Wesley B. Sawyer

Wesley B. Sawyer


Wesley Sawyer is a Shareholder at Murphy & Grantland. His practice is focused on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He represents insurers who provide coverage through personal, commercial and professional liability lines.

Wesley provides efficient representation in state and federal courts in matters related to:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Accusations of bad faith
  • Automobile accidents
  • Products liability
  • Premises liability

Wesley earned his undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina before attending law school at the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, he served a chancellor of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Board and on the editorial board of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He also worked as a research assistant at The Center for National Security Law and spent a summer as an extern for the Honorable M. Hannah Lauck, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Raised in a family of educators, Wesley takes an academic approach to the practice of law by taking complex legal concepts and boiling them down into easy-to-understand ideas for clients and judges. As a result, clients regularly come to Wesley for his guidance on complex coverage matters.

Wesley and his wife, Lynn Ann, have two beautiful daughters and one son, and are active members of Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking and playing guitar and he is an avid North Carolina Tar Heel fan.

Wesley B. Sawyer
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Wesley B. Sawyer

Phone: (803) 782-4100 ext 1233
Phone: (803) 454-1233
Fax: (803) 782-4140
Email: wsawyer@murphygrantland.com


Lori Chappell (Paralegal)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1289
Email: lchappell@murphygrantland.com

Diane Black (Legal Assistant)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1262
Email: DBLack@murphygrantland.com


Pfeiffer University, B.A., magna cum laude, English
University of Virgina, School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • Moot Court Board, Chancellor
  • Virginia Environmental Law Journal
  • Order of the Coif