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John Frederick Sawyer

About John Sawyer

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John F. Sawyer represents businesses and individuals in federal court and in state courts throughout the Hampton Roads region.  He routinely handles guardianship and conservatorship cases as well as will and trust disputes and other fiduciary litigation.  He has twice appeared before the Virginia Supreme Court on will and estate cases.  He is also certified as a Guardian ad litem for incapacitated persons.  His cases have involved multi-million dollar loan workouts for financial institutions, significant estate litigation involving real property and forensic accounting issues, Clean Water Act regulatory compliance and litigation, injunction hearings, and contract disputes.  Mr. Sawyer also has an active creditors' rights practice where he assists clients in the collection of accounts receivable and delinquent debt obligations.  Mr. Sawyer was selected for inclusion in the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers listing.  He is President  of the Norfolk Collegiate Alumni Board, a past member of Session of Second Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, active on committees with local bar associations, and volunteers his time with the REACH program and as a youth coach for Norfolk United Soccer Club.