Featured In Network Attorney: Donita M. King

A very important part of LegalEASE are our In Network attorneys. Our company highlights attorneys who have made significant contributions in their areas of law and maintain impeccable standards of excellence for their clients and communities. We would like to introduce you to Attorney Donita M. King. Visit her website at www.donitakinglaw.com

Ms. King is an attorney, arbitrator, Virginia Supreme Court Certified mediator, mediator mentor and Alternative Dispute Resolution trainer in both family and civil fields. She has mediated thousands of cases in a variety of legal areas, including financial and international family cases, and is a practicing collaborative law attorney and family law litigator, which includes handling Hague (international parental abduction) cases. In addition, she teaches mediation skills at the University of Richmond Law School. As of 2019, Ms. King is one of a select number of participants who have met all the requirements and received certification as an appellate mediator for the Court of Appeals of Virginia Mediation Pilot Project. 

When she’s not in the office helping clients, Donita enjoys spending time with her Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. As an animal lover, she supports the ASPCA and Humane organizations. Growing up in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic background, Donita enjoys meeting people from other places. She enjoys the performing arts and is a continuous student of ancient civilizations. Additionally, she’s an active member of her church. www.donitakinglaw.com

What’s your favorite movie?
"I am a movie fan and my son is a director, producer, actor, and fight choreographer in Hollywood. So, it depends on my mood and there are many favorites. A fun, campy movie is "The Mummy" with Brendan Fraser since Egyptology up to the 18th Dynasty is a hobby of mine and I often enjoy movies that have action and are fun.”

What’s a fun fact about you?
I enjoy travel, but not to "touristy" places; I prefer places where you can get a feel for the culture and people. One of my favorite places is the Yucatan Peninsula (including Merida), as the study of pre-Columbian civilizations is also a hobby of mine. I have read the original accounts written in Spanish by Cortez and Columbus in the reports to the King and Queen of Spain.

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1978
Virginia, 1999
District of Columbia, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships
Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board - Board Member / Standing Committee
Virginia Bar Association - Joint ADR Council - Council Chair, 2015
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association - Member
Collaborative Professionals of Richmond (CPR) - Member
Virginia Association of Collaborative Professionals (VACP) - Founding Member
International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) - Member

Villanova University, J.D., 1978
LaSalle University, B.A., Economic Honor Society Pres., 1975