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Sonya Lee Ann Powell

Sonya Lee Ann Powell

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Ms. Powell has been practicing solely in the area of family law for twenty years. By limiting her practice exclusively to family law, she has become well versed and knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic relations litigation. She has litigated or settled cases involving complex issues of equitable distribution including tracing of separate property interests, valuation of businesses, retirement issues and significant financial investments and portfolios.


Ms. Powell has represented clients in alimony and child support cases on all income levels. She has had substantial courtroom experience in successfully defending against, and advocating for, imputation of income to a party for support purposes and deviations from child support guidelines for such factors as a child's special needs or private school costs. She also has litigated or settled child custody cases, involving diverse issues such as the admissibility of expert testimony of custody evaluators, substance abuse issues, domestic violence and relocation of a parent.


Ms. Powell was recognized for her experience and trial skills in the Washingtonian Magazine in 2009 as one of the top family law practitioners in the Metropolitan D.C. area. She recognizes the emotional and financial benefits to her clients of resolving cases, if possible, without the necessity of going to court. Her primary goal is to settle cases through the negotiation process, which can include mediation, whenever possible. However, she is confident in her trial skills if her cases end up in court. Through the course of her representation, Ms. Powell's clients can be assured that she will be a strong, knowledgeable and well-prepared advocate for their interests.


Ms. Powell is in Best Lawyers since 2013 and in SuperLawyers for 2013 and 2014. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


Ms. Powell is also President of the Board of Dirctors for the Falls-Church McLean Children's Center.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%


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Contact info

Powell Piper Radomsky, PLLC

11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 670
Fairfax, VA, 22030


VAAuthorized to practice law199409/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of VirginiaLatin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of VirginiaSpanish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A