Leveraging Experience To Produce Results

Ryland & Merchak, PC

For more than 20 years, the law firm of Ryland & Merchak, PC, has stood as a pillar of exceptional legal services in the Northern Virginia area. Our longstanding history of serving clients in diverse practice areas — including family law, criminal defense, estate planning and personal injury — is indicative of our ability to anticipate potential problems and offer solution-oriented guidance.


The firm’s founding attorneys, Sally Hook Merchak and William M. Ryland, have more than 60 years of combined experience. Both are highly respected in the local legal community for their in-depth knowledge of the law and their effective advocacy.

Sally Merchak is the most experienced female family law attorney in Prince William County. William Ryland is a former prosecutor with experience handling more than 60 trials. These and other outstanding credentials are a significant draw for new and returning clients.

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When you need skilled and effective legal guidance, you can turn to our firm. We offer the friendly service of a small, local firm while maintaining a serious focus on obtaining results. We believe that every case matters. You can count on us to treat your legal issue with the highest degree of care and individualized attention.


To discuss your legal situation with one of our lawyers during a private consultation, please contact our office at 703-496-5273. You can also send us an email. Conveniently located off I-95 and Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge, we serve clients across Northern Virginia.

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Ryland & Merchak, PC

12728 Directors Loop
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Local: 703-496-5273
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