Former Alabama AG Troy King starts law firm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's former attorney general, Troy King, is opening a law practice in Montgomery.

King announced Wednesday that he and longtime Montgomery attorney Chip Nix have formed the firm King and Nix.

King worked in state government positions for 16 years, including the last six years as attorney general. He left office Jan. 17 after being defeated by Luther Strange in the Republican primary.

King said he fought for all Alabamians as attorney general and now he will be "fighting for one Alabamian at a time" as a private lawyer.

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