About Us

Julie A. King focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, probate and chancery litigation, closely held business planning, tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving. She represents individuals, business and farm owners and corporate fiduciaries throughout Virginia.

Mrs. King works with individuals and families in developing estate plans that accomplish both tax and personal goals, including ownership succession issues, the use of limited liability companies (LLCs), family limited partnerships (FLPs) and other techniques to transfer wealth. She represents individual and corporate executors and trustees in matters including probate, will contests and other estate disputes, and proceedings to modify and interpret will and trust documents. She also has extensive experience working with charitable organizations and their governing boards in obtaining federal tax-exempt status and with ongoing compliance issues.


Wake Forest University, 1993 B.A., Cum Laude
University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, 1998 J.D.


“Best Lawyers in America,” Woodward and White, Since 2009
Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Law & Politics, 2008, 2009, 2010

Community Service

Local Food Hub

  • Board Member, 2012 to present

Community Tax Law Project

  • Pro Bono Attorney

FOCUS Women’s Resource

  • Board Member and Secretary, 2004-2005


Annual Speaker, 2009-2012, Focusing on Forest Land Transfer to Generation ‘NEXT’

Speaker, July 2012, Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs

Speaker, November 2011, Virginia State Bar Midyear Legal Seminar, Athens, Greece

  • “The Tax Relief Act of 2010: Temporary Relief and Opportunities for Clients, Planning Challenges for Attorneys”

Speaker, June 2011, Virginia Land Conservation Conference 2011

Speaker, October 2010, Rural Land and Agribusiness Update


“Deductibility of Investment Advisory Fees; Above or Below the Two Percent Floor: O’Neill, Mellon Bank, What’s Next?” (Co-Author), Virginia State Bar Trust and Estates Section Newsletter, Volume 18, No. 1, Winter, 2003
“Sweeping Up the Two Percent Floor: Scott v. United States and the Deductibility of Investment Advisory Fees” (Co-Author), American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Volume 38, No. 3, Fall, 2003
“How Do You Spell GST Tax Relief? E-G-T-R-R-A of 2001,” (Co-Author), Probate Practice Reporter, Vol. 13, Number 10, October 2001

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Virginia Bar Association

  • Legislative Committee, Trust and Estates Section, 2004

Virginia State Bar

  • Past Chair, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Board of Governors, Trusts and Estates Section, 2004-2011
  • Member, Since 1998