Sara Leiner Schuler

Sara Leiner Schuler named on the Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Lawyers lists by Virginia Super Lawyers for 2021, and included on The Best Lawyers in America list for 2022

 fairfax-divorce-attorney-sara-leiner-schuler-thumbSara Leiner Schuler is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and practices all aspects of family law in the Northern Virginia area, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements, Step-Parent Adoptions (including Same-Sex Step-Parent Adoptions), Uncontested Divorces, and Enforcement Issues. Ms. Schuler also represents clients in the Collaborative Divorce process, a voluntary team-based approach in which a couple chooses to divorce without contested litigation to best meet their respective individual needs and the needs of any minor children.

Ms. Schuler practices family law in both the Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts of Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Prince William County and Loudoun County.

Ms. Schuler has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law, on the Top 50 Women list, and on the Top 100 Lawyers list, and as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in Family Law. She was also recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer, by Arlington Magazine as a Top Attorney, and by Virginia Business Legal Elite and The Best Lawyers in America. She is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV), Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Virginia Bar Association (VBA), Virginia State Bar (VSB), Fairfax County Bar Association (FBA), Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA).

Ms. Schuler is the current President-elect of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, is the former Co-Chair of the Conciliation Committee of the Fairfax County Bar Association, and is a current member of the Family Law Section. She has served on the Board of the Arlington County Bar Association.

Ms. Schuler is a native of Fairfax, Virginia, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. She earned her law degree from Emory University. Before entering private practice, Ms. Schuler was a law clerk for Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy I. Bellows.  She then practiced as a family law attorney in downtown Washington, D.C. In 2007, Ms. Schuler joined the family law division of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. in Arlington, Virginia, where she worked until opening the Law Office of Sara Leiner Schuler, PLC in early 2016.


The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2022
Top 50 Women: 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List
Top 100 Lawyers: 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List
2021 Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law

Prior Years
Top 50 Women: 2017-2020 Virginia Super Lawyers List
Top 100 Lawyers: 2018, 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers List
Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2013-2020
Virginia Business Legal Elite 2017-2020
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2020
2019 Top Attorney by Arlington Magazine

Bar Admissions:

Virginia (2003)

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To speak with a Northern Virginia divorce attorney about divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, mediation, collaborative law, premarital agreements or enforcement, please contact us online or call 703-272-3134.

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Law Office of Sara Leiner Schuler, PLC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Second Floor
Fairfax, Virginia 22030 – Map
Phone: (703) 272-3134
Fax: (703) 995-4697
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F