Debra Powers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

The Susan Hicks Group PC
 | 3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-691-4848
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Since 2001, Debra Powers has been an integral part of the team at The Susan Hicks Group, PC in Fairfax, Virginia. She utilizes her strong writing skills and extensive legal knowledge to achieve favorable outcomes for her clients throughout northern Virginia. Ms. Powers, a partner with the firm, handles all types of family law cases, including premarital or prenuptial agreements and marital agreements or separation settlement agreements; contested divorces, including spousal support and equitable distribution issues; custody and visitation cases; and post-divorce and modification issues. She also prepares and reviews qualified domestic relations orders related to the division of employer-sponsored retirement plans, as well as military and federal government retirement division orders. She excels equally at the negotiation table or in court on her client’s behalf.

A lifetime Virginia resident, Ms. Powers graduated magna cum laude in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and remains a Spider fan through and through. She then headed to Charlottesville where she studied at the University of Virginia School of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 1994. Following law school and before she began practicing family law in northern Virginia, she was a legal analyst and editor at Lexis Law Publishing.

Ms. Powers has received numerous honors over the course of her career. In addition to her recognition as a Super Lawyer, Ms. Powers has been rated as "Distinguished"* by her peers through Martindale-Hubbell, and previously recognized as a Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia magazine and as a Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine.

A member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Prince William Bar Association, Ms. Powers is actively involved within the legal community. She is the past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter and served as chair of the Family Law section for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Powers was a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2008

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About Debra Powers

Admitted: 1995, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.susanhicksgroup.com/Attorneys/Debra-Powers.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers Virginia
  • Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Stars
  • Fairfax Bar Association President's Award, 2003 and 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2002-2009
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, Member since 2008
  • Virginia, 1995
  • Virginia State Bar, Disciplinary Committee, 2006 - 2012
  • Family Law Section of the VTLA, Past Chair, 2008 - 2010
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Past President, 2007
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member

Educational Background:

  • University of Richmond, B.A., magna cum laude
Office Location for Debra Powers

3201 Jermantown Road
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-691-4848

 

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Last Updated: 3/13/2017

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