Sandra L. Havrilak
The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
Sandra L. Havrilak is a principal in THE HAVRILAK LAW FIRM, P.C.
She was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in September 1986; and has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar since that time. She is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia but is on inactive status.
She was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Bankruptcy Court in 1986. She was also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1989.
She received her Juris Doctorate Degreed from George Mason University School of Law in 1986, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kings College in 1982, having graduated magna cum laude.
Sandy’s law practice focuses on family law; divorce; domestic relations; equitable distribution; spousal support; child support; child custody; premarital agreements; post-divorce modifications; education law; juvenile law; abuse and neglect; criminal law; litigation; and appellant practice.
Sandy has been recognized in the Washingtonian Top Family Law Lawyer 2017 and 2018; Washington D.C./Virginia Super Lawyer since 2007; Northern Virginia Top Lawyer since 2008; and Best Lawyer in America since 2014. Sandy is AV peer-reviewed rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Sandy was the recipient of the Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association Woman of the Year Award (2016) and was a Leader in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly class of 2015, Virginia Lawyers Media.
She is currently the first vice chair of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. She served on the Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics, the Fifth District Disciplinary Committee and the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Faculty. Sandy has served on the Boyd-Graves Conference since 1993 and the Virginia Bar Association Commission on Special Needs of Children. She is a Past-president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Sandy was a Master of Inn, George Mason Inn of Court, 2013 to 2016. She has also served on many Fairfax Bar Association committees including, but not limited to, serving as the Chairperson of the Juvenile Court Committee for two terms; the Circuit Court Committee; the Judicial Screening Committee, including chairing in on several occasions. She has participated on various state bar committees, lectured at legal education courses, written articles concerning legal issues both for lawyers and the public. She is the past chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Juvenile Court Committee and Judicial Selection Committee. Sandy is an active member of the American Bar Association.
She served on the committee that developed the standards that govern the appointment of Guardian ad litems and as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law, teaching Family Law in 1999.