Sean P. Schmergel

Sean P. Schmergel: Attorney with Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC


Sean P. Schmergel is a native of New York, but has resided in Northern Virginia for nearly three decades. He currently lives with his family in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Schmergel provides exceptional counsel in all areas of family law in Virginia and the District of Columbia, including the Counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun and the City of Alexandria. Mr. Schmergel has been named a family law “Super Lawyer” in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and prior to that was named a "Rising Star." He was President of the Alexandria Bar Association in 2014, and he has presented continuing legal education courses on family law topics ranging from divorce to child support modification. He is the current Chair of the Virginia State Bar's 4th District, Section II Disciplinary Committee.

In 2004 Mr. Schmergel co-founded Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC in Alexandria, Virginia with an aim towards helping individuals with their complex--and often emotional--family law cases. Mr. Schmergel's practice is limited to divorce and family law, including equitable distribution of property and retirements, domestic violence protective orders, marital agreements, alimony and child support matters.

As a father of two and a certified guardian ad litem for children in Virginia, Mr. Schmergel is most passionate about resolving custody disputes. He believes that to obtain the best outcome parents must have a strong and knowledgeable advocate to prepare a case for court, even if the matter ultimately settles before trial. Mr. Schmergel has the qualifications and the experience to resolve a custody case in the child's best interest, whether by agreement or in court.

From divorce, to support, to complex property division, Mr. Schmergel effectively guides his clients through these difficult issues.

Areas of Practice (29)

  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Agreements
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Interstate Support

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-595-2291  Phone
(703) 739-1357  Fax
University Attended:
George Mason University, B.A., Government and Politics, 1996
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 2004, District of Columbia; 2001, Virginia
Alexandria Bar Association (Director-at-Large, 2008-2010; Secretary, 2010-2012; President-Elect, 2012-2013; President, 2013-2014, Immediate Past President, 2014-2015); Virginia State Bar (Member, Family Law Section); District of Columbia Bar (Member, Family Law Section).
Birth Information:
Manhasset, New York, August 21, 1974
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.3/5.0 (20 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (6 reviews)
  • 100% (6 recommendations)
  • Gold Client Champion
  • Communication

  • Responsiveness

  • Quality of Service

  • Value for Money

  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 12/17/12 in Family Law.

    If you need good counsel to keep a cool and rationale head to resolve the most bitterest of disputes, Mr. Schmergel is the one to go to. He is attentive, caring and responsible besides being a darn good lawyer.

    If you need good counsel to keep a cool and rationale head to resolve the most bitterest of disputes, Mr. Schmergel is the one to go to. He is attentive, caring and responsible besides being a darn good lawyer. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/21/11 in Family Law.


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