John W. Sawney
John (Cherokee) has worked in criminal law for more than 12 years with experience both as a prosecutor and indigent defense attorney. He has successfully prosecuted domestic violence and sexual assault cases in Indian Country. Mr. Sawney also served as the managing attorney for the District 27 Drug Task Force and for the child support enforcement office in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, respectively.
John is currently a training and technical assistance provider and curriculum development director for the Institute for Native Justice. Prior to his career in law, he taught public school for seven years and has a post-graduate degree in school administration. He is a veteran of the US Army, having served most of his time in Germany.