In Memoriam

Larry KingWith great sadness we report that our friend and colleague Larry King passed away March 29, 2014 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Larry was 62 and died at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Even while suffering from terminal cancer, Larry maintained his optimistic spirit, sense of humor, and continued interest in the world and in the firm he helped create. Many will remember Larry for his exceptional talent in the courtroom and his command of the law and our clients' business. Others will remember him as a true gentleman - a man whose sincerity, integrity, and class are often missing in today's legal profession.

More than 15 years ago, Larry formed Larson • King because he wanted to build a firm that was creative, collaborative, and focused on providing outstanding client service. And while his name is on the firm, Larry did not seek credit or attention. He instead created an environment where everyone could be successful and where the success of the firm and its clients mattered more than any individual contribution.

Larry's trial skills earned him many accolades. He tried well over 100 cases to verdict and reveled in the chance to try a case with newer lawyers while teaching them the craft. But Larry was also proud of his work outside the courtroom and in the community. A longtime supporter of legal aid and pro bono organizations, Larry encouraged his colleagues to donate their time and money to these causes. Under his leadership, the firm created the Larson • King Foundation, which contributes to local charities and non-profits.

Larry was dedicated to improving diversity. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and was a loyal supporter of female lawyers. While Larry retired from practice last year, his cultural legacy has left an indelible imprint on the firm and its lawyers and their commitment to improving the legal profession.

Larry King taught us to practice law with purpose, to treat others well, and to give back to our community. We will miss him deeply but his values and the culture he created are felt everyday at Larson • King.

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