Kyra Howell – The Howell Law Firm, PLLC

Practice/Organization Description

Attorney Kyra Howell’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. She excels in guiding her clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her legal services include family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Kyra will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.

Kyra graduated in the top one-third of her law school class from Fordham University School of Law in 1996, having attended at night, and served as Director of Business Affairs and in-house counsel to PrimeTime 24, an entertainment company in New York City, from 1996 to 1998. Kyra then moved to Virginia and was selected as assistant telecommunications counsel to the Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Commerce Committee. She then served as Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate to Senator Frank Lautenberg, handling among other things, small business and taxation issues. After leaving Capitol Hill, Kyra was an associate at the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, where she represented companies in international trade and intellectual property legislative matters. Kyra is the founder of the The Howell Law Firm, PLLC, which opened in 2005, and she now pursues her interests of working closely with individuals by engaging in planning for parents and grandparents focused on the healthy transition of family wealth. Kyra is a member of the Estates & Trusts Section of the American Bar Association as well as the Virginia Bar Association.

Kyra’s previous work has been quoted in the Washington Post, and she has appeared in media such as MSNBC, CBC-Toronto, and Radio Free Europe. Kyra has chosen to concentrate on the Trusts and Estates area because she is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.

Most importantly, Kyra and her husband Steven are the proud parents of Mason, Lilliane, and Carson.

Bar Admissions

Virginia State Bar

New York Bar

D.C. Bar

United States Supreme Court Bar

Education

B.A., Manhattanville College, 1990

J.D., Fordham University Law School, 1996

Professional Associations & Memberships

Virginia Bar Association

Family Wealth Planning Institute

Honors and Awards

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award

Contact

P.O. Box 228
Sperryville, VA 22740, United States


Areas of Practice
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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