For over a decade, Sarah Bruns has been aggressively protecting the rights of her clients in Northern Virginia in matters of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI) Defense.
As a seasoned trial attorney, Sarah has defended individuals charged with Murder, Rape, Robbery, Theft, and Drug Possession/Distribution. While some crimes carry more severe penalties than others, Sarah handles every client’s case knowing that it is the most important one for that client. She believes that no client should be treated as if their issue is of little consequence.
Sarah’s practice also extends to Family Law cases, including Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Protective Orders, Child Protective Services, and Child Abuse and Neglect cases. Her experience in litigation is an asset to her clients in the courtroom; yet she also believes in the value of out-of-court client counseling and a zealous negotiation. Her clients can trust that she has the skills to advocate for them both in and out of the courtroom.
Sarah has been qualified to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for children in the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. In this role, she ensures that the interests of the most vulnerable are not forgotten.
At the outset of her career, Sarah clerked for the Honorable William D. Hamblen in the Circuit Court of Prince William County (31st Judicial Circuit). There, she learned firsthand what a judge expects regarding professional behavior and effective advocacy. Sarah continues to use this insight to make winning arguments for her clients.
Sarah believes that bettering herself and the community benefits everyone, especially her clients. She spends her spare time volunteering within and outside of the legal community. She is an Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition, a prominent local 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization. She also fosters cats and kittens and goes out in the field to engage in TNR (trap, neuter, release). If you have some spare time, ask her about it, she’d love to tell you all about it. Sarah is also a mentor for the Thomas D. Horne Leadership in the Law Summer Camp, and routinely signs up for volunteer experiences as they become available. Sarah is an avid cyclist and can been seen along the W&OD trail and the many gravel roads of Loudoun County.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2006||03/29/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Attorney/Owner||Sarah Bruns Law PLLC||2019 - Present|
|Associate||Zinicola, Blanch & Overand PLLC||2011 - 2019|
|Assistant Public Defender||Loudoun County Public Defender's Office||2007 - 2011|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge William D. Hamblen||31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Prince William County)||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Loudoun chapter)||Member||2020 - Present|
|Loudoun County Bar Association, Judicial Qualification and Evaluation Committee||Member||2019 - Present|
|Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations General District Court, Best Practices Committee||Member||2019 - Present|
|Loudoun Community Cat Coalition||Board of Directors, Officer||2016 - Present|
|Loudoun County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Thomas D. Horne Leadership in the Law Program||Mentor and Committee Member||2008 - Present|
|Loudoun County General District Court Bench Bar Committee||Attorney Member||2015 - 2017|
|George Mason University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Centre College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Loudoun Community Cat Coalition Training Workshop||Legal Obligations of Caretakers and Trappers/Rescuers||2017|
|DUI, Hit and Run||Acquitted at trial|
|Juvenile Burglary||Charge dropped|
|Juvenile Robbery||Charge dropped|
|Possesson of Marijuana||Charge dropped|
|Possesson of Marijuana||Acquitted at trial|
|Child Protective Order - Parent Counsel||PO dropped following county services, family reunited.|
|Custody and Visitation||Sole Legal and Physical Custody granted after hearing|
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