Kimberly H. Phillips

Kimberly H. Phillips standing in downtown Norfolk

Kimberly H. Phillips, Esquire

As a young student in Norfolk, I always wanted to be an attorney. I come from a family of public servants and I very much wanted to serve my community too. I dedicated my practice of law in the area of family law for the entirety of my legal career wanting to hone my skills for the benefit of my clients and the practice area.

Recognizing that people in need of family law assistance are often at one of the most stressful times of their lives, it is critical that I listen to the client and that I communicate in a manner that the client can understand. I am committed to tailoring a strategy for my clients that aligns with the stated goals. For additional information about my background, professional associations and community involvement, please see the links below.

  • J.D., Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2005
  • M.Ed., Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina, 1995
  • B.S., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1988
  • Associate, Bowman Green Hampton & Kelly, PLLC, 2005-2010
  • Intern, The Honorable James E. Bradberry, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Summer 2004
  • Intern, Chesapeake Circuit Court, 2003-2004
  • Intern, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney, Summer 2003
  • Influential Women of Law Class of 2021
  • Substitute Judge 2015 – 2020
  • Leadership Award, 2020, Hampton Roads Chamber
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine Best Of Reader’s Choice 2020 – Best Law Firm (Southside)
  • Hampton Roads Chamber – Norfolk Division Board
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
    • Domestic Relations Section
  • Super Lawyers of Virginia – Rising Star, 2013-2015
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite in Family/Domestic Relations, 2017-2021 
  • Top Lawyer – Adoption, Marital, and Family Law: Coastal Virginia Magazine 2017 – 2021
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Member
    • Executive Board Member 2016 – 2019
    • Former Committees: Mock Trial (Chair), Bench Bar, Professionalism, Membership (Former Chair), Programs (Former Chair)
  • Adjunct Professor, Regent University School of Law – Civil Pre-Trial and Practice, Corporations, Advanced Torts, 2011-2015
  • Chesapeake Bar Association, Past President-2012
  • Old Dominion University Alumni Board Member, 2018-2019
  • Susan G. Komen, Tidewater Affiliate Board Member, 2018-2019
  • Norfolk Public Schools Mock Judiciary
    • Program Coordinator 2015
    • Co-Coordinator 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Norfolk Public Schools Mock Judiciary: Team Coach 2013 & 2014
  • Hermitage Museum Exhibit Docent, Former Young Associates Board Member
  • Lochhaven Civic League
  • Sacred Heart Church, Member & Former High School Catechist Teacher
  • CHKD Downtown Circle Member 2014-2016, CHKD 2015 Tour de Cuisine, Homeowner’s Chair
  • Living It Up Downtown – Tour de Cuisine, Committee Member, 2018
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce: Trustee Member
  • LEAD Hampton Roads: Class of 2017

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