Your Trusted Advocate Always

Each of our partners at King & Starling is greatly respected in their area of practice. This ensures that we provide our clients with the best legal services. Our commitment to ethical standards and core values ensures that these client-centered services are provided at reasonable rates. We are very happy to introduce our team of attorneys to our clients.

At Kings & Starling, we recognize that our people including our team of attorneys are our greatest asset. We have therefore put together a diverse team of attorneys to ensure that the unique needs of our clients are met. Furthermore, we realize that our team and our clients reflect the world around us. We, therefore, embrace diversity and inclusion in all our operations.

Moreover, at Kings & Starling, we have created and fostered a collegial firm culture. We, therefore, work together to solve problems and meet the needs of our clients. Our attorneys remain focused on the end goal: meeting the needs and expectations of our clients.


Kenneth King



Ken was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961 and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps from 1986 through 1990 where he was a member of the JAG Corps. Ken practices law in the following areas: workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, wrongful death, trials in state and federal courts and arbitrations.

Certifications & Memberships

He is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist through the North Carolina State Bar and was recently appointed to a three-year term on the North Carolina Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Council. Mr. King is also a member and frequent lecturer at the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.


University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • Bachelor of Science

Mercer University School of Law Macon, 1983

  • Georgia Judicial Studies – Cum Laude

Naval Justice School Newport, Rhode Island

  • Graduated With Honors, 1987


Bar Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar – 1986
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Council
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Georgia Bar Association, 1986
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit – 1990
  • US District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina – 1990

Casey S. Starling



Buying a home is the largest investment most people will ever make. It can be one of the most important, yet stressful times of your life. Finding counsel who assists you throughout the process, helps alleviate stress, and eliminate and/or fix errors in your chain of title, is vital during this process.

Casey S. Starling is a Partner at King & Starling, PLLC. Mr. Starling serves his clients in the real estate industry, providing counsel for their commercial/residential real estate transactions, including acquisitions and depositions, leasing, real estate finance, and refinances. Mr. Starling focuses his practice on the intricate aspects of commercial/residential real estate. Mr. Starling has been around the real estate community in Eastern North Carolina for more than 16 years.

Mr. Starling has handled thousands of all sorts of real estate transactions. He has extensive knowledge in real estate development, real estate finance, real estate lending, asset management, asset purchase and sales, and residential/commercial leasing. He has experience in a variety of real estate and other business transactions. Mr. Starling has handled transactions that include a variety of subjects such as mobile homes, estates, bankruptcy proceedings, purchase-money mortgages, seller financing, VA foreclosures, REO transactions, short-sale transactions, and bank foreclosures. Mr. Starling handles and is familiar with
VA, FHA, Conventional, USDA, and hard-money financing and their guidelines.

Mr. Starling handles the representation of homeowner associations and landlord/tenant disputes that may arise out of residential lease agreements.

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