Samantha Rae Powers: Family | Employment | Traffic Law

Samantha Rae Powers: Family Law | Employment Law | Traffic Law

Samantha Rae Powers: Your Legal Advocate in Northern Virginia

Navigating life’s challenges? Samantha Rae Powers can help. She’s a skilled and experienced attorney serving clients in Northern Virginia. Whether you’re facing a family matter, a traffic violation in Alexandria, or a workplace issue, Samantha’s dedication to clear communication and strong advocacy makes her a trusted advisor.

Family Law: Divorce, custody, child support, and property division can be overwhelming. Samantha guides you through the process with empathy and clear communication, ensuring you understand your options and feel empowered.

Employment Law: Samantha fights for your rights in the workplace:

  • FLSA Cases:Is your employer not paying you proper overtime? Samantha helps both employees and employers understand the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to ensure employees are properly paid the wages they’ve earned.
  • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination:Samantha provides robust defense for employers facing these claims and works tirelessly to ensure their rights are protected.

Traffic Law: Got a ticket in Alexandria? Samantha knows the local laws and will fight to get you the best possible outcome, minimizing the impact on your driving record.

Samantha Rae Powers: Family | Employment | Traffic Law

Why Choose Samantha?

  • Years of Experience:Samantha has over 18 years of legal experience, honed in both Florida and Virginia. She’s licensed to practice in both states, having passed the Florida Bar in 2005 and the Virginia State Bar in 2023.
  • Communication is Key:Samantha’s background in communication ensures she listens carefully, explains things clearly, and advocates effectively.
  • Passion for Justice:She’s committed to helping her clients achieve the best possible outcome, whether it’s protecting their rights in the workplace or navigating a difficult family situation.

Beyond the Law:

Samantha’s expertise extends beyond the courtroom. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a J.D./M.A. in Law and Mass Communication from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida. This dedication to learning is evident in her numerous publications, which explore topics ranging from emotional communication in professional settings to generational differences in work values.


  • Powers, S. R., Gazica, M. W., & Myers, K. K. (2022). Emotional communication and human sustainability in professional service firms (PSFs). Sustainability, 14(7), 4054, 1-15.
  • Gazica, M. W., Powers, S. R., & Kessler, S. R. (2021). Imperfectly perfect: Examining psychosocial safety climate’s influence on the physical and psychological impact of perfectionism in the practice of law? Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 39(6), 741-757.
  • Powers, S. R., & Myers, K. K. (2020). Work-related emotional communication model of burnout: An analysis of emotions for hire. Management Communication Quarterly 34(2), 155-187.
  • Gazica, M. W., Powers, S. R., & Irgens, M. S. (2018, September). Well-being among Arizona lawyers: Attorneys stressed but satisfied. Arizona Attorney, 55(1), 26-32.
  • Powers, S. R., & Myers, K. K. (2017). Vocational Anticipatory Socialization: College students’ reports of encouraging/discouraging sources and messages. Journal of Career Development, 44(5), 409-424.
  • Myers, K. K., & Powers, S. R. (2017). Mixed methods. In C. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of organizational communication (Vol. III) (pp. 1625-1635). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Powers, S. R., & Myers, K. K. (2016). Millennials in the workplace: Research findings and managerial implications. In M. Sharabi (Ed.), Generational differences in work values and ethics: An international perspective (pp. 163-182). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Putnam, L. L., & Powers, S. R. (2016). Contradictions and dialectics as keys to conflict transformation. In P. M. Kellett & T. G. Matyok (Eds.), Transforming conflict through communication in personal, family, and working relationships (pp. 3-22). Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
  • Putnam, L. L., & Powers, S. R. (2015). Developing negotiation competencies. In A. F. Hannawa & B. H. Spitzberg (Eds.), Communication competence (Vol. 22) (pp. 367-395). Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.

Professional Affiliations:

Samantha is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, demonstrating her commitment to finding creative and collaborative solutions for her clients.

Get in Touch:

Contact Samantha today to schedule a consultation.


  • PhD in Communication (2017), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • JD/MA in Law and Mass Communication, cum laude (2005), University of Florida
  • BS in Public Relations, summa cum laude (2000), University of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar – (2023-present)
  • The Florida Bar – (2005-present)

Primary areas of practice

Law Offices of SRIS P.C.

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