Sarah J. Knapp

Attorney Bio

Ms. Knapp firmly believes that resolving family law matters outside of court provides clients with the best possible outcome. Not only does it allow clients to control the outcome, it significantly reduces the stress, animosity, and financial hardship associated with drawn out court battles. However, when settlement is not possible, Ms. Knapp is a strong and strategic advocate for her clients.
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Ms. Knapp is a partner at Shounbach having joined the firm in 2013. Her legal career has been dedicated entirely to the practice of family law since completing a two year judicial clerkship with the Honorable William D. Hamblen (Ret.) in Prince William County Circuit Court. Ms. Knapp graduated from George Mason University School of Law 2011, however, law is a second career for Ms. Knapp. Prior to law school, she worked in public and media relations for six years, gaining oral and written advocacy skills that were very transferable to the legal profession. She received her bachelor’s degree, with double majors in Political Science and Communications, from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. 

Ms. Knapp is a past President of the Prince William County Bar Association and currently serves as an elected member of the Association’s Judicial Screening Committee. She is also a member of the Domestic Relations Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association and is Chair of the Section’s Communications Committee. She has been named a Rising Star in 2021 and a Super Lawyer in 2022 by Super Lawyers® and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America ® in Family Law since 2021. 

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  • Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island
  • George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association – Domestic Relations Section Council: 2014 – Present
  • Virginia Bar Association – Chair of Nominating Committee: 2014 – 2021
  • Virginia Bar Association – hair of Communications Committee: 2022 – Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association – Secretary: 2014 – 2017
  • Prince William County Bar Association – President-elect, President, Immediate-Past President: 2017-2019
  • Prince William County Bar Association – Judicial Screening Committee: 2020 – Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association

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    “I can’t say enough incredible things about Sarah Knapp at ShounBach. When so much is at stake, there’s no greater comfort than knowing you are in amazing legal hands. Sarah has a clear and fair knowledge of the law and I knew every step of the way…”
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    “I give my highest recommendation and appreciation to attorney Sarah Knapp, and the entire Shounbach team. Sarah’s unwavering professionalism, tenacity, and counseling during my divorce was indispensable. I do not wish divorce on anyone, but if …”
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    “Sarah Knapp helped negotiate my divorce settlement in 2019 and did an excellent job. She was a calm, rationale voice amidst the storm and I truly appreciate her help during a difficult time. Her knowledge of family law runs deep. She was patient a…”
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    “I reached out to ShounBach for legal representation for custody and visitation cases. So thankful I did! Sarah Knapp has provided me with legal counsel on some different appearances and is a pleasure to work with. Sarah was honest, professional, a…”
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    “Sarah Knapp represented me in my 2015 divorce. From our first conversation, Sarah listened to me and provided a steady voice in some trying times. She took the time to explain the process, what I should and should not do, and what to expect throug…”
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