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Donita King

9100 Arboretum Pkwy, Ste.185
Richmond, Virginia 23236
United States
Office Phone: 8043402995
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

I am a collaborative practice attorney, arbitrator, certified mediator and authorized trainer (VA Supreme Court, Dispute Resolution). I am licensed in Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. I have substantial experience in the areas of domestic relations (including cross-border family and preventive parental kidnapping) law and mediation, insurance and financial services, personal injury, labor and employment, business, real estate, construction, landlord-tenant, and health law. I speak spanish and am a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ('FINRA') neutral arbitrator (chair status) and authorized mediator.

I am proficient in using technology for virtual meetings, negotiations and sessions while taking measures to enable privacy and security.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation (Family and Civil), VA Supreme Court authorized ADR Trainer, Early Case Evaluation, Arbitrator, Adjunct Professor of Mediation (University of Richmond Law School); Hague Attorney (Family law); International Parental Abduction Prevention Mediator
License(s): VA Bar ~D.C. Bar ~PA BAR

Professional Activities

VA Bar and VA Bar Association Joint ADR Committee Member; 2015 Council Chair ~Formerly Virginia Governor's Interagency Dispute Resolution Council ~VA Bar Disciplinary Board

Undergraduate Education

La Salle University, BA Economics (1975)

Minor - Hispanic Literature

President of Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economic Honor Society

Postgraduate Education

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Designation ("CPCU")- Insurance Industry designation
<br>Series 6 Licensed

Professional Education

Villanova University School of Law, JJD (1978)


I have a collaborative law practice including divorce and civil matters, and train collaborative professionals in basic and advance collaborative skills. I am also a VA Supreme Court Authorized Mediator (Family and Civil - all levels), ADR Trainer and Mediator Mentor. I have conducted well over 8,000 mediations as of 2015; at least 65% of those were in the Family area. I continue to handle at least 75-100 cases each year. I am on the US State Dept, Office of Children's Issues as a trained international parental abduction prevention mediator, and a referral source for Hague Petitions. Further, I speak Spanish.
Training Offered

Team Training for Collaborative Professionals May 2010
Interest-Based Negotiation for Collaborative Professionals 30 hrs.;(October 1-3, 2009)
Basic Collaborative Practice (May 30 & 31, 2008; October 2 & 3, 2008)
Complex Civil Mediation
Mediator Ethics
Virginia Judicial System
Parenting Education - Co-Parenting Skills
Practical Application of Intuitive Skills for personal and business decision-making

Training Conducted

Collaborative Training for Attorneys
Interest-Based Negotiation for Collaborative Professionals (30 hrs).
Complex Civil Mediation
Mediator Ethics
Virginia Judicial System
Parenting Education - Co-Parenting Skills
Tips for Mediating with Attorneys

Collaborative Training Offered

Collaborative Team Training - May and October 2008

Collaborative Training Reference

Will Shewmake,Esq. (See IACP Profile); also wshewmake@sb-law.com; 804-282-8800

Rod Mathews, Esq.: rod.mathews@troutmansanders.com