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John D Sawyer

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 36 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 42 years
    Massachusetts - MA 48 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1981
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1975
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Consumer bankruptcy; Ch 7, 13 and 11

    36 years

  2. Immigration

    36 years

  3. Family

    36 years

We do not "handle", "work on" or "listen to" problems. We solve problems utilizing all available tools, including bankruptcy and non bankruptcy options, especially financial options such as loan modifications, refinancing, expense reduction and income augmentation.

We return all calls quickly and offer early morning, evening and weekend consultations by appointment.



John D Sawyer
10605 B-2 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent bankruptcy attorney.
I was a client of Mr. Sawyer. Subsequently I referred a relative to him. He resolved these matters swiftly, according to plan, and very smoothly. I refer anyone considering a possible bankruptcy filing to his office. His partner is also very good. And his staff is very professional and responsive. And, if your situation involves the need to dispose of real estate, he can refer you to a broker specializing in sales by owners in these difficult circumstances.
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Posted by Rebecca | June 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have referred friends, co-workers, and family members to Mr. Sawyer for consultation and advice over the last thirty years. After speaking to him, every person I have referred has hired him for their legal situation, be it bankruptcty, adoption, real estate, divorce, business formation, or a simple Will or Trust. He provides excellent advice with thorough and easily understandable directions on what needs to be done, in what order and when. His fees are reasonable and he extends himself to early hours to accommodate client schedules. I have also worked with him and for him on many matters and would heartily recommend him as an attorney for anyone in need of his expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
Mr. Sawyer was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Within short 15 minutes, he comprehended the situation, assessed critical factors, and provided us with solutions. Fabulous advisor! We are very grateful to have found him.
Posted by Gene | March 14, 2015
John Sawyer
I have used John Sawyer off and on for the last 15 years. He solved a very difficult issue that I had with the IRS in an OUTSTANDING MANNER. He recently helped me with a bankruptcy and potential home foreclosure and again , His professionalism and knowledge of the subject was outstanding
Posted by Ben | March 14, 2015
Excellent service
Mr. Sawyer is very professional and knowledgeable with the services he provides. I would highly recommend his services, he doesn't give you over promises bit is ver upfront with you on.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
Trusted Resource
Mr Sawyer had been an incredible resource for me as I had to navigate through a complicated tax situation and Chapter 13 filing. He kept me informed throughout the full process, helped me to stay in the plan throughout the 5 years and ultimately assisted me in having successfully completed the plan. I highly recommend him and trust him to resolve any situation. He has a respected reputation with the court and this was critical in reaching successful solutions to challenging circumstances.
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Posted by Lori | February 23, 2015
Total Pro
Mr Sawyer handled a Chapter 13 for me. He is extremely knowledgeable, let me know exactly what to expect and kept me informed every step of the way. If I had any questions and called the office, he or a staff member always got back to me promptly. He made what started as a very stressful situation much easier.
Posted by Chhiv | February 20, 2015
I recommend John D. Sawyer
I had difficulties with my mortgage along with my other outstanding debt and no way out. The first person I thought of was Mr. John D. Sawyer, I have known and relied on his legal support for the past 20 years and find he is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I have been going back to Mr. John D. Sawyer time and time again and also referred him to my families and friends. What I like about him is that he kept me informed during the process and of any important information that comes up and provides me with advises on future matters resulting from my actions. I highly recommend Mr. John D. Sawyer to anyone out there seeking his area of expertise, especially with difficult bankruptcy matters.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sawyer & Azarcon, P.C.
  • 1987 - Present


  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1980
  • New England Law Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975


  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog


  • Southwestern Law Journal
  • Taxation
  • 1981

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a highly respected member of the bar. I have been opposing counsel with him on many bankruptcy matters and have always found him to be very honest, competent, and open to negotiating resolutions. You can tell he cares about his clients and works his hardest to obtain favorable results."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John Sawyer for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and mortgage modification. He is a great lawyer and a very good man. He will take care of your interests and fight for your rights. You can trust him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Sawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable on matters related to Bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt

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Fairfax Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John D Sawyer
John D Sawyer
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 48 years
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