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Kimberly A. Skiba-Rokosky

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Kimberly Skiba-Rokosky focuses her practice in the areas of family law, estate and trust litigation, estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships/conservatorships. Ms. Skiba-Rokosky has been practicing law since 2006 and has been with the Firm since 2015. She was made a partner of the Firm in 2017. Kimberly has dedicated herself to providing zealous representation for, and outstanding customer service to, her clients, often as she assists them through the most difficult moments of their lives.

Ms. Skiba-Rokosky graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of the Arts and obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. She has been practicing family law her entire legal career and even worked in the field as a paralegal in a small law office in Massachusetts prior to attending law school. Before joining the Firm, she was a partner at a multi-practice area firm outside of Richmond, Virginia.

Kimberly is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Among other professional associations and memberships, Ms. Skiba-Rokosky is a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association. She has authored several legal publications, including the update to the chapter on family law in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners. Kimberly has also lectured at seminars for other attorneys and for paralegals on topics in areas of family law and estate planning and related matters.

Ms. Skiba-Rokosky has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2014 and has been named by Super Lawyers as a Virginia (2011-2018) and Washington D.C. (2017-2018) “Rising Star” in the practice area of Family Law. In 2012, she was the first recipient of the Richmond Bar Association’s “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award, which was established in 2011 to honor a member who has excelled in the practice of law and has shown potential to be a leader in the profession.

Kimberly was born in and raised in New Jersey. She, her husband, their infant son, and their pets currently reside in Bethesda, Maryland. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys traveling to new places and listening to all kinds of music.

Practice Areas
  • Adoptions
  • Advance Directives
  • Appeals
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Conservatorships
  • Division of Retirement Benefits
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution of Assets
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate/Trust Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Government Employee Divorce
  • Guardianships
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Military Divorce
  • Partition Suits
  • Paternity
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Probate
  • Protective Orders
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Trusts
  • Wills
Education
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond Virginia
    J.D. – 2006
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    B.A. (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction): Psychology (English minor) – 2002
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northern Virginia Women’s Attorney Association
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Pendente Lite Support versus Permanent Support, 2017 VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar, September 13, 2017.
  • How to File an Estate in Probate Court and Working with Executors and Administrators, The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals (Institute for Paralegal Education, May 9, 2017).
  • Who’s the Expert Anyway? Serving your Client as an Expert in a Divorce Case (National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Virginia chapter, November 2, 2016)
  • Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation, Family Law: Advanced Issues and Top Challenges (National Business Institute, October 19, 2015).
  • Dividing Retirement Assets and Finding, Valuing, and Dividing Other Assets and Debts, Financial Divorce Settlements from Start to Finish (National Business Institute, March 2014).
  • Written materials for When a Party’s Freudian Slip Shows: A Mental Health and Judicial Perspective, 2009 Richmond Bench-Bar Conference, October 2009.
  • Advance Medical Directives, Living Wills, and Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney, Top Estate Planning Techniques (National Business Institute, October 2009).
  • Not Without My Daughter: Parental Kidnapping and Interstate and International Custody Disputes, Richmond Bar Association CLE, January 23, 2008.
  • Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment, Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts (National Business Institute, April 2008 (Contributing author, with Phoebe P. Hall).
  • Assisting with Estate Planning, Virginia Estate Planning and Probate Practice for
  • Paralegals (Half Moon LLCS, April 2008) (Contributing author, with Phoebe P. Hall).
  • Non-parent Custody and/or Visitation Cases, 2007 Richmond Bench-Bar Conference, October 2007.
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2011).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2010).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2009).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2008).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2007).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2006) (Contributing author, with Julie M. Cillo).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2005) (Contributing author, with Julie M. Cillo).
  • Family Law, in The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Ch. 5 (Virginia CLE Publications, 2004) (Contributing author, with Julie M. Cillo).
  • Lecturer – Pendente Lite Support versus Permanent Support, 2017 VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar, September 13, 2017.
  • Lecturer – How to File an Estate in Probate Court and Working with Executors and Administrators, The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, May 9, 2017
  • Lecturer – Who’s the Expert Anyway? Serving your Client as an Expert in a Divorce Case, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Virginia chapter, November 2, 2016.
  • Lecturer – Special Issues in Military Divorce and Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation, Family Law: Advanced Issues and Top Challenges, National Business Institute, October 19, 2015
  • Lecturer – Domestic Relations Issues, Northern Virginia Women’s Center, August 15, 2015.
  • Lecturer – Not Without My Daughter: Parental Kidnapping and Interstate and International Custody Disputes, Metropolitan Richmond Family Law Bar Association CLE, June 12, 2014.
  • Lecturer – Dividing Retirement Assets and Finding, Valuing and Dividing Other Assets
    and Debts, Financial Divorce Settlements from Start to Finish (National Business Institute, March 2014).
  • Lecturer – Basic Estate Planning, Ampthill Presbyterian Church Senior’s Program, December 4, 2012.
  • Lecturer – Basic Estate Planning, James River Rotary Club, August 25, 2010.
  • Lecturer – Local Women Who Mean Business, CBS Channel 6, Richmond, Virginia, August 23, 2010.
  • Lecturer – Closing Arguments, Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-law Institute, July 21, 2010.
  • Lecturer – Estate Planning 101: Making Those Important Decisions in Advance So Your Loved Ones Don’t Have To, Webinar for Leahy & Clair, June 24, 2010.
  • Lecturer – Advance Medical Directives, Living Wills, and Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney, Top Estate Planning Techniques, National Business Institute, October 2009.
  • Lecturer – From Henrico to the Hague: A Primer on Interstate and International Custody and Jurisdiction Cases, 2008 Richmond Bench Bar Conference, October 2008.
  • Lecturer – Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment, Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, National Business Institute, April 2008 (Contributing speaker, with Phoebe P. Hall).
  • Lecturer – Assisting with Estate Planning, Virginia Estate Planning and Probate Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon LLCS, April 2008 (Contributing speaker, with Phoebe P. Hall).
  • Lecturer – Not Without My Daughter: Parental Kidnapping and Interstate and International Custody Disputes, Richmond Bar Association CLE, January 23, 2008.
Reported Decisions and Notable Results
  • McPhail v. McPhail, No. 0556-12-2, 2012 WL 4355133 (Va. App. Sept. 25, 2012)
    (unpublished)
  • Harbison v. Harbison, No. 0247-09-02, 2010 WL 87200 (Va. App. Jan. 12, 2010)
    (unpublished)
  • Broadhead v. Broadhead, Nos. 0923-092, 1097-09-2, 2010 WL 927219 (Va. App. March
    16, 2010) (unpublished).
Community Involvement
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)
Accomplishments/Honors
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2014
  • Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2011-2018
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2017-2018
  • Richmond Bar Association “Young Lawyer of the Year” award, March 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, May 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, May 2014