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


Meet the Attorneys of The Susan Hicks Group

Firm founder and principal Susan Hicks has more than 25 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 Preeminent.* In 2017, Susan is recognized as Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, Washington, D.C. in The Best Lawyers in America. She is listed annually in The Washington Post Magazine as one of the Metropolitan D.C.'s best family law attorneys.

In addition to Susan, each of the firm's partners has exclusively practiced family law in northern Virginia throughout her career - Debra Powers since 1999 and with The Susan Hicks Group since 2001, Leigh Taylor with the firm since 2003, and Kelly Juhl since 2005 and with the firm since 2007. Kim Huguley worked with Susan Hicks for a time even before Debra joined the firm and then, upon moving back to Alexandria from Tennessee, she rejoined The Susan Hicks Group in 2013. Dana M. Wolfson joined the firm in 2015 and she too has practiced family law in the Washington, D.C. area since 2013.

Likewise similar to Susan, the other attorneys at The Susan Hicks Group - partners and associates - are well-regarded by their peers and, among other awards, they have been recognized by Virginia Business magazine as the "Legal Elite" family law attorneys, by Northern Virginia magazine as a Top Lawyer, and as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.  Additionally, Suan Hicks, Debra Powers, Leigh Taylor, and Kelly Juhl frequently lecture at continuing legal education courses for other lawyers and judges and Susan has authored/co-authored numerous articles and continuing legal education outlines.

Our attorneys serve on committees of various bar organizations that work to serve the community at large, educate the public about the laws that affect their lives, enact new laws or revise or delete old laws to promote the civil and fair practice of family law, and offer legal services to the disadvantaged that may not otherwise have access to the legal system.

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Contact Our Alexandria and Loudoun Family Law Attorneys

To schedule a consultation with our Fairfax divorce attorneys, call 703-468-0193 or fill out our online form.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.