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.Email Kelly