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A great adventure began when I passed the Georgia Bar Examination in 1989, allowing me to work under the guidance of (and with, and against) some of the best legal talent in the nation.  What a  privilege it is to help people and companies in almost any kind of matter - many of which I could never have envisioned until I had many years of practice behind me.  Yet, even in those bad situations and the odds may be perceived as overwhelming, more often than not a good result is obtained through hard work and perserverance.  My clients -- each and every one of them -- are important.  They know it.  They may not hear from me every day, but they know I am here.  And I may not hear from them until some trouble or problem has announced itself, but I know in matters they value, they value my time.  And I am proud to call most of them friends.  And their families, and their friends.  And some are great, lifelong friends.  That's how I do it. 


Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 17%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
  3. Child Custody: 14%
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 12%
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Paul Patrick

    Mr. Sawyer brings many years of experience to his areas of practice. His answers on Avvo are clear and concise. I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Patrick Business Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Charles William Franklin

    Mr. Sawyer III is a phenomenal attorney and you will immediately notice is sophisticated legal analysis of complicated factual scenarios! I would highly recommend this attorney and I am sure you will be satisfied with his legal services! FIVE STARS!!!


    Charles Franklin Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

7587 Nashville St.
Ringgold, GA, 30736


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198911/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service Award HonorGeorgia Legal Services2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Ringgold, Georgia1993 - 2006
Law ClerkSuperior Court, Lookout Mtn. Judicial Circuit1989 - 1992
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney Middle District of GA1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Murray v. Stone, Supreme Court of Georgia, 655 S.E.2d 821 (2008)Won jury trial, won in Georgia Supreme Court, awarded additional property and rights for my client
NORRIS v. LASTER., Supreme Court of Georgia, 263 Ga. 785Won at trial in Superior Court, won in the Supreme Court of Georgia
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University-W. George L.S.LawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LionsLegal system, laws and statutes, regulations1990