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About Coastal Atlantic

Law Firm

Our Story

At Coastal Atlantic Law, our emblem bears a special emblematic touch: the “O” in our logo features the Middleground Lighthouse, a beacon situated on a shoal visible from the MRBT. Growing up in a small Florida town graced by a lighthouse, my affection for these iconic structures runs deep. Naming our emblem after the Middleground Lighthouse holds a delightful significance; much like my profession, which often involves guiding individuals towards finding common ground amidst their conflicts.

About Kristen

Kristen Bowman is an accomplished attorney working in family lawestate planning, and estate administration. She has over 12 years of experience in the legal industry. She regularly litigates issues of divorce, complex distribution of property and debt, custody, visitation, child support and spousal support. Her work in estate law includes matters stemming from planning, administration, handling disputes, and estate distribution. As a passionate advocate for her clients, Kristen understands the details and complexities that come from working with families. 

Ms. Bowman’s priorities in every representation are that her clients feel confident, informed, and heard. Her clients regularly report a high degree of satisfaction in both litigated and negotiated outcomes, as Ms. Bowman is always highly accessible and meticulously prepared. Whether you are facing a high-income spousal support case, complicated property distribution, business valuation, child relocation or non-parent visitation proceeding, contact Ms. Alexander for a confidential consultation and see for yourself why so many of her clients feel the freedom to focus on their families and careers.

Ms. Alexander has the commitment, passion, and experience her clients need during stressful and uncertain times. Her commitment goes beyond the courtroom and office in her charity work with children and first responders. Ms. Alexander was peer nominated to the Virginia Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars for 2023.


Regent University School of Law, Juris Doctor Reynolds Community College, Applied Science Paralegal Studies Florida Atlantic University, BA Criminal Justice – Minor in Psychology

Honors & Awards

Virginia Super Lawyers' Rising Stars for 2023 - Rising Stars selection takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.

Legal Experience

Taylor, Taylor & Taylor, Inc. - Managing Attorney, Chesapeake location Smith Strong, PLC - Senior Associate Attorney Cravens & Noll, P.C. - Associate Attorney


Virginia State Bar, Family Law and Trusts and Estate Section Member Virginia Bar Association Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Virginia Women Attorneys Association

Charity and Volunteer Work

- Wills for Heroes
- State Bar Volunteer
- 2022 Celebration of Women & Minorities in the Legal Profession Bench Bar Dinner
- Young Lawyers Commission for Children and the Law Updates in Education Law CLE Consequences of Criminal Charges Outreach for Middle and High School Students
- Regent University School of Law attorney mentor for law students
- SMILE – Samantha Makes It a Little Easier, Inc. The organization provides assistive and adaptive medical devices free of charge to children in the Hampton Roads Area.

Why Choose Us?

Coastal Atlantic Law is dedicated to helping people through life’s transitions as seamlessly as possible. With us, you can expect:

  • Results. Our no-nonsense approach to cases includes ensuring that they keep moving through the court system. If we don’t get a prompt response, we follow up with officials and clerks on your behalf, working aggressively toward a resolution.
  • Research. Litigation is a process that involves planning, preparedness, and a high level of organization. Attorney Kristen L. Alexander worked as a paralegal before attending law school. This background makes her well-versed in legal writing and research—and able to handle cases from start to finish with confidence.
  • Respect. Our services are tailored to suit each individual client’s needs. We won’t sell you a service or recommend a course of action unless it’s in your best interests. We don’t just do the right thing; we do the right thing for you.