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

ATLANTA, March 8, 2016 – Family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder announced today that attorney J. Ashley Sawyer has been recognized as a 2016 “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law. The list is compiled by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This is Sawyer’s third appearance on the Rising Star list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The listing appears in the March 2016 issue of Atlanta magazine.

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

Sawyer 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 Smyrna 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 founding 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/postnuptial 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 100” lawyers in Georgia and “Top 50 Women” lawyers in Georgia, as well as Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite.” Learn more about the firm at