Practice areas

  • Divorce
  • Family law
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal and child support
  • Equitable distribution of property
  • Adoption
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)


Alexandria divorce and family law attorney Debra S. Bray has been a licensed practitioner of law in the District of Columbia since 1980 and in Virginia since 1986.  Ms. Bray has an intense work ethic, and consistently achieves her clients' desired results by working harder and arriving more prepared than the opposing counsel. She takes all the time necessary to prepare every case properly, treating each client's case as her top priority.

Ms. Bray began her career in 1979 as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority in the District of Columbia. In 1981, she began representing children who were abused and neglected in the District of Columbia. She is a certified guardian ad litem, representing children who are abused and neglected, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. She is licensed to practice law before all courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Columbia Superior Court, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Since 1999, Ms. Bray has concentrated her legal practice in the area of family law, practicing almost exclusively in the courts of Northern Virginia: Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Manassas and Leesburg. Her experience as a successful litigator is in the areas of divorce, equitable distribution, child and spousal support, custody and visitation.  As a former stay-at-home mother of three, Ms. Bray well understands the dynamics of family living.  Having raised her children together with her husband and current law partner Roger Amole, Ms. Bray brings experience and compassion to her practice of domestic relations law, including representation of battered spouses.

Debra Bray has been an active volunteer over the years in the Northern Virginia Swim League, Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association and Fairfax County Public Schools in the classrooms and in the PTA, and at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

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  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1999


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1979
    • Appellate Moot Court Board
    • Assistant professor of legal research and writing
    • Pi Gamma Mu
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. in Sociology, magna cum laude, 1975


  • Virginia State Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • American Bar Association