J. Ashley Sawyer of Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder Named Rising Star in Family Law

Family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder announced today that the firm’s associate attorney, J. Ashley Sawyer, has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. “Rising Stars” are the state’s top attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for ten years or less.

Rising Stars are chosen through a multi-phase, patented selection process which includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Sawyer currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Her list of professional accolades and accomplishments also includes:

  • Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession by the State Bar of Georgia

  • Graduate of the Young Lawyers Leadership Academy of the State Bar of Georgia

  • Recognized as a Top 10 Family Lawyer Under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

  • Former chairman of the Young Lawyers Family Law Committee of the State Bar of Georgia

She is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and the Family Law, Council of Younger Lawyers and Women in the Profession Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association. She is also a member of the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

Before joining HHR, Sawyer was an associate attorney at Waggoner Hastings in Alpharetta, Georgia. She also worked for two years as the Staff Attorney to the Honorable C. LaTain Kell of the Superior Court of Cobb County.

Sawyer received her JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications.

A Marietta native, Sawyer now lives in Alpharetta with her husband, David, a fellow Atlanta attorney.

About Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder
Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder (HHR) is an Atlanta-based family law practice. The firm’s partners — Jon Hedgepeth, Hannibal Heredia and Rebecca Crumrine Rieder — are three of Georgia’s most highly regarded and respected attorneys in family law. Their areas of expertise include divorce and separation, custody, support, property division, paternity, prenuptial/post nuptial agreements, adoption and alternative reproduction.

HHR is AV-rated and its partners have been extensively recognized and honored with the legal community’s top awards, including Atlanta magazine’s “Super Lawyers,” Super Lawyers magazine’s “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia,” and Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite.” Learn more about the firm at

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