King to retire from Prosecuting Attorney's office on May 27

Washtenaw County Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor David A. King will retire from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office on May 27, after more than 39 years of service.

King started his prosecution career as an intern when he worked on a murder case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

In November 1976, Prosecuting Attorney William F. Delhey first appointed King to serve as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Gerald Ford was U.S. President, William Milliken was the Michigan Governor, the Apple Computer Company had just been formed and a new Plymouth Arrow cost under $3,200.

During nearly four decades of service, King has served in many capacities in the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office, including 30 years as head of the office's Appellate Division.

He has argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has a statewide reputation as a leading appellate attorney, and a strong and ethical advocate.

"David King has a well-earned reputation across the state as an outstanding appellate advocate," said Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Brian Mackie. "He is respected by defense attorneys, prosecutors and appellate judges. He is a fixture in the Washtenaw County legal community and has been a much liked and respected mentor to his colleagues in our office."

King grew up in Ann Arbor, and is a graduate of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Eastern Michigan University and Detroit College of Law.

He is married to Angela Baryames King, who practices law with the Ypsilanti law firm of McLain and Winters. Their sons Luke and Adam are commissioned officers in the United States Army.

Published: Thu, May 05, 2016

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