“Mediate or Collaborate, Then if Necessary Litigate.” – Donita M. King, Esq.
Donita King Law Offices, PLC located in Richmond, Virginia represents clients in legal matters including mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, facilitation, family litigation and document review drafting.
The firm believes that traditional litigation is not the only way to resolve disputes Alternative dispute resolution allows them to work with clients without the need to go to court. Founding attorney Donita King has the experience and knowledge to help clients reach an agreement. She works with each new client to review their case and determine the best method moving forward. At Donita M. King Law Offices they have a personal approach towards clients and a proven track record of advocating client disputes and successfully resolving their case.
Donita King founder of Donita King Law Offices changed the name of the firm in 2016, after her partner’s retirement from CMG Collaborative Law Offices. As a founding partner at CMG, Donita grew her knowledge of different ways to resolve conflict. She became a certified mediator trainer during that time.
Donita M. King spent the first 24 years of her career as a corporate in-house and general counsel for Fortune 100 companies. This is where she learned about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices that focus on reaching agreements through mediation, collaboration, and facilitation methods.
She continues her commitment to providing individuals and companies alike a wide range of effective ADR services before turning to litigation. As an experienced certified mediator, she has helped countless clients resolve issues without the need to go to court or final hearing. Ms. King takes her vast experience in and outside of the courtroom to bring the right service to each client.
Donita M. King is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, 1978, Virginia, 1999 and the District of Columbia in 2004. She is certified as a mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia and is an approved ADR trainer and mentor, also by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
In addition, she is an approved Collaborative Law Trainer and FINRA authorized arbitrator and mediator. 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.
Donita M. King received her J.D. from Villanova University in 1978 and B.A. from LaSalle University in 1975. She is an active member of the greater Richmond community. Ms. King is a member of the Virginia, Pennsylvania, and D.C. State Bars. She also serves as a University of Richmond School of Law Adjunct Professor of Mediation.
In Virginia, Donita King previously served on the Virginia Bar Association Joint ADR Council (2015 Chair), and served for several years on the Governor of Virginia’s Interagency Dispute Resolution Council. Ms. King currently serves as a board member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board by appointment of the Virginia Supreme Court. Ms. King has been active with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Women in Business as well. Se habla espanol.
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.
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