Regina F. Amick was raised in Maryland and has been licensed to practice law in Maryland since 2003 and in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2005. Ms. Amick has focused her practice solely on domestic relations matters including divorce, separation agreements, child custody, child support, spousal support, division of property and retirement. She has extensive experience handling complex business and property divisions, utilizing experts in business valuations and property valuations. Living in Hampton Roads, Ms. Amick is well versed in military divorces and the challenges faced in military custody and relocation matters. Having served as the moderating faculty member of the seminar, “Battle of the Same Sexes,” she has a thorough working knowledge of the legal issues impacting same-sex marriages with children.
Ms. Amick currently serves on the Virginia Bar Association Domestic Relations Section Executive Council as well as the Virginia Bar Association Commission on the Needs of Children. She is active in her local bar associations and serves as co-chair to the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, and is a member of the Chesapeake Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee. Ms. Amick participates in the Virginia Beach Bar Association C.L.A.S.S. Program, which provides pro bono representation to assist victims of domestic violence obtain Protective Orders. Ms. Amick is also a member of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court as a master.
After her admission to the Maryland State Bar in 2003, Ms. Amick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen A. Murphy Jensen of the Circuit Court for Caroline County, Maryland. Ms. Amick started her career on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Regina is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Moderator and Presenter: Battle of the Same-Sexes: Legal Issues Impacting Same-Sex Custody and Divorce
Virginia CLE: Essentials of Equitable Distribution: Marriage as a Partnership, 2019, Faculty
129th VBA Summer Meeting: The Incapacitated Client: How to Ethically Represent a Client with Impairment from a Family Law Perspective (ethics), 2019, Faculty
Understanding a Tax Return and Business Valuations, NPBA, 2019, Coordinator
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and Spousal Support, 2019, Inn of Court, Contributor
Valuing Businesses in Family Law, 2018, NPBA, Coordinator and Moderator
Calculating Multiple Custody Child Support Guidelines, NPBA, 2018, Coordinator and Moderator
Family Law Assortment: Custody and Visitation Cases with Military Parents; Spousal Support Post Retirement: A review of Driscoll v. Hunter; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: Do’s, Don’ts and What’s New, NPBA, 2017, Coordinator and Moderator
Guarding the Guardian and Military Issues, NPBA 2018, Coordinator and Moderator; Guardian the Guardian was approved by the Virginia Supreme Court for GAL certification credit
36th Annual Family Law Seminar: The Incapacitated Client: How to Ethically Represent a Client with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues from a Family Law Perspective (ethics) (presented live in Fairfax, Richmond and Virginia Beach), Virginia CLE, 2017, Faculty
ESI & the Litigator: A Primer, NPBA, 2017, Coordinator
Battle of the Same Sexes: The Legal Impact of Same-Sex Marriages on Custody Post Obergefell, NPBA 2016, Faculty
Selected as a Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers peer review, 2024.
Selected as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers”, 2017 - 2021
Selected and listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Virginia Business Magazine, 2018 - 2022
Virginia Bar Association, Commission on the Needs of Children
Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section Executive Council
Virginia Bar Association, CLE Chair Domestic Relation Executive Council
Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
Virginia Beach Bar Association: Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Committee
Parent Advisory Board, Catholic School
Ms. Amick participates in the Virginia Beach Bar Association C.L.A.S.S. Program, which provides pro bono representation to assist victims of domestic violence obtain Protective Orders.
Ms. Amick also serves on the Parent Advisory Board to her children’s school and has been responsible for significant fundraising events that directly provide financial aid to children requiring assistance to attend Catholic school.
Turner v. Turner, 47 Va. App. 76. Affirmed my client’s position: Where a final divorce decree provided that the wife would be entitled to 50% of the marital share of the husband’s pension, the trial court did not err in entering a QDRO after his retirement, because the QDRO did not create substantive rights, but only effectuated the express intent of the final decree under Va. Code Ann. § 20-107.3(K)(4).