Testimonials

Client Testimonials

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. A.K.E.

Vivian represented me as one of three defendants on a $2 Million Medicaid Fraud case. Prior to meeting Vivian, I interviewed several attorneys, but had an instant connection with her and I knew I had to hire her as my attorney, as she was the one who emerged as being the most passionate about the case and sincere about representing me. This was the first and, hopefully, only encounter I’ve had with the law. (Seriously, I have never had a speeding ticket).

Compared to the Legal team of the FBI, Vivian had limited manpower. At times, I could not see the forest for the trees. I remember receiving mail informing me that the FBI was still investigating the case five months prior to when the trial was to start. This frightened me. I went to Vivian and said, “Vivian, I am scared, I want to take a plea bargain to get this over. I just feel I can no longer fight – this is too much pressure.” It was Vivian who said “you paid me, let me work for you.” I was taken back with this comment as, I believe, most attorneys would have thrown up the towel and said o.k. This truly showed that Vivian cared for me as “a person and an individual.”

What impressed me most about Vivian was her aggressive, but yet, humble attitude. She is a fighter, cares about all of her clients and puts in a 110%.

I was the only one of the three defendants found innocent.

Senior Human Resources Generalist

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State of Texas v. Brian Dunman – Testimonial from Brian’s Mother

I was thinking “Will this nightmare ever end?” My son was charged with sexual assault of a child. It was lie. He loves and protects his family. He would never hurt a child. He would never hurt his family.

This innocent young man was finally acquitted after more than two years of resetting trial dates. Brian wanted to give the interview to the Houston Press to clear his name and get the truth out. His lawyer, Mrs. Vivian King was very supportive of him attempting to put his life back in order.

Should Judge Guerrero be commenting about Brian’s case to the Press when all records of the case and the evidence presented in the case have been expunged and destroyed? In 2007, Mrs. King filed with the Court the evidence of this Complainant’s prior false sexual allegation and gave a copy to the District Attorney who was handling the case at the time. It was public record.

For five grueling days Judge Guerrero refused to allow this evidence to be presented to the jury. Each time Mrs. King tried to enter evidence of prior false sexual allegations Judge Guerrero denied it. It was very evident Judge Guerrero was showing partiality toward the District Attorneys. Mrs. King, knowledgeable and skilled, did not waiver in her attempt to have the jury hear these false allegation charges. Judge Guerrero finally decided to allow prior false allegations made by the child after Mrs. King asked to re-open the case. I am sure the jurors knew there was evidence they did not hear due to the fact they were taken out of the courtroom on several occasions. Fortunately, the jury acquitted Brian.

Brian has suffered tremendously emotionally, physically and financially through this entire ordeal. Brian lost his job at AT&T for almost 3 years while this case was pending. By the grace of God, Brian was re-hired after the case was expunged from his records. It is our hope and prayer that he can now pick up the pieces and move forward.

Thank You Mrs. King for believing in Brian’s innocence!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca Dunham – Brian’s Mother – June 25, 2009

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The Life of Brian – Readers rejoice over the acquittal of an innocent man

Response to Judge Guerrero’s letter: Will this nightmare ever end? This innocent young man was finally acquitted after more than two years of resetting trial dates [“A Child’s Word,” by Randall Patterson, May 21]. Brian wanted to give the interview to clear his name and get the truth out. His lawyer, Vivian King, was very supportive of his attempting to put his life back in order.

Should Judge Guerrero be commenting about Brian’s case when all records of the case and the evidence presented in the case have been expunged from all records? In 2007, King filed with the court the evidence of the false allegation and gave a copy to the district attorney who was handling the case at the time. It was public record.

For five grueling days, Judge Guerrero refused to allow this evidence to be presented to the jury. Each time King tried to enter evidence of prior false allegations, Judge Guerrero denied it. It was very evident Judge Guerrero was showing partiality toward the district attorneys. King, knowledgeable and skilled, did not waver in her attempt to have the jury hear these false-allegation charges. Judge Guerrero finally decided to allow prior false allegations made by the child after King asked to reopen the case. I am sure the jurors knew there was evidence they did not hear due to the fact they were taken out of the courtroom on several occasions. Fortunately, the jury acquitted Brian.

Brian has suffered tremendously emotionally, physically and financially through this entire ordeal. Brian lost his job at AT&T for almost three years while this case was pending. By the grace of God, Brian was rehired after the case was expunged from his records. It is our hope and prayer that he can now pick up the pieces and move forward.

Rebecca Dunham – Brian’s Mother

Online readers weigh in:

Good King

Thank goodness for good lawyers like Vivian King, who personify the Sixth Amendment.

Comment by tom from Houston

Jury fury: This typifies the danger of a jury trial. Had the judge not allowed the later testimony, that poor guy could well have been doing serious time as a child rapist, worst of all thugs in prison. I have been on both sides of the courtroom, and believe me, it was fear of a screwed-up jury that got me to take a plea and run for the border.

Comment by johnny833 from Deer Park

God bless Vivian King: God bless the ­HCCLA. God have mercy on Judge Guerrero. He will pay at the next round of elections if he does not allow a fair trial in his courtroom. And for those of you readers who have no connection to the judicial system, please remember this story the next time you are called for jury duty.

Comment by EC_Esq from Houston

Attorney attention: Good ­lawyering deserves good publicity. Bravo to you for publishing this story.

Comment by Jon Hill from Houston

Kids lie: Some run, some give up and a few believe in themselves. She’s a believer, to know that children can and will lie. It also means that she is a parent. Those who believe children don’t lie are clueless. They just need to stop.

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State of Texas v. Marlon Gradney

Marlon was offered 40 years in prison for Murder. Marlon shot Complainant 4 times in Oct. 2008. His first lawyer, who has practiced for over 30 years, was making Marlon sign for the 40 years because he felt he couldn’t help him. However, Marlon felt the murder was justified. Marlon came to me for help. I believed in Marlon. The case was pending for over 2 years. After a 7 day trial, the jury acquitted Marlon on November 16, 2010.

Testimonial from Marlon’s Grandmother

Thank You Mrs. King for working so hard to defend my grandson Marlon. I will keep you and your family in my prayers forever.

Julie Lenix

Marlon’s Grandmother

November 17, 2010

Testimonial from Marlon’s Best Friend

Dear Ms. King,

This is Marlon’s close friend Bernard Palmer. I just want to THANK YOU for the fight you put up for Marlon’s life because he is a good guy and I believe that God saw Marlon’s heart. I was present in the courtroom throughout the entire Murder trial. Mrs. King, I haven’t seen anything like you. It seems like your talent is not just from school but it’s a gift from God. Thank You Again and I will tell people who need a good lawyer about you.

God Bless You,

Bernard Palmer

November 18, 2010

Communication from Jury Foreman

The day after the jury found Marlon Not Guilty of Murder, the Foreman took the initiative to find Vivian King’s phone number and called attorney King to check on Marlon’s well-being and express that even though he killed someone, the jury believed it was self-defense, and Marlon deserved a Second Chance to become a productive citizen. The jury felt bad for the Complainant’s family but also felt Marlon was innocent of murder. Also, jury felt prosecution presented evidence that was wrong.

Jury Foreman

November 17, 2010

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