Attorney Kate Lennon Ellis

Katherine Lennon Ellis


Kate applies her passion for the strategy of litigation and her eye toward the finer details of each case to optimize outcomes for her clients.

Get To Know Kate

Kate represents clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts across the Commonwealth at both the trial and appellate court levels. Her attention to detail and passion for litigation strategy allows Kate to look for ways to optimize outcomes for her clients from the start of each case. Kate's approach has allowed her to take numerous hearings and trials to successful outcomes.

Kate was raised in a small town in Upstate New York near the lower edge of the Adirondack mountains. During her final semester of college, Kate moved to Washington, D.C. to intern at the Supreme Court of the United States. Her semester in D.C. ultimately led Kate to attend law school at William & Mary. After law school, Kate served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David W. Lannetti and Michelle J. Atkins in the Norfolk Circuit Court. It was during her clerkship that Kate decided to call Virginia home.

Kate is active in the community, serving on multiple boards of community organizations, participating in local and state-wide bar associations, and volunteering her time regularly. In her free time, you might see Kate running a race around Hampton Roads or just running in her favorite Norfolk neighborhoods. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, and their three dogs: Murphy, Ellis, and Jack.



William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

St. John Fisher College, B.A., summa cum laude



U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia 


  • James Kent American Inn of Court
  • Larchmont Edgewater Civic League, Treasurer
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
  • The Planning Council, Board Member 
  • Virginia Bar Association 

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