Justin H. Sanders is the founding and co-managing partner of Sanders Roberts LLP. His practice focuses on business litigation, general liability defense and criminal investigations involving medical professionals.
Mr. Sanders represents Fortune 100 corporations, businesses and individuals in an array of litigation matters, including general commercial matters, breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, catastrophic accidents, negligence, misrepresentation, fraud and criminal investigations. He is known as a forceful trial lawyer and a detailed deposition taker. Some of his clients include Ford Motor Company, Morgan Stanley, Southern California Edison, Honda Finance, the City of Los Angeles, and a host of other businesses and public entities.
Mr. Sanders was trained at two prestigious international law firms prior to forming Sanders Roberts LLP. Mr. Sanders began his legal career at the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, where he worked on several high-profile cases. At Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Sanders successfully represented businesses and elected officials in litigation and white collar criminal matters, including the defense of several prominent California politicians. After three years at Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Sanders was recruited to government service with the Los Angeles City Attorney Office. At the City Attorneys’ Office, Mr. Sanders served as a chief aide to the City Attorney, oversaw the City’s most important cases and managed the City Attorneys Office’s relationship with private law firms. In this position, he developed close relationships with many of the best lawyers in California.
Mr. Sanders returned to the private sector a few years later, serving as a Senior Associate at the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP, an international, full-service law firm. At Sidley, he worked closely with the Chair of the Litigation Department. Mr. Sanders represented business owners in an array of matters, including a Hong Kong-based financier in litigation against a land developer. He also represented insurance companies in extremely complex litigation matters.
Mr. Sanders has tried multiple case to jury verdicts in federal and state court on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations and individual clients. In 2010, for example, Mr. Sanders successfully represented the first Latina neurosurgeon in the history of the State of California in a licensing dispute before the Court of Appeal for the State of California. Since that time, he has represented numerous doctors, acupuncturists, nurses and other medical professionals in many more administrative matters, lawsuits and criminal investigations. For those cases that do not end in trial, Mr. Sanders also has achieved very favorable settlements on behalf of his clients. He achieves positive resolutions for his clients by conducting diligent discovery, detailed depositions, precise writing and proactive case management.
Mr. Sanders graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in political science (Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa). He graduated from Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California, winning the prestigious Crispus Wright Scholarship and the Steven B. Sample Presidential Fellowship. He currently serves as Lecturer In Law in Pretrial Advocacy. An active member of his community, Mr. Sanders collects art, coaches youth sports and serves on the Board of Directors for the Watts Learning Center.
Mr. Sanders is AV Rated Preeminent (Peer-Reviewed for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence) by Martindale-Hubbell.