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Ms. King graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and has been practicing law since 2005. Ms. King worked in the Loudoun County Office of the Public Defender for approximately seven years where she gained valuable trial experience. As an Assistant Public Defender, Ms. King represented clients in all types of criminal matters ranging from traffic offenses to larcenies, drug possessions, fraud, rape, and murder. Ms. King has served as a member of the Bench Bar Committee for the Loudoun General District Court as well as a member of the Loudoun County Bar Association.
Prior to her tenure in the Public Defender's Office, Ms. King worked as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Buckingham County, VA where she prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony cases. This opportunity allowed Ms. King to see both sides of the courtroom and gain a better overall perspective of the criminal justice system.
Ms. King was born and raised in Fairfax County. Ms. King attended the College of William and Mary where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a minor in Sociology. She then went on to receive her juris doctor from University of Virginia School of Law in 2005. While at the UVA Law, Ms. King participated in moot court and served on the editorial board for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. Ms. King participated in the Prosecution Clinic offered through the law school and worked for Professor Paul Mahoney, who is currently the Dean of UVA Law. During law school, Ms. King also clerked at Venable LLP located in Washington, D.C.
Ms. King currently resides in Purcellville, VA where she resides on a small farm with her dogs and horses. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, she can often be seen hiking the Appalachian Trail or riding her bike along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. Ms. King also volunteers for several animal rescues and is always willing to offer pro bono legal services to any animal rescue in need of help.
Email Kelly at [email protected] or call 571-252-9887.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2005||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Principal||Law Office of Kelly L. King, PLLC||2018 - Present|
|Partner||King Downing PLC||2015 - 2018|
|Assistant Public Defender||Loudoun County Public Defender's Office||2008 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Loudoun County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Loudoun County Bar Association, General District Court Bench Bar Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Member (inactive)||2007 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Active Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Virginia School of Law||JD||2005|
|College of William and Mary||BBA||2002|
|Threat to Bomb||Acquitted|
|Second Degree Murder||Reduced to manslaughter|
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