Harriet H. King

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Practice Focus

Harriet focuses her practice on matrimonial law, including Relief from Abuse hearings, complex custody, divorce and child support/maintenance cases; juvenile and guardianship proceedings and representation of victims of sexual and domestic violence.

Professional Activities

Harriet and Ben moved to Vermont in 2000 and both began working as deputy states attorneys in the areas of domestic violence, relief from abuse, and sex assaults.

Before starting The King Law Offices in 2009, Harriet practiced matrimonial law at the Downs, Rachlin Martin family law group in Burlington. She was also a partner with her husband in the firm King and King, Pittsburgh, Pa where she concentrated in the areas of family and juvenile law, as well as worked as an advocate in the Juvenile Law Project. For the last 13 years, Harriet’s practice has been exclusively  in the family law area.

In addition to her practice, Harriet has done the following:

  • Been both a presenter and moderator of family law seminars through the National business Institute including “What Family Court Judges Want you to Know”; ”Parental Rights From A-Z”; “Family Law Litigation” and “Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish”
  • Worked as an acting magistrate for child support cases since 2011
  • Worked as a guardian ad litem for the court and teaches a pro se education course for litigants representing themselves.
  • She recently was a panel member for the 56th Vermont Bar Association meeting on the issue of joint custody.
  • Current Vice President for the Chittenden County Bar Association
  • Member, Family Rules Committee

Community Involvement

Harriet has appeared at area high schools for the Learn to Earn program sponsored by Linking Learning to Life; former board member of the Vermont Parent Representation Center; former board member of the Williston Reparative Board.


  • J.D. Temple School of Law; Member Moot Court
  • M.A.T. Georgetown University
  • B.A. Colby College
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Woodbury Institute of Champlain College Certificate – Divorce Mediation Training

Practice Approaches

  • Collaborative law
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

Outside Interests

  • Spending time with family
  • Gardening
  • Maritime history
  • Literature