Kristine M.


Kristine Ellison represents corporate clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation and class action cases involving claims under various state consumer protection laws and federal laws such as the civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. She represents her clients on both the trial and appellate levels and regularly appears in the state and federal courts of Virginia.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Kristine was a litigation associate at a law firm in Washington, DC. There, she focused on commercial litigation and business disputes with an emphasis on employment and professional liability issues.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyer® "Rising Stars" (2016)

Professional Activities

Member, George Mason American Inn of Court
Member, Steering Committee of Appellate Advocacy Section, Defense Research Institute
Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Member, Federalist Society
Member, American Bar Association

  • J.D., cum laude, George Mason University School of Law, Civil Rights Law Journal, Associate Editor, Moot Court Board, National Team
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Maryland, College Park
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Honorable Rossie D. Alston Jr., Court of Appeals of Virginia

Honorable Lorraine Nordlund, Fairfax Circuit Court

  • Italian

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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