Kelly King

Ms. King is a partner with King Downing PLC 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 is currently 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 the American Belgian Malinois Rescue (ABMR) and is always willing to offer pro bono legal services to any animal rescue in need of help.

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