K. Leigh Taylor

K. Leigh Taylor


Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC

Recognized since 2020

Fairfax, Virginia

Practice Areas

Family Law

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For more than 15 years, Leigh has been helping families and individuals navigate matters that include divorce, custody, visitation, spousal support, child support, property division and protective orders. She represents clients throughout Northern Virginia in all aspects of domestic relations litigation. While litigation is a fundamental aspect of her practice, the majority of her cases settle outside of court. It is Leigh’s goal to help clients reach an agreement in the most efficient way possible. Doing so aids in preserving relationships and minimizing adverse effects.

Every family law case takes its own unique path through the legal system and into resolution. Ideally, the people involved in the case are able to determine the outcome, as opposed to a judge making the final decision. Leigh provides sound advice to clients on how to resolve disputes in a way that protects their best interests. Time and again, she empowers people to develop their own agreements and steers them onto the best possible path for the future. Leigh is also a zealous advocate for her clients in court.

Honors and Awards

Tier 1 firm, Washington, DC for Family Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” 2021

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law, since 2020

Super Lawyers, Virginia, since 2020

Super Lawyers, Washington DC, since 2020

Virginia Business, Legal Elite in Family Law/Domestic Relations, 2020

Fairfax Bar Association’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, 2019

Rising Star, Super Lawyers-Virginia/D.C., 2012-14

James Keith Public Service Award, Fairfax Bar Association, 2013

Top Lawyers - Family Law, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011

President's Award, Fairfax Bar Association, 2007 and 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

Eastern District of Virginia, United States District Court, Admitted

Virginia State Bar

Fairfax Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, Treasurer 2020-2021
  • Past Chair, Circuit Court Committee
  • Past Chair, Pro Bono Committee

Fairfax Law Foundation, Firm Fellow

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Bar Association

Arlington Bar Association

Virginia Women Attorneys Association

  • Past President, Northern Virginia Chapter

Rule 6.1 Society of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Silver Member

Council to End Domestic Violence, Fairfax County, Appointee

  • Court Process Workgroup, Co-Chair, 2019-2021

CLE Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Assisting Our Community: Neighborhood Outreach Program Training, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2021

Agreement Modification, Done with Divorce: Next Steps to Financial Independence, Second Saturday Divorce Workshop webinar, 2020 and 2021

Divorce Law, Divorce Coping, Divorce Law, Mediation, and Financial Issues and Asset Division, Second Saturday Divorce Workshop webinar, 2020 and 2021

Moderator, 2020 Annual Ultimate View from the Bench CLE, FBA, 2020

A Complete Guide to Child Custody Representation in Juvenile Court, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2020

Contributor, Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual, FBA, 2018

Panelist, Stop the Violence: Family Abuse Protective Orders & the Attorney of the Day Program, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 2017

Presenter and Co-Author, Attorney’s Fees: Getting Them for Your Client and Yourself, FBA, 2016

Presenter & Contributor, A Lawyer’s Guide to Child Custody Representation, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2016

Presenter, Moderator, & Contributor to various continuing legal education seminars (CLEs), FBA Domestic Relations Sub-Committee of the Circuit Court Committee, 2014-18

Contributor, Judges Are from Mars and Family Law Attorneys Are from Venus, FBA, 2014

Presenter & Contributor, Neighborhood Outreach Program, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2016

Presenter, Annual Case Law Update, VTLA, 2008

Co-Chair and Moderator, Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association Legislative Reception Program on Mental Health Illness in the Wake of the Virginia Tech shooting, which received the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations’ Certificate of Achievement, 2008

Pro Bono Activities

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Attorney of the Day Program

Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Volunteer

Areas of Practice

Domestic Relations

Family Law

Divorce

Equitable Distribution

Custody and Visitation

Child Support

Spousal Support

Separation and Settlement Agreements

Premarital and Prenuptial Agreements

Post-Divorce Modifications

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Military Retirement Orders

Court Orders Acceptable for Processing

Rules to Show Cause

Protective Orders

Stepparent Adoptions

Hague and International Custody Cases

Contact & Links

Location

  • 10521 Judicial Drive, Suite 303
    Fairfax, VA 22030

Languages

  • English

Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC
Fairfax, Virginia

3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Family Law

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