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Suanne Hardee Bryant

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

About Suanne

Learn Suanne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    All facets of family law, including child custody, support and visitation, spousal support, property distribution, contested and uncontested divorces, pre-marital and post-marital/separation agreements

    25 years

  2. Employment and labor
    National Labor Relations Act, Labor Management Relations Act, grievances, Title VII and discrimination claims, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, executive compensation and agreements

    30 years

  3. Litigation
    Business disputes and contract based litigation, as well as fiduciary litigation/guardianships

    30 years

  4. Adoption

    14 years

  5. Guardianship


Professional Background:
After finishing my law degree, I went into practice for myself for several years, eventually forming a small firm. During this time I made many court appearances, trying cases in the General District Court, Circuit Court, Virginia Court of Appeals, State Corporation Commission, United States Equal Opportunity Commission, Social Security Administration and more. At Davis Law Group, I focus on family law as well as employment law. Our family law practice uses the Collaborative Divorce process, which helps families come to mutually beneficial agreements for distribution of assets and child custody through the process of mediation. Through my memberships with several levels of Collaborative professional organizations, I stay abreast of best practices and methods so that I can help our clients achieve the best results for their unique situation.

Life Influences:
My parents and certain teachers were my biggest influencers in my life. My father’s mantra was “You can do anything you put your mind to.” I took that to heart and set high goals for myself because of the belief he instilled in me.

Favorite thing about my job:
I love the daily opportunity to positively impact people’s lives.

In my spare time:
I enjoy spending time with my children and helping them with their activities.

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Licensed for 29 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 12/27/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Davis Law Group, P.C.


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Courtney | July 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Communication
Suanne has been a wonderfully lawyer she as well as her paralegal are great with communication. Whether I had a question or just needed advice on an issue they promptly returned my phone calls or emails and were always very helpful in making sure I understood what was going on and what different paperwork etc. meant. She is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel very comfortable from the first meeting.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
I am beyond pleased with having SuAnne represent me in my divorce/custody case. She was always one step ahead throughout the entire case. She was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Matt | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
There is no substitution for experience
Every divorce is as unique as the individuals involved. I originally hired a large national family law firm to represent me. Their business model was not able to address my personal concerns regarding the divorce. I hired SuAnne in the middle of my contested divorce. She understood my concerns, my values and was able apply that information into “attorney speak”. She affectively communicated with the opposing party’s attorney, negotiated when reasonable and most importantly knew when to stop negotiating. SuAnne rigorously protected my rights as a father and now I can get on with the business of actually parenting my children. BTW: I was VERY pleased with my negotiated financial settlement! I could go on forever, do yourself a favor, stop looking and hire Ms. Bryant.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
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5 Star Attorney
I am so glad I hired SuAnne Bryant to represent me. She is extremely knowledgeable and always guided me in the right direction during my divorce. Mrs Bryant always stayed one step ahead and she kept me well informed along the way. She is everything I'd ask for in an attorney. I am beyond pleased.
Posted by Wayne | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Suane did a great job representing me in my case. She was extremely knowledgeable and current with all the the laws and legal issues that effected my case. She was very prepared for court and was easy to reach during the process. She explained everything throughout my legal battle and kept me informed and focused the whole time.
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Posted by mike | May 12, 2015
First class
I was getting ready for a long battle divorce, Suzanne was recommended by a friend who had used her before. I honestly didn't know if she could go against what is known as the dirtiest player in the divorce world... She never hesitated to answer when I asked if she could she assure me we won't only go against we will overcome and do it the right and legal way .. Suzanne was amazing she was always there when it mattered most even when I had to wake her up on her own time when the tricks began . She was always very knowledgeable, super structured it was like her experience was able to tell me what they were going to try next. . Amazing attorney amazing lady very worth the extra money she may cost I WOULD VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER ...
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Trustworthy, ethical and effective
Ms Bryant listened to my desires while providing me with excellent guidance. She effectively implemented the plan we developed. Always professional.
Posted by Brad | April 28, 2015
A True Partner to My Business
Like many, I had engaged legal counsel in the past that were more focused on billable hours than assisting their clients. In working with Suanne for over 7 years, I feel her focus was on helping me grow and protect my business. She has always been able to quickly digest my information, ask the correct clarifying questions and provide responsible guidance/solutions. The responsiveness and quick turnaround times really drive the focus on service home!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Davis Law Group, PC
  • 2009 - Present
  • President
  • Bryant & Associates, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Partner/Owner
  • Hardee & Henessy, P.C.
  • 1994 - 1999


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Campbell v. Campbell
  • Reversed and remanded


  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chespeake Rotary Club
  • Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Divorce Center of Coastal Virginia
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer 2022
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers 2021
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Citation for Meritorious Service
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • •Premier Employment Lawyers Featured Attorney for Chesapeake
  • Premier Employment Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Three Employment Lawyers in Chesapeake
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best of Virginia - Labor and Employment Law
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers for 2015
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • District Service Award for promoting the Rotary Foundation
  • Rotary District 7600
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Club President
  • Rotary District 7600
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • April membership meeting
  • How to Streamline a Collaborative Case for Low-Bono or Pro-Bono Clients
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • An Introduction to Collaborative Practice
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Suanne
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"SuAnne is an experienced, professional attorney. She is an asset to your case."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"SuAnne is an excellent litigator. I would recommend her highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Suanne is a fellow collaborative professional as well as a no nonsense litigator. Suanne is a knowledgeable, experienced and skilled attorney. I have seen Suanne in the courtroom and I know she serves her clients well."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"SuAnne Bryant is an excellent litigation attorney who works hard for her clients."
Child support Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Bryant is an excellent attorney. She is well prepared and her knowledge of the law is impressive."
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Chesapeake Divorce and separation Lawyer Suanne Hardee Bryant
Suanne Hardee Bryant
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chesapeake, VA
Licensed for 29 years