P. Todd Sartwell

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Dickerson & Smith Law Group
P. Todd Sartwell
The Dickerson & Smith Law Group

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor, Family Law; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2005

Education: Regent University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012

The Dickerson & Smith Law Group

115 S Lynnhaven Rd
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Visit website


P. Todd Sartwell has a varied practice that encompasses several areas of the law. His experience has included personal injury and wrongful death litigation, workers’ compensation claims, traffic violations, employment law, immigration, and family law. Mr. Sartwell is a partner at The Dickerson & Smith Law Group, and from the firm’s offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he represents clients throughout the Commonwealth. He has been admitted to practice in Virginia since 2005, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Sartwell’s personal injury client base is comprised of people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents or in other incidents that have been caused by another party’s negligence, and he has successfully obtained compensation for their losses through jury awards as well as settlements that he has negotiated. In his family law practice, he guides people who are going through a divorce and helps them come to a resolution on property division, parenting time, and child and spousal support. Mr. Sartwell often takes the lead in negotiations, but his extensive trial experience allows him to be a forceful advocate on their behalf when litigation is necessary.

Mr. Sartwell’s estate planning experience has encompassed the preparation and review of revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, advance medical directives, and financial powers of attorney, and his employment law practice involves his representation of employees in claims based upon discrimination, overtime and other wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. Mr. Sartwell also represents clients who have been injured at work and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage. He is a 2005 graduate of Regent University School of Law.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee, Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Employment Law - Employee, Estate Planning, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Family Law
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2005, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.daviddickerson.com/attorney/sartwell-p-todd/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Served as a Director for the Little Neck Swim and Racquet Club
  • Served on the First Baptist Finance Committee at large and as Chairman., 2022
Educational Background:
  • Concordia University, Chicago, M.A. in Psychology 
  • Concordia University, Austin, B.A. in Psychology
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia , 2005
  • Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas , 2007
  • Represented client charged with aggravated malicious wounding.  Best offer made was to reduce charge to unlawful wounding.  Case taken to trial and client found not guilty of all felony counts, guilty of simple misdemeanor assault which is what we offered from the beginning.  , 2019

Office location for P. Todd Sartwell

115 S Lynnhaven Rd
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Phone: 757-463-4900


2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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