Get to Know Your Team

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Kerry McClung

Owner // Lead Attorney

Kerry is a proud double spider, graduating with honors from the University of Richmond's Westhampton College and T.C. Williams School of Law.  Throughout her career she has represented underserved and disadvantaged adults and children - earning her the Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence in the Children's Defense Clinic, Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2020 and 2021, and New World Report Family Lawyer of the Year (VA) for 2021.​

Kerry remains committed to helping those going through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether you're fighting for your kids, going through a challenging divorce, helping your aging parents, or recovering from a painful injury, Kerry's there to fight by your side.

 

When not helping individuals in the courtroom, Kerry continues to give back to her community. She is on the Executive Board for Beyond Boundaries and American Sign Language Champs, organizations that believe “adventure is for everyone” and teach sign language to anyone that wants to learn. She was also recently elected as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Inn of Court. If you cannot find her at the office or volunteering, she is likely in her garden, hanging out with her dog, or enjoying time at the river.​

Kerry is licensed to practice in both state and local federal courts. 

Chase Whittaker

J.D. Associate

Chase is an alumnus of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor; San Diego State University, where he earned degrees in Public Health and Political Science; and University of California San Diego - Extension, where he received ABA-certification as a paralegal.

When working with us, you'll most likely work with Chase on custody & visitation, abuse and neglect, estate planning, divorce, and guardianship and conservatorship cases.

Chase is also a former Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Henrico, where he represented ten children over two years.

For his work, Chase has earned the Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence in the Children's Defense Clinic, a Certificate in Family Law with Distinction, and a Certificate for Pro Bono achievements from the University of Richmond; the Zahn Spirit of Innovation Award from San Diego State University; and several others.

Outside his role as an advocate, Chase enjoys taking his dogs on hikes, cooking, baking, and traveling - 26 countries, 6 continents, and counting!

804-452-7850  //  chase@mcclung.law 

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Laura Robinson

Student Attorney

Laura is originally from North Carolina where she graduated from North Carolina State University with her Bachelor of Social Work and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her Master’s in Social Work. Upon graduation, Laura moved to Philadelphia where she worked as a Child Advocate Social Worker at the Defender’s Association of Philadelphia assisting in the representation of children who are experiencing abuse, neglect, or dependency. 

Laura was brought to Virginia to attend law school at the University of Richmond where she is currently in her third year. Laura has focused a lot on criminal and juvenile law during her time in law school. She has worked with the Children’s Defense Clinic and has interned at multiple Public Defender’s offices around Virginia. Laura’s past work with families and children led her to McClung & Associates. 

Beyond work, Laura is a triathlete, a pup-mom, an avid sports fan and on the search for the best charcuterie board Richmond has to offer!

804-548-6565  //  laura@mcclung.law