brianna-salernoAdmitted: Maryland 2010; Virginia, 2011; District of Columbia, 2011

Law School: George Mason University School of Law, 2010

College: The George Washington University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Member:  Alexandria Bar Association (Beat the Odds Committee, 2016)

Ms. Salerno received her Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Salerno was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society and Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society.  She also was admitted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and The National Dean’s List.  While at The George Washington University, Ms. Salerno was a Living & Learning Community Resident Scholar and consistently made the Columbia College of Arts and Science’s Dean’s List throughout her tenure.

Ms. Salerno graduated in the top third of her class at the George Mason University School of Law.  During her first year, Ms. Salerno participated in the School of Law’s Legal Clinic. During her second year, she was the research assistant to Associate Professor Ilya Somin.  During her third year, Ms. Salerno served as a Research Editor on the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal’s Board of Editors, where she edited and researched civil rights-related articles, as well as trained and supervised a group of approximately ten candidate members to research, edit, and Bluebook those articles for publication.   Additionally, Ms. Salerno taught in the Legal Research and Writing Program as a Writing Fellow for the 2009-2010 academic year. As a Writing Fellow, she taught a small group of first year students legal research and writing techniques and served as a resource and mentor to them during their first year.

After law school, Ms. Salerno was the law clerk to the retired Honorable Michael P. Whalen, Criminal Coordinating Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Prince George’s County, Maryland.  In this position, she performed legal research and drafted court opinions addressing a multitude of criminal law and criminal procedural issues.  Upon completing her clerkship, Ms. Salerno became an associate with The Carlberg Law Firm. Her practice primarily focuses on divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support in addition to drafting pre-marital agreements.

Ms. Salerno is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Personal Information:  Ms. Salerno enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and sightseeing.