An experienced attorney who cares about what you're going through, no matter your legal situation

Sarah's Process


This may sound obvious. Of course your lawyer needs to know your side of the story to defend or litigate your case, right? However, this is where other lawyers sometimes fall short in the relationship. Sarah wants to hear from you. She wants to know how you’re feeling. She may even ask you for TOO MANY DETAILS. We will spend time REALLY talking to one another. This is how we become the most prepared people in the courtroom. This essential first step can’t be overlooked, rushed, or underestimated.


The courtroom is a pressure-filled arena. Many unpredictable events can occur on your court date. Your lawyer needs to have not only a Plan A and a Plan B, but a Plan C through Z too.

This level of preparation doesn’t happen by accident, or overnight. It takes hard work and skill. After meeting with you, Sarah will review your discovery, investigate your leads, talk to your witnesses, and make a plan (and a plan, and a plan).


Sarah has over a decade of trial experience. She has taken hundreds of cases to trial and is ready to do the same for you. She knows the law and knows how to get unfavorable evidence excluded and good evidence admitted. Your side of the story and our legal arguments will be heard.

But Sarah doesn’t wait until the day of court to start advocating on your behalf. Sarah will highlight your strengths in negotiations with other lawyers, discussions with probation officers, CPS workers, or other state actors. Often this is enough to get the result you want. In short, Sarah is always on your side and ready to tell someone about it.

Sarah's Focus

Being arrested. Getting divorce. Losing your children. Going to jail.

These are some of the most difficult events that can occur in your life. And it is at these moments that Sarah wants to help.

Practice Areas

Family Law

When legal disputes arise between family members, you want an attorney who is experienced in handling the emotional issues of a case just as well as the legal ones. Sarah Bruns Law PLLC can assist you with your Contested and Uncontested Divorce, Custody and Visitation Disputes, Child and Spousal Support, Property Settlement Agreements, Protective Orders, and Custody and Support Modifications.

Criminal Defense

With over a decade of trial experience, Sarah Bruns has defended clients in Northern Virginia accused of Murder, Rape, Robbery, Theft, and Drug Possession/Drug Distribution. If you have been charged with a crime, find out how Sarah Bruns Law PLLC will work to present the best possible defense to your case.

DUI/DWI & Reckless Driving

Being convicted of a DUI/DWI carries significant social stigma in addition to the harsh penalties that Virginia law imposes. But Virginia's drunk driving law is highly technical and an experienced DUI/DWI lawyer like Sarah Bruns can find holes in what appears at first to be a solid case.

What Sarah's clients think

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