B.A.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; J.D., American University Law School; LL.M., Yale Law School
Senior Judge Warren King, a native of the District of Columbia, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1960 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was on active duty with the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic Fleet in 1960-1963 and in Viet Nam in 1967-68. He received a J.D. degree from American University Law School in 1967 and an LL.M degree from the Yale Law School in 1969.
He was as a federal prosecutor with the Office of the United States Attorney in Washington, DC, serving from 1969 to 1975. From 1975 to 1977 he was a member of the faculty at the Antioch School of Law in the District, teaching criminal law procedure and supervising an appellate clinic.
From 1977 to 1981 he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice where he was involved in the drafting of legislation relating to awards of attorneys fee in litigation against the government. He also served as a staff member for the Attorney General’s Task Force on Violent Crime and a Task Force to Review the Antitrust Laws. During that period he co-authored, with Professor Maurice Rosenberg who was then an Assistant Attorney General, a law review article on amendments to the discovery provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure entitled Curbing Discovery Abuse in Civil Litigation: Enough is Enough, 1981 Brigham Young Law Review 579.
From 1978 to 1981 he was a member of a hearing committee for the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility.
In 1981 he was appointed by the president to be an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He served on that court for the next 10 years presiding over hundreds of criminal and civil trials. In 1991 he was appointed by the president to be an associate judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He retired from that court in 1998. Since retiring he has continued to serve on the Court of Appeals as a senior judge.
Judge King is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars.