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An alumna of Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Ms. Kilpatrick has come back to Virginia after spending 10 years in Nevada. Now that she is back in Virginia, Ms. Kilpatrick’s focus has been immigration advocacy.
Ms. Kilpatrick assisted Latino organizations in advancing the rights of immigrants in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly. As a proud volunteer of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Ms. Kilpatrick toured central Virginia speaking to congregations about how they could help serve immigrants in their communities directly and actively.
Ms. Kilpatrick has spent a decade in the in the courtroom fighting for those whom the government seeks to send away, and she brings that same zealous advocacy to Thoronka Law Offices in her deportation and criminal defense practices.
She accrued vast criminal defense experience as a public defender in Elko, Nevada. As a juvenile justice advocate in Elko, she established a myriad of policy improvements such as abolishing the denial of “credit for time served" to children incarcerated prior to disposition as well as eliminating the juvenile detention center’s policy that denied parents visitation with their children.
In addition, Ms. Kilpatrick drafted the Fourth Judicial District Court rule repealing the practice of indiscriminately shackling children in court. She drafted specialty court legislation which allows out of state felony DUI defendants to complete treatment in their home states and avoid a mandatory prison sentence.
Ms. Kilpatrick is an adept appellate attorney who is responsible for many precedential rulings in favor of Fourth Amendment rights. She has served on the Nevada Indigent Defense Commission, Nevada’s Commission for Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Supreme Court of Nevada’s Bench Bar Committee.