Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC

Experienced Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia

A modern approach to the traditional practice

Founding partners Sean P. Schmergel and Dennis M. Mersberger opened the practice over a decade ago to provide clients with a  law firm that echoed the traditions of a classic boutique law practice, yet utilized modern methods to achieve the most efficient and cost-effective results. The firm's goal is to provide personalized attention to each client in resolving all manner of family law, traffic defense and criminal defense legal matters. Clients can expect not only zealous representation, but a commitment to resolving each case in the most efficient manner, whether in court or by negotiation.

At Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC, clients are afforded creative, open-minded and forward-thinking legal expertise based on years of experience in the local court systems. Each case is passionately pursued with the unique approach it deserves.

Dedicated to helping resolve problems effectively and efficiently

Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC is not a "general practice" law firm, and chooses to focus in only two main areas of the law: Criminal Defense and Family Law. Mr. Schmergel serves as lead counsel in all family law cases at the firm, and Mr. Mersberger handles the firm's criminal and traffic cases.  They believe that limiting their practice areas in this manner allows them to be more proficient in their respective practice areas and stay abreast of developments in the law which affect their clients. The firm therefore offers a full range of services in the limited areas of family law, traffic defense and criminal defense, including:

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pre- and post- marital agreements
  • Paternity
  • Protective orders
Traffic Defense

  • DUI/DWI
  • Speeding tickets/Reckless driving
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Restricted driver's licenses
  • Hit and run
  • Infractions
  • Other traffic violations
Criminal Defense

  • Drug offenses
  • Petit/grand larceny/vandalism
  • Simple assault/malicious wounding
  • Domestic assault and battery
  • Weapons charges
  • Credit card fraud/Theft
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking and auto tampering
  • Expungement petitions
  • Criminal appeals

Please call us to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

To find out how the attorneys at Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC can help you resolve your legal matters, contact the firm today.