Troy has spent his entire career working for the people of Alabama, serving two Alabama Governors and one Attorney General while also completing a six year tenure as Attorney General. After becoming a founding partner of the Law Offices of Troy King, Troy has built a hard and well-earned reputation for standing up for the most vulnerable in Alabama. He waged war on child pornographers and sex offenders, those who prey on and hurt our children. A father of three, Troy explained, “Our children are our most precious resource.”
Troy was also a driven protector of Alabama’s seniors, pursuing those who prey on the elderly relentlessly. So important did he consider this work that his first official act as Attorney General was to create the Family Protection Unit, a new team of lawyers in the Office of the Attorney General charged with the sole task of protecting Alabama’s families, from our children to our grandparents. A string of convictions proved that, to Troy, his was not a job, it was a calling. “I always heard the cries of those no one else listened for and counted it a privilege to fight for them. Nothing tells you more about a society than the way they treat their vulnerable citizens. I was proud to always treat them as my most important priorities.”
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
When the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded off Alabama’s gulf coast, Troy once again led. In so doing, he had to buck his own state’s governor. When no one else in the state moved to hold the oil giant to account for its destruction of the coast, Troy sued them. Alabama was the first state to do so. That willingness to do what was right, no matter the political cost, positioned Alabama as the leader in the governmental litigation against BP and, more than anything, allowed Alabama to recover $2.3 billion dollars in restitution.