Debra Powers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC
 | 10521 Judicial Dr, Suite 303
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-718-5383
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Debra Powers is a partner at Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC.  Since 1999, Debra has devoted her practice to family law in Fairfax, Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions.  She compassionately helps clients throughout northern Virginia navigate difficult domestic relations and family law issues, such as separation and divorce, property division and equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, and custody and parenting time or visitation issues. 

    Debra received a Bachelor of Arts and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. For several years before practicing family law, she worked at Michie, the legal publishing company in Charlottesville, Virginia, now a part of LexisNexis.

    Debra is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Prince William County Bar Association. She frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars and has received numerous accolades from the legal community throughout her career.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2008

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    About Debra Powers

    Admitted: 1995, Virginia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.thpfamilylaw.com/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, Virginia Rising Stars, 2008
    • Super Lawyers, Virginia, Family Law
    • Ten Leaders in Divorce Law in Northern Virginia, age 45 and under, Inducted 2009
    • Super Lawyers, Washington DC, Family Law
    • Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite Family Law Attorney, 2006
    • Fairfax Bar Association President's Award, 2003 and 2009
    • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Lawyers, Family-Focused Law, 2011-2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fairfax Bar Association, Member
    • Virginia Bar Association, 2019
    • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Past President, 2007
    • Virginia, 1995
    • Virginia State Bar, Member
    • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member
    • Virginia State Bar, Disciplinary Committee, 2006 - 2012
    • Board of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2002-2009
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Family Law Section of the VTLA, Past Chair, 2008 - 2010
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, 2008 -2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Fairfax Bar Association Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, 2019
    • Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Attorney of the Day Program

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Panelists, Author, Keeping the Pipeline Flowing: Minority Attorneys Advancing Personal Success, Positively Impacting the Practice of Law, and Improving the Administration of Justice, The Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference, First Annual Forum on Diversity in the Legal Profession, 2018
    • Why does diversity matter?  Is what we are doing working? What can we do differently that has impact?, Author, Keeping the Pipeline Flowing and Employment Best Practices, The Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference, Second Annual Forum on Diversity in the Legal Profession, 2019
    • Speaker, Author, Pretrial Matters, VTLA Advanced Family Law Retreat - Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2017
    • Speaker, Author, Tax Consequences After the Divorce, Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets, National Business Institute, 2016
    • Preserving the Record for Appeal for the Family Law Attorney, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2017
    • Speaker, Author, Effective Use of Illustrative Aides & Exhibits at Trial and How to Admit in Family Law Cases, The New Rules of Evidence in the New Digital Age, VTLA Annual Tort Seminar, 2015
    • Speaker, Author, The ABCs of the PKPA, UCCJEA, Hague, and PKPA - The Alphabet of Custody Jurisdiction, FBA, 2014
    • Speaker, Author, Ethics, Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2014

    Educational Background:

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

    10521 Judicial Dr
    Suite 303
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Phone: 703-718-5383

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    Last Updated: 5/5/2020

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