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Christopher Eliot Sawin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hingham, MA

5.0   23 reviews

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About Christopher

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Attorney Christopher Sawin is the founder of Sawin Law, P.C., where he focuses his practice primarily on divorce, family law, estate administration and probate, estate planning, and veterans’ rights. He strives to deliver exceptional legal counsel with integrity and discretion. Christopher combines his legal experience, his negotiation skills, and reasoned decision-making abilities to provide zealous advocacy for his clients.
Before founding Sawin Law, P.C., Christopher was a law clerk to Chief Justice John D. Casey of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. He also participated in the Suffolk Family Advocacy Clinic where he represented indigent families in the Greater Boston Area.
Before earning his J.D. at Suffolk University Law School, Christopher served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was also aboard the USS Iwo Jima with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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Licensed for 5 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Sawin Law, P.C.
99 Derby Street
Suite 200
Hingham, MA, 02043

Reviews

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Posted by Heather | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce agreement modification
Mr. Sawin helped me during a particularly stressful time when my divorce agreement and child support were being modified. He was very straightforward and responsive. His office staff and junior attorneys were kind and helpful. There were multiple challenges related to my case, including Covid-19. At the end of it all, I had the result that I wanted. I am very grateful for the peace of mind that I had knowing that he was representing my interests throughout an emotionally trying time. I will also add that choosing him to represent me for the modification was one of the best decisions that I made - I believe having a strong advocate with experience in the local courts allowed for a quick resolution.
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Posted by John | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal representation
As a client of Sawin Law I was treated with courtesy and respect. Throughout the time it took for Sawin Law to resolve my personal representative appointment and inheritance distribution the firm was professional and able to easily solve any challenges. I highly recommend Sawin Law.
Posted by Christine | February 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The perfect attorney!!
Chris represented me in my divorce! He did an amazing job and I could not have asked for more. He is honest, reliable, knowledgeable, hard working, and down to earth! Just a really good quality person and attorney! I met with quite a few attorneys before Chris and I just didn’t feel like they were a good match. Most were kind of cold. When I met Chris I knew right away that he was the perfect person to help me navigate what was a difficult situation. Thank you so much for all your efforts. In the end I got what I needed and wanted out of my divorce.
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Posted by Ellen L | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Chris represented me for my recent divorce. He was professional and was able to navigate me through the whole process. He is very approachable and I felt comfortable talking with him. He always got back to me promptly. Excellent service.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris is reliable and very honest to work with
Chris not only made it easy and effortless to work with him, he was also attentive to my situation every step of the way. He is a very honest worker and is very upfront with you from the start. I could rely on him to get the job done without hesitation. He is a true professional and very knowledgeable with his work. The thing that makes him stand out most is that he works for you and has your best interest at hand. I will be using him again in the future.
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Posted by Ben | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best phone call I've ever made!!
I was going through a pretty ugly custody battle. The process is hard enough to navigate but with the times being what they are in 2020 I couldn't imagine going through this without Chris's help. I ended up with custody of my son and pretty much everything we were asking for. Chris and his staff made it easy and effortless for me. From one Marine to another, Semper Fi brother and thank you for all you've done.
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Posted by David | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work Ethic
I worked with Chris on a complex case regarding veterans issues. He was very technically proficient and had a wealth of knowledge. He would regularly send me correspondence at all hours of the night which speaks to his tenacity and work ethic. I was referred to Chris by a friend who Chris represented successfully in a divorce.
Posted by Cliff | February 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Committed to Justice
I've consulted with Christopher on a few potential legal matters over the last two years. I find him very honest and committed to the practice of law and to helping others. I trust that I can alway go to Christopher for honest answers and that he always has my best interest in mind. I will doing my revised Will and Trust in the coming moms and know that Christopher is the only attorney I will go to complete this important planning in my life. I respect Christopher so highly that I have recommended other to his practice.
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Posted by Jen | February 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated Situation
Attorney Sawin is a great attorney to have on your side if you want to win. He worked tirelessly on a very complicated case I was involved in, involving many moving parts. We got the positive outcome we wanted because of Attorney Sawin. He was always available via phone and email for any and all questions. He made navigating the legal process for someone brand new to this so much easier. I couldn't recommend Attorney Sawin more!
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Posted by Jim | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I hired attorney Sawin to assist with an Estate case. Attorney Sawin’s attention to detail, wealth of knowledge, and patience made the entire process seamless. Attorney Sawin took the time to make sure I understood all the steps along the process and kept me informed of what was needed to move forwardAttorney Sawin made a difficult process extremely easy. I would highly recommend Attorney Sawin
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Posted by Greg | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Chris to help with a workers compensation claim. It turned into a wrongful termination case as I was let go after being hurt at work. I know this isn't his usual area of expertise, but he recognized the wrongful termination and went after it. He was diligent and communicative. Being a Marine Corps Veteran definitely gives him an edge and he will fight for you to the end. Very highly recommended.
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Response from Christopher Sawin January 30, 2020
Thank you Greg!
Posted by Ken | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Chris to look into a child support order for me. Chris did an amazing job and gave me the information I needed would use him again with no hesitation.
Response from Christopher Sawin January 30, 2020
Thank you Ken!
Posted by Shane | August 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal advise
Chris was quick to jump into action and give me amazing advice, which saved me thousands. He knew exactly what to do and say to get the dealership to think twice about what they had done. He had my next step planned out for me before i even asked him. Ive never had someone so willing to go to bat for me. I highly recommend anyone seeking legal advice/counsil/representation talk to Chris. Hes the man and will fight for you! 150% will use him again!
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Response from Christopher Sawin January 30, 2020
Thank you Shane!
Posted by Jared | August 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child Support advise
Although my case is out of his jurisdiction, Chris still took the time to get me very good information and point me in the right direction. I only regret that he could not represent me in this matter.
Response from Christopher Sawin January 30, 2020
Thank you Jared!
Posted by Rob | August 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly attentive and effective
Mr. Sawin performed a legal task for me with diligence and efficiency. He was extremely attentive to my needs and resolved the issue promptly. I highly recommend Mr. Sawin.
Response from Christopher Sawin February 19, 2020
Thank you Rob!
Posted by James | June 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful and encouraging in a uncertain situation
Christopher helped me understand the legal concerns I had with a housing issue, taking the time to make sure he understood the situation I was in, then making sure that I understood it as well. His responses to my legal concerns were both clear and comprehensive. I very much appreciated and was impressed by his attention to detail, as well as his and ability to be aware of and ask about related circumstances that could have impacted my issue. The thing that set Christopher apart was his interest in making sure, not just that I understood my situation legally, but that I was confidant in approaching the situation correctly. It's rare to find someone who is able to do both the technical and social sides of their job so well. I'm grateful to Christopher for his time and willingness to help me feel grounded in knowing what my options were and that I was taking a well thought out approach to solving my problem. I would be glad to be able to ask him for help if I had a need for legal representation in the future.
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Response from Christopher Sawin February 19, 2020
Thank you James!
Posted by Fernando | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING SERVICE!
Chris and Samantha provided great help resolving a real state P&S agreement issue, timely and accurate communication, outstanding service! Thank you!
Response from Christopher Sawin February 19, 2020
Thank you Fernando!
Posted by Mark Branga | March 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated, caring and follows through every time.
I came to Attorney Sawin as my last ditch effort to resolve a longstanding issue. I was pleasantly surprised when he always called, emailed or texted me back. It was probably the best Lawyer experience I have had. Thank you very much for caring and doig the right thing.
Response from Christopher Sawin February 19, 2020
Thank you Mark!
Posted by Alex | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Breach of Contract
I own a business and a customer of mine did fulfill his part of the contract. So I hired Chris to represent me and my case. The opposing attorney threw some ridiculous arguments and delay tactics, but Chris stuck with it won every argument and succeeded and wining the case for me. I highly recommend Attorney Chris Sawin as your business lawyer.
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Response from Christopher Sawin February 19, 2020
Thank you Alex!
Posted by Nick | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Christopher Sawin
When I hired Chris to help me with my divorce I had absolutely no idea where to even begin. Chris seemed to fly through the process showing me that he knew exactly what he was doing, and throughout the process clearly explained every single step we had to take to successfully do the divorce. Without Chris I wouldn’t have been able to come close to finishing the process let alone doing it the correct way. Not only is Chris a fellow combat veteran, he’s an excellent attorney and all around personable person to work with.
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Response from Christopher Sawin February 19, 2020
Thank you Nick!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principle Attorney
  • Sawin Law, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Argos Legal Group, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Morrison Mahoney, LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • SJC Rule 3:03 Certified Student-Attorney
  • Suffolk University Law School Family Advocacy Clinic
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Norfolk Probate & Family Court
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Teaching Assistant to the Director of Legal Writing
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Military & Veteran Services Specialist
  • Quincy College
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Military Services Assistant
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Infantry
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2005 - 2009
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, cum laude
  • J.D.
  • 2017
  • Curry College
  • B.A.
  • 2013
  • Quincy College, summa cum laude
  • A.S.
  • 2012

