SOAR for Justice

Meet Our Executive Director


Dovie King is an award-winning lawyer, college educator and student advisor. Her experience includes advocating on behalf of immigrant women at a restraining order legal clinic, earning her the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California named after the first African American justice of the California Supreme Court. She was also named an Outstanding Attorney and received the Public Interest Extraordinaire Award. In 2021, Dovie was honored by Emerge Massachusetts as a woman of color who is Breaking the Glass Ceiling.

Dovie has a 20-year track record representing low-income clients, such as immigrants,  special needs children, the homeless and HIV+ individuals. She is highly experienced in her field, previously working at Harvard Law School and currently as the Pre-Law Advisor at Tufts University. She is a former Equal Justice Works Fellow and social justice attorney at leading public interest organizations in New York and California.

Dovie has taught courses in labor and employment law, bankruptcy law and legal research. She is a frequent presenter and moderator at conferences and panel discussions, including programs at UC Berkeley's Institute of Industrial Relations, Georgetown Law, Harvard Law School, California Western School of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Miramar College. In 2018, she was the keynote speaker at the San Diego Paralegal Association's annual awards program.

Dovie is a first-generation college and law school graduate. She earned her BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies at Brown University, where she was a National Scholar. She earned her JD at Northeastern University School of Law, graduating as the Denise Carty-Bennia Bar Award recipient and receiving The Nation Institute's Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties. Dovie is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and formerly in New York and California. She is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Women's Bar Association.