Darlene K. King, Esq.

Phone: (717) 556-1016

Darlene is Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Risk Mitigation and Safety group. With more than 20 years of health care litigation experience, Darlene continues to concentrate her practice in the representation of hospitals, doctors and health care professionals in health care litigation.  She guides health care 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 health care 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 health care 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 health care related issues.


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





Risk Mitigation and Safety


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

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

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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