantastic lawyer! He really helped me through a difficult divorce. Very responsive and he always returned my phone calls/emails.

Francis King is one of the most diligent and decent legal counselors I’ve ever had the privilege to represent me. I know exactly where I stand throughout the process regardless of the situation at hand. I would highly recommend Francis for any business or personal law matters.

My experience with Francis King has been more than exceptional! He is very quick to respond to me and I’ve never had any other attorney do that. I don’t think any of them do for that matter because that is the number one complaint almost every client has with their attorney. Francis makes you feel very confident about what he advises and recommends and it’s results show that. He fought very hard to have everything done in my child custody case that needed to be done for my children and he still continues to do so. He has also settled a case for my sister meeting every expectation she had. My counselor has recommended Francis King to many of her clients because of how highly I speak of him and they are just as pleased! So I highly recommend Francis King, he truly is a great person and an amazing attorney!

I was referred to Mr. King by a friend to handle my divorce. From our initial consultation to the present, he has been extremely informative, accessible, professional, communicative and supportive. During such an emotional and at times, volatile situation for me personally, he has provided sound counsel, always keeping “the big picture” as our focus. He is respectful and conservative regarding my finances and time, thoughtful to not create unnecessary charges for me. His wisdom and experience have been invaluable. One of the things that has impressed me the most is how well he communicates with me, whether by phone, text, email…he is always quick with a response or lets me know ahead of time if his availability will be limited. He always communicates with me about any aspect of my case so I’m not left wondering what’s happening. He is assertive, while being professional, when called for. He is very kind and respectful to both me the other parties. He has been calm, fair, compassionate, steady, and I cannot recommend him more highly.

State Status Acquired Updated
TN Active 2008 11/24/2016
NY Currently registered 1982 07/11/2016

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