King Tower is a member of Woods Rogers’ Appellate, Education, and Labor and Employment practice group. He assists employers with employment law litigation, labor-management relations, and also offers counsel to businesses on employment related matters.
Best Lawyers in America named King as the 2017 Roanoke Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law-Management. King regularly counsels and represents colleges and universities throughout Virginia, and leads the efforts of Woods Rogers’ Education team.
King’s experience as a labor and employment attorney includes defending claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Title VII.
He has extensive experience providing strategic guidance to clients on conducting internal audits of corporate compliance, employment policies, and other critical decisions. King also assists federal contractors in preparing affirmative action programs and represents them during government audits.
King has served as lead negotiator in collective bargaining and has represented employers in grievance and arbitration proceedings. King serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of the Roanoke Valley and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Works, of which he is immediate past chair.
King is an advisory board member for Roanoke Public Library and is former Legislative Affairs Chair for the Roanoke Valley Society of Human Resources Management. He also serves as an adjunct professor for labor law at Washington & Lee School of Law, and previously taught at William & Mary Law School.
A native of Roanoke, Va., King earned a J.D. from the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina, the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits.
King is licensed by the Virginia State Bar and the North Carolina State Bar.
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