Susan Massie Hicks

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: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Susan Hicks Group, PC, Susan Massie Hicks brings more than three decades of experience to bear in her representation of clients in northern Virginia. Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, she assists people in highly contested cases who are confronted with issues including complex property division and high asset business valuations, as well as acrimonious child custody and visitation issues. Ms. Hicks also assists affluent clients who are considering pre-marital or pre-nuptial agreements, including local business owners, highly compensated executives, and professional athletes.

Ms. Hicks graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science.  She attended Georgetown University Law Center and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1980 before being admitted to practice in Virginia that same year.  Her impressive record of achievement has resulted in numerous accolades from other attorneys. A fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Hicks has received an AV-Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected as Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, 2017 in The Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Hicks is frequently asked to deliver presentations on family law topics and ethical issues at bar associations and continuing legal education seminars, and she is among the distinguished speakers at the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, which is mandatory for all newly admitted Virginia attorneys.

Ms. Hicks is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations, including the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association.  She has previously served as a member of the board of governors of the Virginia Bar Association and has been the chair of the Family Law section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  She is also a past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys 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, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Susan Hicks

Admitted: 1984, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.susanhicksgroup.com/Attorneys/Susan-M-Hicks.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • "Elite" family law attorneys, Virginia Business Magazine since 2009
  • One of the Best Lawyers in America, The Washington Post Magazine since 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating of AV
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Past President
  • The McCammon Group, Mediator and Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Past Chair
  • Virginia State Bar, Member of Bar Council
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Virginia, 1984

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Practice Before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax Bar Association (1992)
  • Using Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in Domestic Relations Cases, VSB, Advanced Family Law Seminar (1995)
  • Dealing with the New Model Rules, VSB, Family Law Seminar (2002)
  • Parental Alienation: How to Argue and Defend in Custody Cases, VSB, Family Law Seminar (2002)
  • Ethical Issues Facing the Family Lawyer, VTLA, Annual Family Law Seminar (2003)
  • Professionalism Issues in Discovery, VSB, Advanced Family Law Seminar (2003)
  • Tape Recording, Eavesdropping, Privacy, Computers, and Ethical Headaches, VTLA, Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • Successful Strategies for Getting the Kids: Legal and Practical Advice on How to Win a Custody Case, VSB, Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • Thorny Issues in ED Cases, VSB, 21st Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (2005)
  • The Laws and Ethics of Electronic Surveillance, Virginia Bar Association (“VBA”), Advanced Family Law Seminar (2005)
  • Ethical Issues of Electronic Surveillance, VA CLE, Family Law Seminar (2005)
  • Attorney’s Fees: Getting Them for Your Client and Yourself, VSB, Annual Meeting (2007)
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys & Judges: The Ways They Drive Each Other Crazy, FBA, Seminar, 2008 - Present
  • Family Law Dilemmas, VSB, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2013 - Present
  • Family Law Dilemmas, VSB, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2013 - Present
  • Judges are from Mars and Family Law Attorneys are from Venus, Fairfax Bar Association (“FBA”), Seminar (2014)
  • A Few Good Lawyers - Can You Handle the Truth (about Ethics)?, VA CLE, 31st Annual Family Law Seminar, 2012
  • Practice Before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax Bar Association CLE Seminar, 1992
  • How to Get an Attorney Fee Award in a Domestic Relations Case, VTLA Journal, Summer , 1992
  • Setting Aside Separation and Property Settlement Agreements, The Family Law Reporter, BNA, 1994
  • Using Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in Domestic Relations Cases, Virginia State Bar Advanced Family Law Seminar, 1995
  • The Short "I Do": Divorce in Marriages of Brief Duration, 2000, Virginia State Bar Midyear Seminar and published in Virginia Lawyer, February 2001
  • Parental Alienation: How to Argue and Defend in Custody Cases, Virginia State Bar Family Law Seminar, 2002
  • Dealing with the New Model Rules, Virginia State Bar Family Law Seminar, 2002
  • Professionalism Issues in Discovery, Virginia State Bar Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2003
  • Ethical Issues Facing the Family Lawyer, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Family Law Seminar, 2003
  • With David Masterman and Kim K. Huguley, The Short "I Do"- Divorce in Marriages of Brief Duration, Virginia Lawyer , February, 2001
  • Tape Recording, Eavesdropping, Privacy, Computers, and Ethical Headaches, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Family Law Seminar, 2004
  • Successful Strategies for Getting the Kids: Legal and Practical Advice on How to Win a Custody Case, Virginia State Bar Family Law Seminar, 2004
  • Electronic Surveillance in Family Law Cases, Virginia State Bar Annual Family Law Seminar, 2005
  • Thorny Issues in Equitable Distribution Cases, Virginia State Bar Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2005
  • Ethical Issues Confronting Family Lawyers, Virginia CLE 26th Annual Family Law Seminar, 2007
  • Attorney's Fees: Getting Them for Your Client and Yourself, Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Valuing Businesses for Equitable Distribution in a Divorce Case, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Annual Business Valuation Conference, 2007
  • Annual Case Law Update, VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar, 1996-2001, 2007-2011

Educational Background:

  • George Mason University, Arlington, VA, B.S
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Office Location for Susan Massie Hicks

3201 Jermantown Road
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-691-4848

 

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Last Updated: 9/6/2017

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