|Courtney King Mug Shot|
Here at Above the Law, we know a thing or two about how lawyers should deal with the police. Incidentally, we also know how lawyers should not deal with law enforcement officers. And if you truly value your job as an attorney, it’s best not to mouth off to the cops, or to threaten them in any way, shape, or form.
But Courtney King, a rather attractive attorney with Ice Miller, apparently didn’t get the memo. Last week, after allegedly downing a few too many shots of liquid courage, King got into a stand off with police that may have iced her nascent legal career….
Just before New Year’s Eve, King, a 30-year-old, 2010 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law, returned to Kentucky. We may never know why King was at a bar in wee hours of the morning in the middle of the work week, but we do know that she will probably regret what happened for a long, long time. WDRB News reports the allegations:
Louisville Metro Police say they arrested a woman outside of Phoenix Hill Tavern who claimed to be a lawyer and verbally threatened police. …
According to the arrest report, King allegedly told police, “You are going to… die. I’m a lawyer. You can Google me. You are dead. I work at a law firm in Indianapolis.”
Alas, it seems like the only thing that died was King’s upward mobility in Biglaw. She was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication, assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and terroristic threatening.
According to her attorney, the law firm has simply put King on "possible probation" after she pleaded not guilty to the charges. A check of the law firm's website, however, shows no current attorney listing for her. An April 12, 2011 press release posted on the firm's website announced King joining the firm as an associate in the firm's labor and employment practice group.