Kari Munro focuses her practice on advocacy for individual healthcare providers and medical practices throughout Virginia. As part of the firm’s medical malpractice group, she assists clients with negligence claims, Department of Health Professions investigations, medical credentialing issues, and Section 1983 constitutional law claims. Ms. Munro’s advanced degrees in business and related law, with an emphasis on finance, accounting, and tax, give her a unique ability to provide strategic counseling to healthcare providers managing various forms of litigation risk. Based in the firm’s Roanoke office, Kari assists clients with matters throughout Virginia, including in Southwestern Virginia, Greater Richmond, and Tidewater.
In her earlier career, Kari represented a variety of companies in cases involving intellectual property, federal and state employment matters, breach of contract disputes, and non-competition agreements. Kari also handled civil and criminal appeals in Virginia and California state courts on behalf of firms specializing in appellate law. Before the Sixth Appellate District in California, for example, Kari served as a member of the appellate team responsible for litigating ownership of real and personal property under canon as well as California property law. The appellate court upheld her argument that such property remained vested in the church. From this work, Kari redesigned the church’s canon laws and governing documents to ensure that future controversies about ecclesiastical authority would be resolved in favor of the synod. The proposed structure was subsequently adopted by the synod and continues to govern the church’s worldwide ministry today.
After her initial experience in private practice, Kari served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, where she represented the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia in criminal cases. As a prosecutor, Kari litigated in state and federal courts from indictment through trial and appeal. She handled felony cases involving white collar crime and fraud, tax offenses, immigration, narcotics, firearms, and violent crime in both state and federal court. Her wide-ranging corporate and litigation experience makes her invaluable to FA+P and its clients, who often face diverse (and sometimes novel) procedural and substantive issues.
In addition to her practice at FA+P, Kari serves as the Visiting Director of the Tax Clinic and Professor of Practice at Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she supervises third-year law student interns representing clients with state and federal tax controversies, including litigation in the United States Tax Court. Kari’s teaching and lecture experience includes courses in business, finance, entrepreneurship, tax, and organizational behavior.
- Duke University (LL.M.)
- University of Michigan, Ross School of Business (J.D.)
- University of Virginia (J.D.)
- University of California, Davis (B.A.)
Areas of Practice:
- Medical Malpractice
- Healthcare Law
- Virginia Board of Medicine Investigations
- State and Federal Appeals
- Local Government Defense
- Employment Defense
- Intellectual Property Litigation and Counseling
- United States Tax Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Supreme Court of Virginia
- United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- United State District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Professional Honors, Affiliations & Activities:
- Member – Virginia Bar Association
- Member – Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- Member – Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society