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Kathleen M. Knudsen


Virginia Beach
Business Phone: 757.687.7759
Business Fax: 757.687.7510


Kathleen is an associate in the Financial Services Litigation section whose practice includes work in consumer law, business disputes, and commercial litigation in both federal and state court. Specifically, Kathleen focuses on defending against claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), as well as other federal and state statutes, and common law.

Kathleen graduated first in her class from Regent University School of Law and was named the Outstanding Graduate by faculty choice. In law school, Kathleen was a member of the Honors Program and served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Regent University Law Review. Prior to law school, Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State University and worked for several years with small businesses and non-profit organizations. Following law school, Kathleen served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, known nationally as the “Rocket Docket” for its reputation as the fastest federal trial docket in the United States.


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • James Kent Inn of Court

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders, LLP, 2017-present
  • Judicial Law Clerk, United States District Court, 2016-2017
  • Judicial Intern, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 2014-2015
  • Judicial Intern, Michigan Supreme Court, 2014



  • Regent University, J.D., 2016
  • Thomas Edison State University, B.S., 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Mark Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 9/19/2016 - 9/1/2017