Sonya L. Powell

Top rated Family Law attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

Powell Radomsky PLLC
Sonya L. Powell
Powell Radomsky PLLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1994

Education: The University of Alabama School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

Powell Radomsky PLLC

11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 420
Fairfax, VA 22030 Visit website


Attorney Sonya L. Powell is a partner with the Powell Radomsky law firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in the country, Ms. Powell has focused solely on this legal area since beginning her legal career in 1994. As such, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience that helps her provide unmatched legal counsel and support to clients throughout northern Virginia who are going through divorce or have some other serious family law matter they need to address.

A tenacious trial attorney, Ms. Powell has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of her clients in court. She is also an effective negotiator, and whether inside or outside the courtroom, Ms. Powell always keeps her clients' rights and interests at the forefront of her efforts as she strives to help them resolve their conflicts and find agreements with regards to child custody and support, property division, alimony, and other related matters.

Throughout her career, she has gained extensive experience litigating or settling complex custody hearings, business valuations and child support cases for clients from all walks of life. She also has helped numerous domestic violence victims obtain the proper protections they need from their abusers to keep them and their children safe, and she is proud to have earned a reputation for her top-notch professionalism, preparedness and exceptional legal abilities.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Ms. Powell obtained her Juris Doctor from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1994, and the Virginia State Bar admitted her to practice that same year. She is highly active in her legal community, and she supports her local community as well by serving as president of the Falls Church-McLean Children's Center.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and service, Ms. Powell holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and U.S. News & World Report named her practice among the best law firms in the country every year since 2018. She has been consistently been listed in the Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top family law attorneys in the Northern Virginia area

*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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1994, Virginia

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Past President and existing member of the Board of Directors for the Falls-Church Mclean Children's Center, a non profit preschool dedicated to providing affordable and high quality early education for lower i19ncome parents.
  • Top Divorce Lawyer, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • One of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Virginia
  • One of Northern Virginia's Top Family Law Practitioners, The Washingtonian Magazine
  • One of Virginia's Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-present
  • Best lawyers in Washington D.C. metropolitan area and Best Family Law lawyers in D.C. metropolitan area, Washingtonian Magazine
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia
Educational Background:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. in Spanish Literature and Political Science, 1990

Office location for Sonya L. Powell

11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 420
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 866-368-2617


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

Top Lists

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