Sharp-Hundley, P.C., in Mount Vernon announced that Stephen G. Sawyer, former chief judge of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, has joined the firm as counsel.
Sawyer, 64, will be offering services in the areas of civil litigation, business transactions, mediation, arbitration, white collar criminal defense and oil and gas matters. He also will be continuing a busy schedule of activities relating to juvenile justice issues and problem-solving courts.
In 1992, Sawyer was named an associate judge of the Second Judicial Circuit, and in 2002, he was elected resident circuit judge for Wabash County, a position he held until his retirement from the bench in 2013. During his 22-year tenure on the bench, Sawyer presided over civil litigation, as well as criminal and juvenile law cases.
Since September 2010, Sawyer has served as president of the Second Circuit Juvenile Justice Council, and recently concluded a four-year term as president of the Illinois Association of Juvenile Justice Councils.
— The Southern