Thomas C. Saunders

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bartow, FL

Saunders Law Group
 | PO Box 1279, Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: 863-533-6200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Before founding his own law firm in Polk County, Florida, Thomas C. Saunders worked with the City of Tampa's City Attorney's Office and private law firms that provided legal services to plaintiffs and defendants in insurance cases. Saunders Law Group now provides business clients with litigation services and Polk County residents with assistance in family law, and medical negligence and malpractice matters. The Saunders Law Group has locations in Lakeland and Bartow.

After earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1980, Mr. Saunders attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982, and he was subsequently admitted to practice law before the state courts in Florida. Mr. Saunders' three decades of legal experience and his track record of success in the courtroom prompted The Florida Bar to board-certify him in both business litigation and civil trial law. Board-certification is the highest evaluation provided by The Florida Bar, and it recognizes an attorney's experience, proficiency, knowledge and skill in a given legal area.

Mr. Saunders has been recognized many times and has received numerous awards during his remarkable career. He has served as the chair of The Florida Bar Civil Trial Certification Committee and president of the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association Inc. Mr. Saunders was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the 10th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee in 2016, and he spends considerable time mentoring young attorneys while serving on the board of directors of the Willson American Inn of Court. Mr. Saunders has earned an AV* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a measure of the high-esteem in which he is held by his fellow professionals.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (50%)
Business Litigation (30%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)

Family Law (50%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Business Litigation (30%): Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Business Litigation: Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009, 2015 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board CertifiedFlorida Bar Board Certified

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About Thomas Saunders

Admitted 1984, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.saunders-law.com/attorneys/thomas-c-saunders/

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 10th Judicial Circuit, 2016
  • Listed as a Super Lawyer in "Florida Super Lawyers", 2008-2010
  • Listed, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2010
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in both Civil Trial and Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar Association, Chairman, 1996
  • Florida Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, 1995
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Lakeland Bar Association, Member
  • Willson American Inn of Court, Member, Executive Committee, 1994-1996
  • Willson American Inn of Court, Barrister, 1992-1998
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Judicial Nominating Commission of the 10th Judicial Circuit, Member, 1998-2000
  • Chairperson of the 10th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 1999-2000
  • 10th Judicial Circuit, Chairman, Bench Bar Committee, 1998-1999
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 1995-1996
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1992
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member, 1993
  • The Florida Bar Association, Member, Civil Trial Certification Committee, 1993-1998
  • Board of Directors of the Willson American Inn of Court
  • Chairperson of the Florida Bar Civil Trial Certification Committee
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1996-1998

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1980
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Office Location for Thomas C. Saunders

PO Box 1279
Bartow, FL 33831

Phone: 863-533-6200

 

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Last Updated: 1/5/2017

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