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Robert E. King, Esq. and Jennifer S. King founded Legally Nanny® on the premise that people should be able to hire nannies, caregivers and other household employees legally and without unnecessary effort and expense.

When Bob and Jennifer decided to hire a nanny for their daughter, they were determined to hire someone legally. However even as an experienced labor & employment attorney, Bob spent countless hours researching the complicated federal and state statutes and regulations governing household employees.

Frustratingly, no one could provide all the California and federal legal and tax information in one easy to understand place and for one flat fee. Thus, the concept of Legally Nanny was born.

At Legally Nanny, we are committed to helping you hire your nanny legally, maximizing your tax savings, and providing you with more time to spend with your family.


Educational & Professional Backgrounds

Bob graduated from Georgetown University magna cum laude. After college, he was awarded a Rotary International Fellowship and studied at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Upon returning to the U.S., Bob worked for several years and then attended the University of Chicago Law School where he graduated with Honors.

Since graduation, Bob has practiced labor & employment law in Orange County, California. He represents household employers, homecare and domestic employment agencies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of legal matters, including defending against claims and litigation from employees and charges and investigations from government agencies.  OC Metro Magazine and Coast Magazine named Bob one of the top lawyers in Orange County, and Bob has a "Superb" rating on Avvo, a website rating lawyers nationwide.

Bob advises clients on hiring, evaluation, accommodation and termination matters; wage and hour issues; workplace policies, handbooks, agreements and contracts; and resolving client and business disputes. Bob served on the Board of Directors for the Home Care Association of America, and serves as the General Counsel for the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies. Bob previously served on the Board of Directors for the International Nanny Association, and is active with CAHSAH. Bob also has served as an expert witness on calculating the cost of childcare in divorce proceedings; household employment matters dealing with nannies, caregivers, and domestic employment and homecare agencies; and human resource issues.

Jennifer is Legally Nanny’s chief marketing officer. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications magna cum laude from Pepperdine University and a master's degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication.

Jennifer has more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing, most recently for a Fortune 500 company.

She focuses on client service and continuing Legally Nanny’s growth. She also brings an understanding of what it's like to be a working mom.

Outside of the office, Bob and Jennifer are active in the community, including serving on the Boards of Directors for their homeowners associations and PTA, as well as their church. Bob previously served on the Boards of Directors for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and local chapters of Rotary International, Junior Achievement, the Salvation Army, the Georgetown Club of Orange County, Excellence in Irvine, and the Advancement of People with Disabilities.

Legally Nanny has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Parenting Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Parenthood.com, The Street.com, Bloomberg Television, KABC Los Angeles Channel 7 News, The New York Daily News, OC Metro Magazine, The Entrepreneur Magazine Law & Money Show, L.A. and Bay Area Parent Magazines, California Lawyer Magazine, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, and Orange County Lawyer Magazine. Bob also contributed to the books "How To Hire & Retain Your Household Help," "How To Hire A Nanny," and "Help!! How To Find, Hire, Train & Maintain Your Household Help."

Legally Nanny is a member of the International Nanny Association and the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, and Bob is a member of CAHSAH and the Home Care Association of America.