Benjamin B. Saunders

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Mandeville, LA

Davis, Saunders, Miller & Oden Law Firm, PLC
 | 450 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite D
Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone: 985-612-3070
Fax: 985-612-3072
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding  partner of Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm in New Orleans, La,  Ben Saunders, represents individual  plaintiffs in matters involving FELA accidents (which covers railroad workers hurt on the job), and maritime workers hurt at sea under the Jones Act as well as Aviation death cases.

Before obtaining his law degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Mr. Saunders studied Pre-Med at LSU and wanted  to become a doctor. While waiting  a year to begin medical school, he entered law school and quickly discovered that his knowledge of biology could greatly aid injured individuals. The first big personal injury case he handled after law school involved a brain injury to a railroad worker. Since then, he has primarily concentrated his practice on representing injured railroaders.

Today, Mr. Saunders is a national leader representing railroad workers hurt on the job. Among his many leadership roles, Mr. Saunders served as Designated Legal Counsel Chairman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen from 1999-2002. Aside from trying cases for Locomotive Engineers, Carmen,Clerks,Trackmen, and Electricians,  he handles cases for injured Railroad Conductors who are represented by  the UTU (United Transportation Union) which merged with SMWIA in 2011 and  plan to be called SMART (Sheetmetal,Air,Rail and Transportation Workers). 

In 1994, he chaired  the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ),where he still lectures today.  He also served as President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA) from 1999-2000. Due to his knowledge and experience trying cases before juries, Mr. Saunders has won  multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in cases throughout the Southeastern United State

He serves on the Loyola Law Alumni Board for Loyola Law School in New Orleans.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Transportation/Maritime (20%): Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Aviation and Aerospace (10%): Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Benjamin Saunders

Admitted: 1969, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.davissaunders.com/benjaminbsaunders

Honors/Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) Rairoad Law Section July 2010  , American Association for Justice Railroad Law Section
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Delta Theta Phi Scholarship Certificate - Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • One of the Best Lawyers in New Orleans in the field of Railroad Law, New Orleans Magazine, 2000 - Present
  • Best Lawyers of America since 1999
  • Delta Theta Phi

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Louisiana, 1969
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Chairman, Designated Legal Counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE), 1999 - 2002
  • President, American Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), 1999 - 2000
  • Harvard University, Negotiation Project
  • Member, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson Parish Bar Association
  • Member, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors, Louisiana Trial Lawyers, 1992 - 1995
  • Member, Louisiana Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Railroad Law Lecturer, AAJ (American Association for Justice) Railroad Law Section CLE Programs
  • Truth Wins Lawsuits, New Orleans Bar Association, December, 2001
  • Preparing the Plaintiff For Direct Examination in a FELA Case Trial Magazine, March, 1994

Representative Clients:

  • Railroad Workers and Seamen
  • Represents injured railroad workers of all crafts and is also a  Smart UTU Designated Legal Counsel

Educational Background:

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.S., 1966
  • Loyola Law Review, Managing and Associate Editor - Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
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Office Location for Benjamin B. Saunders

450 North Causeway Boulevard
Suite D
Mandeville, LA 70448

Phone: 985-612-3070

Fax: 985-612-3072

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Last Updated: 5/28/2019

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