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 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Devoted to representing clients throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C., Debra Powers is an attorney at Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC. She compassionately helps families navigate difficult issues such as child support, child custody, divorce, property division, premarital agreements and spousal support.

It is important for an attorney to recognize the sensitivity of these cases. Ms. Powers has been licensed to practice law for more than 20 years. She knows all too well the emotions involved when a family is embroiled in a legal dispute. As such, she provides clients with advice and comfort so they feel supported throughout the process. The people she represents receive answers when they need them and communication at every step. This is crucial in empowering clients to make well-informed decisions about their future.

For her client-focused nature, Ms. Powers has received a number of accolades from the legal community. She holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; the Fairfax Bar Association presented her with its President’s Award in 2008; and she holds the rating of Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1990, Ms. Powers received a Bachelor of Arts and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond. She then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an editorial board member of the school’s law review.

Today, Ms. Powers is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Family Law Section, the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She is also on the board of governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

* 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

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


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008

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About Debra Powers

Admitted: 1995, Virginia


  • Super Lawyers, Virginia Rising Stars, 2008
  • Ten Leaders in Divorce Law in Northern Virginia, age 45 and under, Inducted 2009
  • Super Lawyers, Washington DC, Family Law 2016-2019
  • 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 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:

  • 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
  • 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
Office Location for Debra Powers

10521 Judicial Dr
Suite 303
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-718-5383

Debra Powers:

Last Updated: 2/19/2019

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