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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 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Debra has been devoted to representing clients in matters of family law throughout northern Virginia for two decades. She focuses on negotiating and drafting agreements and she regularly appears in court for motions and trials involving all aspects of divorce and post-divorce litigation in Fairfax Circuit Court and the surrounding jurisdictions. She compassionately helps families navigate difficult issues such as child support, child custody, divorce, property division, premarital agreements, and spousal support.

Debra knows all too well the emotions involved when a family is embroiled in a legal dispute. She provides her clients not only legal advice, but also guidance and support so they do not feel lost or overwhelmed by the process itself. She communicates and discusses options with her clients through every step so together they can determine the best way forward in their unique case. This is crucial in empowering clients to make well-informed decisions about their future.

Debra has received a number of accolades from the legal community for her client-focused nature, professionalism with her colleagues, advocacy skills, and knowledge of the law.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2008

About Debra Powers

First Admitted: 1995, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Tier 1 firm, Washington, DC for Family Law, 2021, U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms"
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia Rising Stars, 2008
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia, Family Law
  • Super Lawyers, Washington DC, Family Law
  • Legal Elite Family Law/Domestic Relations Attorney, 2014, 2020  , Virginia Business Magazine
  • Fairfax Bar Association President's Award, 2003 and 2009
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Lawyers, Family-Focused Law, 2011-2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Past Chair, Family Law Section, 2008 - 2010 Board of Governors, 2008 - 2018
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Fairfax Law Foundation, Firm Fellow
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association Past President, Northern Virginia Chapter, 2007
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Board of Governors Family Law Section, Board of Governors Disciplinary Committee, 2006 - 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Rule 6.1 Society of Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • Fairfax Bar Association Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, 2019
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Attorney of the Day Program

Educational Background

  • University of Richmond, B.A., magna cum laude

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
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Office Location for Debra Powers

10521 Judicial Dr
Suite 303
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-718-5383

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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