Sarah J. Knapp
Northern Virginia Family Lawyer
Sarah J. Knapp joined ShounBach in 2013 after serving for two years as
the judicial law clerk for the Honorable William D. Hamblen (Ret.) of
the Prince William County Circuit Court. During her tenure Judge Hamblen
retired, and she had the pleasure of working with numerous retired Judges
from across the Commonwealth before serving as Judge Carroll A. Weimer's
first law clerk. This experience provided a unique insight into the reasoning
behind judges' rulings and best practices for attorneys. Additionally,
it confirmed for Ms. Knapp the belief that resolving family law matters
outside of court most often results in the best outcome.
Ms. Knapp serves as President of the Prince William County Bar Association.
She is also a member of the of the Domestic Relations Section Council
of the Virginia Bar Association and is Chair of the Section's Nominating
Ms. Knapp graduated in 2011 in the top third of her class from George Mason
University School of Law. During law school, she interned with the Honorable
Leslie Alden of Fairfax County Circuit Court and Condo, Kelly & Byrnes,
P.C., in McLean, Virginia. She also represented clients in uncontested
divorce matters through the George Mason University Domestic Relations
She received her bachelor's degree,
magna cum laude with double majors in Political Science and Communications, from Roger
Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Prior to law school, she
worked for six years in public and media relations for Roger Williams
University's Office of Public Affairs.
Ms. Knapp is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association,
the Loudoun County Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.