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Attorney Justin Sanders

Justin Sanders


Justin Sanders focuses his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on wrongful death and catastrophic injury in car and truck wreck cases. Justin has a long record of success helping families who suffered injury through no fault of their own and extensive courtroom and first chair jury trial experience.

Justin attended the University of Chicago from 1995-1997 and transferred to the University of Kentucky, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Justin played on the varsity baseball teams at both schools and earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll each year while at UK. In 2004, Justin graduated Cum Laude from the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.

After law school, Justin joined his family's law practice at The Sanders Law Firm. There, he learned litigation and trial skills from his father, Bob Sanders, one of the premier plaintiff injury trial attorneys in the Tri-state, with several multi-million-dollar jury verdicts throughout Kentucky and Ohio.

Justin gained additional courtroom and jury trial experience as a felony prosecutor in the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, where he worked closely with his brother Rob Sanders, the elected Commonwealth's Attorney. Justin successfully prosecuted numerous felonies including burglary, child abuse, and murder.

Justin is a member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, a statewide organization of trial lawyers dedicated to protecting citizens' 7th Amendment right to trial by jury. He also serves on the Board of the Kenton Conservancy, an organization dedicated to the preservation of land and waterways in Kenton County, and volunteers as a youth leadership conference facilitator for the American Youth Foundation in Michigan.

Justin is a Northern Kentucky native. He and his wife, Meredith, live in Fort Wright with their two children. Justin has volunteered for years as a youth sports coach. In his spare time, he can usually be found browsing local bookstores, cheering on his hometown sports teams (FC Cincinnati, Reds, and Bengals), or riding roller coasters with his kids at Kings Island.

"Dedication and service to my clients is what motivates me every day. The families I represent are usually going through the most difficult period in their lives. It's extremely important to me that I do my best to help relieve the added burden and stress they feel during litigation, while working hard to achieve the best outcome possible for them."

Justin A. Sanders is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as the following other courts:

• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Bar Admission

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit