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Cynthia A. King

Cynthia A. King

Cynthia A. King has practiced family law for more than twenty years in the Commonwealth of Virginia, focusing on custody/visitation, relocation, divorce, support, and equitable distribution issues.

Cynthia graduated with college and university honors from Carnegie Mellon University with dual B.A. degrees in Professional Writing and Creative Writing, as well as a minor in Political Science.  She earned her Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review and authored a published note entitled, “Fighting the Devil We Don’t Know: Kansas v. Hendricks, A Case Study Exploring the Civilization of Criminal Punishment and Its Ineffectiveness in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse.”  She has utilized her writing skills in practice by drafting innumerable legal memoranda, complaints, and appellate briefs.

Prior to joining WhitbeckBennett, Cynthia was a solo practitioner in Virginia Beach and served as a certified Guardian ad Litem.  In her spare time, she enjoys singing, baking pie, and rooting for the New York Rangers hockey team.

Name: Cynthia A. King

Title: Associate Attorney

Law School: William & Mary Law School, J.D.

College: Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions: Virginia State Bar
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Teaching Engagements: Guest lecturer, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 

Honors and Awards: Member, William and Mary Law Review
Adamson Award for Poetry, Carnegie Mellon University 

Publications: “Fighting the Devil We Don’t Know: Kansas v. Hendricks, A Case Study Exploring the Civilization of Criminal Punishment and its Ineffectiveness in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse,” Note, 40 Wm. & Mary Law Review 1427 (April, 1999).