Kimberly F. Austin


Kimberly F. Austin


Kim Austin brings over a decade of hands-on family law experience to her clients’ cases and has earned a reputation as a skilled advocate in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. Prior to joining Ellis Family Law, she represented individuals and families at two of Virginia’s most respected family law firms.

During the course of her career, Kim has sought to establish a strong relationship with her clients built on support, compassion, and positive results.

"In addition to obtaining a successful result, one of the most important things we can do as family law attorneys is build a connection with our clients. We want them to know that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them from the moment they hire us until the final resolution of their case, and as they move forward with their lives." – Kim Austin

In her spare time, Kim enjoys yoga, hiking, jogging, and watching collegiate sporting events with her husband.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


  • North Carolina - Pending
  • Virginia

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014-17


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • John Marshall Scholar
    • Journal of Law and Technology, Lead Articles Editor
  • James Madison University, B.S., cum laude

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • Richmond Women’s Bar Association
    • Programs Chair, 2016-17
    • Mentorship Chair, 2015-16
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Women in the Judiciary Program, 2017
  • Moderator, Richmond Mayoral Candidates Panel, 2016
  • Co-speaker, Richmond Women’s Bar Association Mentorship Reception, 2016
  • Speaker, Advanced Family Law for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level, 2012

Prior Positions

  • Friedman Law Firm, P.C.
  • Waldman & Associates, PLLC
  • Henrico Circuit Court, Henrico, Virginia (Judicial Clerk)
  • Virginia Office of the Attorney General