J. Kevin King, Esq.
Throughout his lifetime, Kevin King experienced the dedication and hard work ethic his father, Arthur D. King, committed to the practice of law until he passed in 2007. He joined his father in the practice of law in 1988 after serving approximately two years with the United States Army Trial Defense Service. Upon returning to Columbus, he developed a regional- and national-based practice addressing civil law issues.
Kevin King’s drive to ensure consumer products are safe evolved from his childhood conversations with Leon D. Cline, a devoted consumer lawyer and his father’s law partner. Kevin realized at a young age that people were needlessly injured and/or killed as a result of hazardous products. His consumer legal practice was further shaped by Harry Philo, a renowned warrior for people.
Kevin King believes the primary purpose of tort law is the prevention of serious injury and/or death.
Kevin King has been involved in consumer safety cases, primarily automobile related, across North America, including but not limited to Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Canada.
Kevin King has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers since 2002 and has attended several of its seminars including, but not limited to: Fundamentals of Steering Systems, Tire & Wheel Safety Issues, The Tire as a Vehicle Component, Occupant and Vehicle Kinematics in Rollovers, Role of the Seat in Rear Crash Safety, 2004 Automotive Dynamics’ Stability Controls, Designing Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, etc.
Kevin King has also attended seminars by the University of Akron, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering entitled “Tire Mechanics Short Course” and STL Trans Tech Transportation Technologies entitled “Tire Technology Seminar.”
Consumer Safety Advocacy; Product Liability; Automobile Design; Rollover Litigation; Tire/Tube Design; Commercial Truck Litigation; Motorcycle Design; Aerial Lift Design; System Safety Analysis; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Construction Litigation; Premises Liability
Henson v. CSC Credit Services, 29 F.3d 280, (7th Cir. 1994); Richard and Sandra Finchum v. Ford Motor Company, et. al., 57 F.3d 526, (7th Cir. 1995); Joseph and Marilyn Harmon v. Crown Equipment Corporation, et. al, 115 F.3d 477, (7th Cir. 1997), certiorari denied, 522 U.S. 966, 118 S.Ct. 413 (1997); Stephen L. and Melinda Vaughn v. Daniels Company (West Virginia), Inc. and Solar Sources, Inc. 841 N.E.2d 11333, (Ind. 2006); Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC and Bridgestone/Firestone Manufacturing Operations Division v. Violet Mayberry as Personal Representative of the Estate of Harmony B. Wigley, and Audrey E. Wigley as Mother of Harmony B. Wigley, Deceased, 878 N.E.2d 189, (Ind. 2007).
T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., 1985; Indiana University, B.A., Forensic Studies, with honors, 1981
Meghan F. Campbell, Esq.
Meghan began working as a part-time attorney with Cline, King & King in October 2020. Though new to CKK, she is not brand new to the practice of law. Meghan graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in Virginia in May 2008 after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond as well. She practiced in Virginia, primarily as a criminal prosecutor, until May 2020 when she relocated to Columbus, Indiana with her husband and their son. Having grown up in Winston-Salem, NC, she is new to the Midwest but is thrilled to have found a home here at CKK.
Meghan was a bit embarrassed to admit that she’s a cat lover, given the Law Dogs in the office, but she definitely loves having the pups around. Meghan is eager to get to know you and help you however possible.
Melinda (Mindy) J. Nobbe
Mindy started part-time at Cline, King & King in 1990 while finishing her studies at Ivy Tech State College. Ultimately, she graduated from Ivy Tech with degrees in Administrative Office Technology and Computer Science Technology and is yet to work a part-time schedule. She has mastered every task that might cross the desk of a legal assistant over her tenure at Kevin King’s office and does so with true compassion for our clients. A dedicated employee of CKK for 30+ years, Mindy has earned her reputation as an exceptionally capable and trustworthy legal assistant and office manager.
