Sally Hook Merchak



Woodbridge, VA



Born in Washington D.C. and raised in northern Virginia. Graduate of the University f Virginia and the George Washington University School of Law. Engaged in the practice of law in Woodbridge since 1977, first as a solo practitioner and then as a member of Peterson & Pesner, P.C., Merchak & Brice P.C., Merchak, Alston & Rollison, P.C., and currently with Ryland & Merchak, P.C. since 1992. Focused primarily on family law but experienced in real estate law and litigation. Member of the Virginia State Bar, Eastern District of Virginia Bar, Prince William County Bar Association, and Virginia Women Attorney's Association. Past board member of the Prince William County Boys & Girls Club and Lake Ridge Youth Lacrosse Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law 100%

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1982


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Government and Foreign Affairs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Prince William County Bar Association, Member, 1978 to Present
  • Virginia Women Attorney's Association, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Peterson & Pesner PC, Of Counsel, 1985 to 1989
  • Merchak & Brice PC - Merchak, Alston, Rollison PC, Principal, 1989 to 1992


  • English

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Office Location

Ryland & Merchak, PC

12728 Directors Loop
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Local: 703-496-5273

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