Sarah Bruns practices extensively in Loudoun County and Prince William County. Her practice covers the entire spectrum of criminal and traffic offenses, including Murder, Sex Crimes, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, Drug Offenses, DWIs, and Reckless Driving. She also has experience in the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Ms. Bruns’ practice extends to Family Law cases, including Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, and Child Abuse and Neglect Cases. She also works as a Guardian ad Litem in the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Ms. Bruns served as an Assistant Public Defender for Loudoun County for three and a half years. While there, she defended clients charged with misdemeanor crimes such as Larceny, Assault, and Drug Possession, traffic offenses including Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and Hit and Run. Her felony experience includes Larceny and Fraud Offenses, Felony Traffic Offenses, Distribution of Controlled Substances, Burglary, Felony Assault, and Murder. While some crimes carry more harsh penalties than others, she has always practiced with the idea that every case is equally important to the person charged and should be treated that way. Prior to her work as a Public Defender, Ms. Bruns clerked for the Honorable William D. Hamblen in the Circuit Court of Prince William County. There, she learned firsthand what a judge typically expects regarding professional behavior and effective advocacy.
Ms. Bruns was born and raised in Prince William County, Virginia, attending Woodbridge Senior High School. She graduated from Centre College in 2003 and thereafter from the George Mason University School of Law. During her third year in law school, Sarah was a Writing Fellow in the First Year Legal Writing Program, teaching first year students how research and write legal briefs. Email Sarah ([email protected])