Vivian R. King retired from her Fortune 500 banking/Accounting career after nine years and decided to go into a profession that needed more black women—the profession of law. So at 30, Vivian went to law school and three years later graduated cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1992. Vivian was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in November 1992. Vivian was a Prosecutor in Houston, Harris County, Texas from 1992 to 1995. Vivian has been a Hearing Examiner for the City of Houston, ruling on internal grievances of police officers and firefighters. Vivian is the second black female Board Certified in Criminal Law in Texas.