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Doing Our Best To Get You Through Your Worst

It is often said that family law attorneys see people when they are at their worst. At Hicks Crandall Juhl PC, we are mindful of this and the stresses you are facing when you come to seek our advice. The members of our office — including the receptionist and office manager, our legal assistants and paralegals, and the attorneys — work together to help clients get through these difficult periods in their lives and move forward. We do not consider ourselves just attorneys, but also counselors at law. Every case is different and the obvious answer or what worked for the last client may not be right for you and your family.

Meet The Attorneys Of Hicks Crandall Juhl PC

Firm founder and principal Susan 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 Preeminent.* In 2017, Susan was 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.

Likewise, similar to Susan, the other attorneys at Hicks Crandall Juhl PC — 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 Top Lawyers, and as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Our attorneys serve on committees of various bar organizations that work to serve the community at large, educate the public about 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 who may not otherwise have access to the legal system.

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A Team Approach To Family Law

During our consultations with you, we will listen closely to learn more about you, your family, your assets and your concerns. For example, if you have a child with special needs, the amount of child support calculated by the standard Virginia child support formula will not be enough. Our lawyers will help you obtain everything you are entitled to under Virginia law, based on the unique facts of your case.

Our founding attorney, Susan Hicks, has more than 30 years of trial experience in northern Virginia and has mentored each attorney in Hicks Crandall Juhl PC. Our family law attorneys have open door policies so they can learn from one another, discuss a unique situation or set of facts, and share ideas about how to resolve a case. We also hold regular attorney meetings to discuss each case our firm is handling. If you call with a question and your attorney is unavailable, our goal is that any attorney in our office will be able to answer your question after quickly reviewing your file.

In terms of fees, total fees are often less than they would be elsewhere. There is a simple reason for this: We know you are concerned about costs, and our dedicated family law attorneys and staff will work together to resolve your case in the most efficient and efficacious manner.

Want To Learn More About How We Can Help?

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

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

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One Of The Best Divorce Lawyers In The State

I’ve known Susan Hicks for more than 10 years and she has a reputation as being one of the best and most experienced divorce lawyers in the state. Have referred cases to her over the years, and all clients who’ve responded to our surveys have given me positive feedback.


1 Of The Best Family Law Practitioners You Can Find In Northern Virginia

Susan did a mediation for us. Great skill. One of the best Family Law Practitioners you can find in Northern Virginia.


Works hard To Achieve Excellent Results For Her Clients

Ms. Juhl has a wide breadth of knowledge about family law. She is courteous at all times and works hard to achieve excellent results for her clients.


Super Lawyers