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John Sadler is President of Chesapeake Wealth Management. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Sadler practiced as a trust and estate planning attorney in Williamsburg for two decades. He is the former president and owner of Williamsburg Estate Planning, and was a member of Chesapeake Bank’s Williamsburg Advisory Board for ten years.
Mr. Sadler is the Immediate Past President of the Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council and the incoming Chairman of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Wealth & Trust Committee. He is a member of the State Bars of Virginia, Maryland, and Michigan, the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also a member of the Trust and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Mr. Sadler is a past Distinguished President of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg, and Past President of the Williamsburg Kiwanis Foundation, where he served for eight years on the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Williamsburg Landing. He is also a former Executive Officer of the Williamsburg Bar Association, and a graduate of the Leadership Historic Triangle (Class of 2001). Mr. Sadler is a graduate of James Madison University (B.A., major in English), which included studying abroad at the University of London. He received his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. He served as a Legal Intern with the U. S. Army JAG Corps in Germany. Mr. Sadler also serves on Chesapeake Wealth Management's Board of Directors, Investment Advisory Committee and Trust Committee.