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Kathleen focuses her practice on education law, including the representation of school boards in special education matters such as issues relating to eligibility, placement, IEP and due process hearings. She is involved in many administrative hearings and in litigation regarding special education matters in Virginia, and has provided representation and training in other states. Kathleen has handled many OCR investigations with respect to discrimination based on race or disability. She lectures extensively on a national basis on special education issues and has also published on this subject.


  • University of Richmond School of Law, 1978, J.D.
  • University of Richmond, 1974, M.C.
  • Mary Washington College, 1970, B.S., Mathematics

  • Virginia

  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Education Law Association – Past Board Member
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
  • LRP’s School Attorneys National Special Education Advisory Council
  • University of Mary Washington
    • Rector of the University (1994-1996)
    • Board of Visitors (1989-1997)
    • Alumni Board Past President
    • Foundation Board and Chairman of the Real Estate Foundation
    • Image and Naming Committee Chair
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Council of School Attorneys

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Education Law, 2007-2020. She also received the Best Lawyers™ 2014, 2016, and 2018 Education Law "Lawyer of the Year" awards in Richmond