Samuel Lee Sanders

Samuel Lee Sanders

Partner
Location:
Dalton, Georgia
Phone:
706-278-4499
706-508-4292
800-798-3162 (Toll Free)
Fax:
706-278-5002
Email:

Sam is an AV Preeminent rated attorney that focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense and general litigation matters.

Over the years, Sam has successfully represented clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. In that regard, Sam served as a co-counsel in the catastrophic Bluffton University bus crash at the Northside Drive exit off Interstate 75 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sam is particularly proud of successfully representing a young disabled girl against her school district after she received injuries from a fall from her wheelchair as a result of being left unattended.

Additionally, Sam has handled hundreds of criminal matters in North Georgia and the surrounding areas. In 2010, Sam helped secure the dismissal of criminal charges against a private investigator who was arrested for witness tampering during his work for the defense team in the matter of State v. Tonya Craft in Catoosa County. In 2011, Sam secured the dismissal of drug charges against his client and recovered her vehicle after it was wrongfully seized by the city police department. In 2012, Sam represented a client charged with armed robbery and related offenses. After negotiations with the State, Sam's client was allowed to plead straight to the court to a lesser crime which ultimately resulted in the service of a 3 month jail sentence while the co-defendant went to trial and received a 55 year prison term. In 2015, Sam convinced a court that a search of his client's vehicle was unconstitutional, which resulted in a dismissal of all felony criminal charges pending against him. In his last four criminal trials, each of his clients was acquitted.

In 2011, Sam was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit to the Public Defender's Supervisory Panel. He is the past President of the Conasauga Bar Association and was a member of the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield Class of 2005. He likewise served as Board Chairman of the Dalton-Whitfield Daycare Center and Vice-Chairman of the Dalton-Whitfield Hospital Authority. Additionally, Sam served as Regional Coordinator of the local High School Mock Trial Competition from 2007 until 2013.

Sam joined the firm after graduating from the Tulane University School of Law in 2004. At Tulane Sam tried several civil and criminal trials to verdict in both State and Federal Court. In his final year at Tulane, Sam was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a National Honor Society recognizing the top oral advocates in each graduating class. Prior to law school, Sam completed his undergraduate degree at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001.

Recent results:
$175,000.00 (policy limits) for client injured in a car accident in Whitfield County. (2015).
$400,000.00 for client injured after falling through a defective roof in Floyd County, Georgia. (2013).
$100,000.00 (policy limits) for client that suffered a severely broken leg in an automobile accident in Polk County Tennessee. (2013).
$200,000.00 for client injured when he was struck by an out of town motorist in an intersection collision. Dalton, Georgia, (2012).
$400,000.00 for client injured in an intersection collision with delivery truck. Fulton County State Court. (2010).
$160,000.00 for client injured in motorcycle accident in Cobb County. (2011).
$75,000.00 (policy limits) for client injured in motorcycle accident in Dalton, Georgia. (2010).
$40,000.00 for minor injuries received by client after being struck by a drunk driver in Dalton, Georgia. Whitfield County Superior Court, (2011).
$40,000.00 for client who was falsely imprisoned by department store employees after being wrongfully suspected of shoplifting. Clayton County Superior Court (2008).

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Litigation Matters
  • Local Government Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2004

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
    • B.B.A. summa cum laude - 2001

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Conasauga Bar Association, Past President
  • Leadership Dalton-Whitfield Class, Member, 2005
  • Dalton-Whitfield Daycare Center, Board Chairman
  • Dalton-Whitfield Hospital Authority, Vice-Chairman
  • Public Defender’s Supervisory Panel
  • High School Mock Trial Competition held each year in Dalton, Georgia, Local Regional Coordinator