Practice Area

The Susan Hicks Group PC represents clients in all aspects of Family Law and Divorce.

Susan Massie Hicks

Susan Massie Hicks

Member
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia
Phone:
703-468-0193
Fax:
703-359-0197
Email:
Susan M. Hicks has more than 30 years of trial experience, including numerous appellate court cases. Her peers have recognized her by electing her a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and she has received Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating of AV. Susan has been recognized in The Washington Post Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and by Virginia Business magazine as one of the "Elite" family law attorneys since 2009.

Susan has served as a member of Bar Council (the governing body) of the Virginia State Bar. She is past chair of the Board of Governors of the VSB Family Law Section and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Family Law Section. Additionally, she serves as a mediator with The McCammon Group.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Premarital and Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post-Divorce Modifications
  • Separation Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Military Retirement Division Orders

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1984

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D
    • Honors: With Honors
  • George Mason University, Arlington, VA
    • B.S

Published Works

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

Classes/Seminars

  • Judges are from Mars and Family Law Attorneys are from Venus, Fairfax Bar Association (“FBA”), Seminar (2014)
  • Family Law Dilemmas, VSB, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2013 - Present
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys & Judges: The Ways They Drive Each Other Crazy, FBA, Seminar , 2008 - Present
  • Attorney’s Fees: Getting Them for Your Client and Yourself, VSB, Annual Meeting (2007)
  • Ethical Issues of Electronic Surveillance, VA CLE, Family Law Seminar (2005)
  • The Laws and Ethics of Electronic Surveillance, Virginia Bar Association (“VBA”), Advanced Family Law Seminar (2005)
  • Thorny Issues in ED Cases, VSB, 21st Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (2005)
  • Successful Strategies for Getting the Kids: Legal and Practical Advice on How to Win a Custody Case, VSB, Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • Tape Recording, Eavesdropping, Privacy, Computers, and Ethical Headaches, VTLA, Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • Professionalism Issues in Discovery, VSB, Advanced Family Law Seminar (2003)
  • Ethical Issues Facing the Family Lawyer, VTLA, Annual Family Law Seminar (2003)
  • Parental Alienation: How to Argue and Defend in Custody Cases, VSB, Family Law Seminar (2002)
  • Dealing with the New Model Rules, VSB, Family Law Seminar (2002)
  • Using Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in Domestic Relations Cases, VSB, Advanced Family Law Seminar (1995)
  • Practice Before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax Bar Association (1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships

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