Kingi is a criminal defence lawyer and youth advocate. He acts on private instruction and on criminal legal aid cases in PAL categories 1 - 3.
Prior to starting as barrister, he worked for four years at the office of the Crown Solicitor for Auckland, Meredith Connell, specialising in the prosecution of serious crime. Kingi has recently returned to Aotearoa having spent time overseas studying at an American University.
Kingi is from Ngā Puhi, Te Whakatohea, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāi Tahu iwi. He is also a speaker of Te Reo Māori.
Outside of work, he enjoys surfing and walking his dog Missy.