Ryan Sawyer


Ryan has been with the Hartley Law Group since 2014. He attended ODU, where he obtained a BA in history. He then attended Regent University School of Law where he obtained his JD in May of 2013. Since passing the bar exam in October of 2013, he has focused his practice mainly on estate planning, administration, and transactional work. When not in the office, Ryan spends time with his wife and children, vacations at his family's home on Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and enjoys listening to podcasts on a wide array of subjects.


Stephanie Sopata

Real Estate Paralegal/Office Manager

Stephanie is the lead assistant in the real estate division. She brings years of excellent customer service and real estate experience to create a smooth closing for all of the firm’s clients. She has handled thousands of transactions, continually striving for excellent problem-solving skills.


Growing up the son of a contractor, Albert spent his youth in the world of construction and saw firsthand how things got built – how work got done. As an attorney, Albert brings that lunch pail, roll-up-the-sleeves attitude to his profession. With The Hartley Law Group, you get the job done – and done right.


​Rebecca Hopkins

Legal Assistant/In House Marketer 

​Rebecca wears multiple hats here at The Hartley Law Group.  She is the civil and personal injury legal assistant, billing and collection agent, marketer and social media expert.  She creates the monthly newsletters, and puts a creative twist on them.


Our Team

While our team has a proven track record of success, they’re also lifelong learners who remain abreast of the latest developments in areas related to your case. When you come to The Hartley Law Group, expect to hit the ground running with somebody who’s already a step ahead of the game.

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Albert Hartley


Albert has more than 15 years of legal experience with a focus on real estate matters. He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After teaching high school for a year, he attended Regent University School of Law while working part-time as a real estate professional. Many of the contacts he made selling residential real estate are now his clients.

Corey Shaw

Personal Assistant to Albert Hartley/In House Marketer 

Corey was born and raised in the Hampton Roads Area.  He currently has his Associates Degree in General Studies.  He will be attending Old Dominion University in the Fall of 2018, with a major in History.  Corey brings great value to our team.