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C. King Askew

King Askew, a founding partner of Brinson Askew Berry, began practicing law in 1971, after graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law.  In his forty-plus years of practice, King has been involved in nearly every area of the law.  But as time has passed, King’s practice has focused on estate matters, litigation and advising business and corporate clients. King’s clients include high-net worth families seeking estate planning advice and strategies, as well as businesses needing corporate structuring, governance, and day-to-day legal advice. 

In both estate matters and general corporate matters, King’s practice extends beyond just an advisory role; he is an accomplished and effective trial lawyer.  In 2008, King was recognized for his high-caliber trial work with his induction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also regularly recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the Business/Corporate practice area and is certified by the state of Georgia as an arbitrator and mediator. King also serves as an attorney for the Floyd County Board of Education. He is managing partner for Brinson Askew Berry.

King and his wife, Mary Ann, have one daughter, Edgeley A. Myers, and two grandchildren, Anna Burns and Darden. King and Mary Ann live in Rome and are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Rome.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia; J.D., 1971.
    Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Business Manager of Georgia Law Review
  • Mercer University, Macon, GA; A.B., 1968

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court 
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia 
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1971

Professional Affiliations

  • State Board of Bar Examiners, 1995-2000
    Chairman, 2000
  • Rome Bar Association, 1974-Present
    President 1974-1975
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Section, 1973-1977
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution-Registered Arbitrator and Mediator

Honors and Awards

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Georgia Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Gridiron Secret Society, University of Georgia
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer

Community Involvement

  • First Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Sunday School teacher, past
  • Haven Health Center, Board of Directors
  • William S. Davies Homeless Shelter, 
    past Board of Directors and organizing attorney
  • River City Bank,
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Rome Rotary Club, Past President
  • Coosa Country Club, Past Director and President
  • University of Georgia Library Board of Visitors, past member
  • Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce, two terms on Board of Directors
  • Rome Floyd Chapter of American Red Cross, Past President
  • Floyd County College and Career Academy, attorney
  • Georgia Bulldog Club
  • Rome Exchange Club, former member

Contact Information

P.O. Box 5007
615 West 1st Street
Rome, Georgia 30161
(T) 706.291.8853
(F) 706.234.3574

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Practice Areas

Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Healthcare, Litigation, Mediation/Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Municipality/Local Government, Appellate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate/Transactional, Domestic, Education, Employment



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