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Rockforde King

Business Name: Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.
Phone: 865.546.0500

Rocky King practices primarily in the area of civil litigation, where his work extends to the following:

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury

Most of Rocky’s present practice is concentrated in Workers’ Compensation, where he has particular experience in the transportation industry.

As an attorney for the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Rocky was a founding member of the Coalition of Food Industry Defense Counsel (COFIC), a group that defends and promotes the food industry interests at both manufacturing and retail levels. He has worked closely with such industry leaders as Bush Brothers, Inc., Campbell Soup, Dole, Gerber, Heinz, Hormel, Kraft, Quaker Oats, and Star Kist.

Rocky became board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, an American Bar Association accredited organization, in December 1995, and by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in February 1996.  Before attending law school, he was a trainer with the University of Tennessee Athletic Department from 1977-1982, and was an authorized sports agent for the players’ associations of the NFL, NBA, and MLB for several years thereafter.

Rocky is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, Trucking Industry Defense Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International.

Rocky currently serves on the Board of Directors of The AD Foundation, the Director of the Kiwanis Club of Knoxville Inc.’s Fresh Air Camp, a camp for underprivileged children, and serving on the Board of Directors at West End Academy and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Knoxville, Inc.


  • J.D., University of Tennessee, 1985
  • B.A. Public Administration, University of Tennessee, 1981


  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit;
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Board certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1995.
  • Board certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • Recognized Civil Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specailization since 1995.
  • Chosen member of The American College of Board Certified Attorneys in June, 2013.
  • Founding Member, Coalition of Food Industry Defense Counsel
  • Knox County General Sessions Special Judge, Pro Temp
  • Chairman, National Legislative Interest Committee, 1982-85
  • Graduate Student Council, 1982-85

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