Meet Kimberly Hughes Phillips

Kim Phillips portrait

Kim is one of the founding partners of Phillips & Peters, PLLC.  Born and raised in Norfolk, Kim attended both public and private schools.  Attending Norfolk Public Schools during the era of busing, she attended Diggs Park Elementary, Bayview Elementary and Jaycox Junior High Schools before ultimately attending high school and graduating from Norfolk Collegiate School.

After graduating from Old Dominion University, Kim married a United States Infantry Officer and embarked upon a career of support and service to her husband and family.  During her husband’s military service, Kim earned a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Campbell University in 1995 and a Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law in 2005.

Kim has practiced Family Law since graduating from law school in 2005.  She regularly provides counseling to clients on matters of divorce, equitable distribution, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and adoptions. As a military dependent her entire life, she has a familiar perspective when assisting military members and spouses of military members with their Family Law needs.

In 1999 while stationed in Texas, Kim and her husband started an adoption support group for families hoping to adopt.  Having been blessed with two adopted children, Kim can relate to the needs of parents going through the adoption process.

In 2010, Phillips & Peters formed with the mission of helping families move forward.  Wanting a boutique law firm focused exclusively in the area of Family Law, Kim and her team have the ability to concentrate their time, talent and energies in a core practice area for the benefit of their clients.

In addition to practicing law and running a law firm, Kim has been involved with the local area bar associations having served as the President of the Chesapeake Bar Association in 2012, serving on the Executive Board of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, serving on various committees for the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association such as Membership (Former Chair), Professionalism, Bench Bar, and Mock Trial Committees.  Kim coordinates a mock trial program for the middle schools with the Norfolk Public Schools culminating with an annual competition.  In addition, she has researched and taught continuing legal education classes in the areas of guardian ad litem practices and military retirement benefits.  In 2016, as a certified guardian ad litem for children, Kim spoke on a panel discussion at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters on the issue of parental alienation.

When not practicing law, Kim is involved in the local business community as a Trustee Member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.  As a member of 2017 Class of LEAD Hampton Roads, she toured the Hampton Roads region engaging other sectors of the local economy and connecting with other professionals while brainstorming ways to improve and enrich the region.  In her downtime, Kim enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and her dogs at the beach.