Trial And Transaction Attorneys | Handling Various Areas Of Practice
A Long-Established Practice With Enduring Success
For more than 20 years, Ryland & Merchak, PC, has been a bedrock provider of legal services in the Northern Virginia area. We enjoy a long history of proven success in various areas of practice. With extensive litigation and transactional experience, our team of attorneys can readily tackle tough legal issues.
Dedicated To Your Goals
At Ryland & Merchak, we appreciate the importance of results-driven representation. Our lawyers will make your goals their priority. Our breadth of experience gives us the ability to anticipate potential setbacks and formulate effective ways to avoid them. As zealous advocates, we are assertive when needed and will go to great lengths to protect your interests.
We leverage more than 60 years of combined experience to provide insightful, results-driven guidance.
Areas Of Practice
Our practice focuses on the following legal areas.
- Family law: Partner Sally Merchak is a veteran Woodbridge area divorce lawyer and the longest-practicing female trial attorney in Prince William County. We handle all aspects of divorce (both contested and uncontested), child custody agreements and disputes, and related matters.
- Estate planning: If you are seeking guidance on preparing for the future and establishing a legacy that reflects your wishes, goals and values, we can help. Our firm provides comprehensive estate planning services. We also represent clients in estate administration, will contests and other types of estate litigation.
- Criminal, traffic and DWI defense: A former prosecutor, partner William Ryland is an effective defense attorney with experience handling 70-plus trials for charges ranging from DWI all the way up to capital murder.
- Personal injury: Our firm represents injury victims in auto accident cases, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other types of negligence.
Friendly, Small-Firm Service
Legal issues impact your life in wide-ranging ways. You deserve not only professional and knowledgeable counsel, but also friendly and personably service.
As a small firm, we at Ryland & Merchak are dedicated to serving you with the utmost of care and attention. You can expect prompt, consistent communication and quick turnarounds. Additionally, you will work directly with our experienced attorneys — not a paralegal or associate.