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Virginia A S Kling

Family Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Virginia

Learn Virginia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    I have extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, abuse/neglect, adoption and guardianship. As the client, YOU come first. While it is always better to reach a settlement if possible, I am prepared to litigate when necessary to achieve the best results for the client.

    16 years, 150 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    I have litigated hundreds of civil protection order cases on behalf of domestic violence victims and am well equipped to help you with both the legal and the emotional challenges you wil face in domestic violence court.

    12 years, 200 cases

  6. Adoption

Virginia Kling has extensive experience in litigating family law cases on behalf of parents, caregivers and children. Most recently, Ms. Kling served as Legal Director of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project where, in addition to being responsible for the oversight of legal issues and attorney training programs, she represented clients in custody, divorce, civil protection order and child support proceedings. Ms. Kling previously had a private family law practice in which she represented adults and children in the District of Columbia and Maryland, including custody, divorce, child support, neglect, adoption and guardianship matters. Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Kling was a partner at Baach Robinson and Lewis, an associate at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable James A. Belson of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


Brody Kling PLLC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 432
Washington, DC, 20008

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Posted by Helene | August 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great negotiator and always on your side
Virginia Kling is the lawyer you want on your side for any complex, difficult, divorce case. She is incredibly thorough, thoughtful, and detailed. She knows family law inside out and creatively comes up with precedents that can be applied to the case and help move negotiations forward. Her listening skills are matched only by her patience -- she will really try to take in and address all your concerns, and work in tandem with other skilled professionals when necessary (e.g. forensic accounting expert). Meetings whether in person or over the phone are conducted efficiently, well prepared, and I love that Virginia is always easily accessible for any question or follow-up, and turns things and documents around in record time. She drafts exceedingly well, and I felt she was my advocate at every step and kept my goal (to achieve a fair, balanced, settlement with adequate safeguards for my children's custody) first and foremost throughout the protracted, long, and difficult negotiations. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a tough, yet open, balanced, and highly personable, divorce attorney.
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Posted by Erin | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Virginia was not only an excellent lawyer, but truly cared about my case. She was extremely detail oriented and took time to learn the specifics of my case. She produced several written briefs for my case, and even other lawyers spoke highly of how well they were prepared. It was an incredibly challenging time, but having a lawyer as capable and as caring as Virginia made such a huge positive difference!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brody Kling PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Legal Director
  • DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Baach Robinson & Lewis
  • 1992 - 1999
  • Of Counsel
  • Nussbaum & Wald
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Clerk to Hon. James A. Belson
  • DC Court of Appeals
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • Georgetown Universtiy Law Center
  • JD
  • 1986
  • Williams College
  • JD
  • 1976
  • University of Maryland
  • N/A


  • District of Columbia Women's Bar Association
  • Working Parents Forum - Co Chair
  • 1992 - 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
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Honors and Awards

  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • DC Access to Justice Commission and DC Bar Pro Bono Center
  • 2018
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • DC Access to Justice Commission & DC Bar Pro Bono Center
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award
  • DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2009
  • Trial Advocacy Award
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute
  • Child Custody
  • 2019
  • Law Workshop
  • Divorce, Custody and Child Support in Maryland
  • 2018
  • Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute
  • Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Orders
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Virginia
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Virginia is an excellent, conscientious lawyer who works hard and advocates effectively for her clients. Her expertise in all matters of family law is unmatched. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Virginia is a hardworking and dedicated attorney. She was my co-counsel on a complex divorce turned annulment case and her professionalism and preparation was unparallelled."

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Washington Family Lawyer Virginia A S Kling
Virginia A S Kling
Family Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 37 years
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