Patrick A. King is a shareholder at Fabian, Sklar, King & Liss, P.C. With more than 42 years of experience, Patrick has litigated hundreds of cases involving insurance matters, including the investigation of potential arson and fraud defenses. He has defended and prosecuted errors and omissions cases against insurance agents and other insurance professionals and obtained two of the largest multimillion-dollar judgments against insurance agents in Michigan’s legal history.
A Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), Patrick has lectured extensively on a variety of topics relating to origin and cause investigations of fires and explosions, including presentations to fire investigation organizations, fire science classes and insurance professionals. He has also presented at claim schools and seminars conducted by several major national insurance companies, focusing on advanced investigative techniques and other aspects of claims handling.
Patrick has served as an alternate member on the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Fire Investigations, which is the group responsible for preparing NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. He also co‐authored the chapter on property insurance in Michigan Insurance Law and Practice, published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).
He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, the American Association of Justice, Michigan Association for Justice, National Fire Protection Association and International Association of Arson Investigators. He has been selected as a Michigan “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2008, and repeatedly as a “Top Lawyer in Insurance” by DBusiness magazine.
He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Wayne State University Law School.
“Michigan Insurance Law and Practice,”
Chapter on Property Insurance, Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 2002, 2008
“Delay in Payment of Your Claim Should Pique Your Interest,”
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 23, 2009
“Fire Investigation in Products Liability Cases,”
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, August 26, 2002