Associations

  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Veterans’ Claim Assistance Network
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5737
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appreciation of Dedicated Service to Veterans
  • Dr. Dawn Mackiewicz
  • 2018
  • Honorable Mention Brief Award
  • Suffolk University Law School - Professor Kathleen Vinson, Director of Legal Writing
  • 2015
  • Honorable Mention Oral Advocate Award
  • Suffolk University Law School - Professor Kathleen Vinson, Director of Legal Writing
  • 2015
  • Eagle Scout
  • Troop 38 - Hanover, MA
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The JV Team with Jared Valanzola
  • Family Law
  • 2018
  • The Cutting Edge of Law
  • Importance of Technology in the Legal Practice
  • 2018
  • Argos Legal Group Presentation
  • Divorce Overview
  • 2018
  • Argos Legal Group Presentation
  • Family Law Overview
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Chris. He is a pleasure to work with. His dedication, knowledge, and passion are exemplified through his work. He is a true fighter for justice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a dedicated, conscientious lawyer who was a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse and highly recommend Attorney Sawin."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for years and I am happy to call him a colleague and friend. Chris is extremely passionate and knowledgeable, and provides great client service."
General practice Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I can attest to Mr. Sawin's integrity, work ethic, and professionalism."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I’ve worked for Chris Sawin at Argos Legal Group. I consider him to be a knowledgeable attorney and a capable leader. Chris, along with fellow partner Anthony Davis, have a vision for Argos Legal Group that is impressive and admirable. Chris Sawin would be an asset in any situation in which he was placed."
Business Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Chris on a business litigation matter that involved potential discrimination. I was very impressed with his professionalism and sound legal judgment. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking top notch legal representation. I am also very impressed with the work Chris and his firm do for veterans. Veterans are a notoriously under-served community and Chris and Argos Legal Group are doing great work making sure veterans get the representation they need and deserve. Class act."
Military law Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a fantastic attorney and a better person. Chris and I not only went to law school together but served in the same Marine Corps unit in Iraq. He knows first hand how difficult it can be to navigate through the VA and has dedicated his law practice to serving the Veteran community by making sure everyone is afforded excellent representation."
General practice Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has a keen attention to detail and a true commitment to his clients. I highly recommend him."
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Intellectual property
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