About

Hi, I’m Josh King.  Since 2007 I have been at Avvo, where I am the company’s Chief Legal Officer.  A big part of my role at Avvo is outreach – speaking to groups of attorneys all over the country about social media and business development (here’s a list of some recent talks I’ve done).

I also run Avvo’s business operations, including customer care and content acquisition.

I live in Seattle, WA with my wife and two kids.  I’m a year-round bike commuter, sucker for a good whiskey, and an ardent fan of the Oregon Ducks.

That last part is hard here in Husky-town.

I’ve worked with a lot of different areas of law over my career.  I’ve done plaintiff’s personal injury work and sued chemical companies under California’s Prop 65.  I’ve advised sales teams about how to comply with antitrust law, worked on telecom regulatory filings and helped negotiate and close the largest cash transaction in history.  

And since joining Avvo – which is in the business of profiling and rating nearly every lawyer in America (here’s my profile) – I’ve become intimately familiar with first amendment and digital media issues.

“Socially Awkward” started as an effort to organize all of the the notes I’d gathered about the quirky relationship between social media and attorney speech regulation.  As it grew, I figured I might as well publish it online for ease of reference and as a resource for others.

I hope you find it useful.  Please send me an email – or connect via social media – if you have any questions, suggestion for updates, or would like me to speak to your group (or if you know of a whiskey that I should try!).  Best,

Josh King

Social Media + The Law of Legal Marketing