Phone: (717) 556-1016

Darlene K. King, Esq.


Darlene K. King, Esq., Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Risk Mitigation and Safety group, has more than 20 years of healthcare litigation experience. Darlene continues to concentrate her practice in the representation of hospitals, doctors, and healthcare professionals in healthcare litigation. She guides healthcare clients with issues involving risk management, crisis management, and quality assurance. She oversees loss control and risk management platforms for several captive professional liability insurance programs, some national in scope.

Darlene has been very involved with analyzing risk management and claims reduction strategies, development of specialty-specific risk mitigation programs, electronic medical record implications in litigation, medical ethics, and physician health risk management initiatives.

Darlene’s comprehensive healthcare litigation experience encompasses all aspects of professional negligence litigation from inception to trial. She also has advised clients concerning compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations and has represented healthcare clients before the state licensing board.

Darlene is regularly invited to speak at national conferences. These include the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Physicians Insurers Association of America Medical Liability Conference, and Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium. Additionally, she has co-authored numerous articles on healthcare related issues.


Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1995

Millersville University, B.S., cum laude, 1991




U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Lancaster Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Defense Research Institute

National Association of Professional Women

Samaritan Counseling Center, Former Board Member


Medicolegal Issues for Radiologists: To Divulge or Not to Divulge: Diagnostic Misses and Errors, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 26, 2018

Medicolegal Issues for Radiologists: To Divulge or Not to Divulge: Diagnostic Misses and Errors, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 1, 2017

FDA Medical Device Reporting and Investigation Overview, Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management Annual Fall Conference, Reading, PA, September 21-22, 2017

What Cardiothoracic Surgeons Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Protection in the Modern Era of Healthcare Reform, Public Reporting, and Social Media, Delaware Valley Society of Thoracic Surgeons, King of Prussia, PA, October 26, 2016

Medical Malpractice in Urology: How to Prevent and Defend 3.0, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 6-10, 2016

Key Quality Metrics for 2016: Are you in Compliance?, Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 23 – 26, 2016

Medical Malpractice: How to Prevent and Defend, North Central Section of the AUA Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, November 12, 2015

Selected Publications

A New Era of Transparency: Prepare for the Inevitable, Co-authored with James W. Saxton, Esq., EndoEconomics, Fall/Winter 2017

Patient Engagement and the Gateway ‘Patient Experience’, Co-authored with James W. Saxton, Esq., Inside Medical Liability, September 2017

Add Another Tool to the Defense Toolkit Courtesy of the ACA, Co-authored with James W. Saxton. Esq., Inside Medical Liability, April 2016

I was Sued…Now What, Co-authored with James W. Saxton, Esq., AAE Communique, February 2016

How to Avoid a Lawsuit: Steps Endodontists Can Take to Anticipate and Prevent Legal Action, Co-authored with James W. Saxton, Esq., AAE Communique, January 2016


Stay informed with firm updates, legal news, and industry resources sent directly to your inbox.



280 Granite Run Drive, Suite 300
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 556-1000
Fax: (717) 441-3810



4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: (717) 216-5505
Fax: (717) 547-1900



100 Deerfield Lane, Suite 240
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: (484) 328-8500
Fax: (484) 713-52410

Send us a message

11 + 15 =

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This