Libby King Named 2014 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year

September 1, 2014
Libby King receives the award of Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year from Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben.

Congratulations to Libby King (JD ’01), the 2014 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year!

Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben announced King’s honor during the Houston Baylor Lawyer Network’s reception on Aug. 14.

"I am so honored to receive this award," King said. "I am thankful beyond measure for the opportunities I have had because of my Baylor Law degree. In my experience, Baylor Lawyers enjoy instant credibility among their peers and the judiciary; you can’t put a price on that."

King is deeply involved in the Baylor Law Alumni Association. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, was president of the organization in 2013-2014, and is a Lifetime Member. She also helped establish and is the chair of the Houston Baylor Lawyer Network.

"Libby is a wonderful example of a young Baylor Lawyer," Toben said. "She is dedicated to the Law School not only because it is her alma mater, but also because she truly believes in Baylor Law's mission to create effective lawyers who serve the community."

The Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year Award is given to an outstanding alumnus/a who has brought honor and distinction to the Law School and to the legal profession. The recipient must not have reached age 41 before Jan. 1 of the award year. Recipients are selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Legal ability and achievements as a lawyer

  • Contributions to the legal profession

  • Standing in the profession

  • Christian character

  • Civic, religious, and other attainments

  • Active interest in Baylor Law School

King graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University with a BA in 1997 and opted to stay in Waco to attend Baylor Law.

"My great-grandfather immigrated to the United States from Sicily, moved to Waco, and learned to speak English at Baylor under Dr. A.J. Armstrong," King said. "Since that time, I have had countless relatives who have attended Baylor, and many settled in Waco. Given my deep Baylor roots, I really didn’t consider going anywhere else for law school."

After law school, King went to work in the Dallas office of Strasburger & Price, LLP. About a year-and-a-half later, she met her soon-to-be husband and moved back to her hometown of Richmond, Texas, where the couple currently resides with their six-year-old son.

King now is a named partner at Tate Moerer & King, LLP and practices primarily in the area of litigation. She said she enjoys handling complex personal jurisdiction issues. She also works on probate, estate administration, and guardianship matters. Since she joined Tate Moerer & King in 2003, eight of the nine associates at her firm have been recent Baylor Law graduates.

Along with serving the Baylor Law community, King also works with her community at large. King is a volunteer at Calvary Episcopal Preparatory; sits on the steering committee of Access Health - The Heart of Fort Bend; and is on the capital campaign committee of Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center, a special project of the Children's Museum of Houston.

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