If you look up loyalty in the dictionary, chances are you would see a photo of Mindy Nobbe as her years of service has shown. She is not only dedicated to her work and our clients, but also to her family, close friends, and beloved Labrador, Kylie. When off the clock, Mindy spends much of her free time at one of her 11 nieces and nephews’ sporting or 4-H events, and hanging out with her family, boyfriend, and/or close friends.
Natalie J. Hinton-Jennings
Natalie began working at Cline, King & King while finishing up her studies at Ivy Tech State College. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2003 with a degree in Office Administration with a specialty in legal work, she continued full-time as a legal assistant for a number of years. After several years working full time at a different office, Natalie returned to CKK as a part-time legal assistant, working nights and weekends.
Throughout her years at CKK, Natalie has embraced the “law dogs” mentality and has a passion for helping see cases through to their just and right outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys true crime documentaries, volunteering, and spending time with her husband and three chihuahuas, Dulce, Chi-Chi & Elvira, “the Little Lawdogs”.
Leah M. Hashagen
Leah is a Columbus, Indiana native and began working as a legal assistant for Cline, King & King in January of 2021. She attended IU-Bloomington for two years before transferring to Butler University, where she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. Leah moved to Nanjing, China and obtained a dual graduate degree from Johns Hopkins and Nanjing University in International Relations with a focus in International Law, where her coursework included both American and Chinese legal studies. She has completed internships with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Hannah News Service (Indiana Statehouse), and with the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Leah is eager to bring her international experience back home to better serve our clients and community. She speaks English, French, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean, and spends much of her free time reading or watching films in her acquired languages to maintain fluency.
Leah’s most impressive credential is serving as a part-time dog walker/caretaker during undergrad, specializing in the care of dogs with aggression and behavior disorders. You can find her on her daily running route with her rescue husky, Kita, or with her family dogs, Millie, Henry, and Luca. Although she is good at resisting the puppy-dog eyes, the quality of her pets and belly-rubs makes up for it. She is happy to have found a work family that includes dogs, too.
Makaila M. Spears
Makaila started her journey with Cline, King & King in January of 2021 while beginning her studies at Ivy Tech to earn a Business Administration degree. While just beginning her career with CKK, she is excited to learn and help, as well as show her passion for assisting those who can’t help themselves or have trouble doing so. She knows each client is different and needs to be treated uniquely. She has lots of experience working with people and always trying to find the best solution for each individual.
When not at work, Makaila can be found with her friends, family, or boyfriend, or her two rescue cats, Theodore and Jasper. She hopes to add dogs to her family soon. She enjoys watching movies, traveling, and going to the gym. Her proudest moments come from many years volunteering at numerous veterinary clinics and animal shelters. As an animal lover, she is especially excited to be a part of a work family that includes the “law dogs” who come to the office daily. While she is new to CKK, she is ecstatic to become a part of a family who makes a difference each day
Dr. Nahir Loyo
Dr. Nahir Loyo is a physician with 25 years of medical practice in Venezuela, where she specialized in dermatology and participated in a residency program in internal medicine. Throughout her career, Dr. Loyo has been an active member of the medical community, writing scientific articles, speaking at numerous national and international meetings, and chairing conferences and symposia. She has represented her fellow dermatological professionals both nationally and internationally as a member and the President of the Board of the Venezuelan Society of Dermatology, as a Delegate at the International League of Dermatological Societies, and as a Delegate at the Annual Meeting of Latin American Dermatologists.
In the United States, Dr. Loyo assists Cline, King, and King in medical-legal matters by reviewing and summarizing medical records and analyzing injuries, prognoses, and long-term impacts of injuries, among other tasks. Her work and opinions are supported not only by her own outstanding professional qualifications, but also by a worldwide network of medical specialists with whom she consults that she developed through her academic work over her esteemed career. Dr. Loyo alternates her medical-legal counseling with her academic work by teaching Anatomy and Physiology at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, Indiana. Dr. Loyo also speaks Spanish in addition to English, and hopes to assist clients from diverse communities more effectively