Benjamin B. Saunders

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Mandeville, LA

Davis, Saunders & Miller, PLC
 | 450 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite D
Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone: 985-612-3070
Fax: 985-612-3072
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
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


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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About Benjamin Saunders

Admitted: 1969, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • One of the Best Lawyers in New Orleans in the field of Railroad Law, New Orleans Magazine, 2000 - Present
  • 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
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Delta Theta Phi Scholarship Certificate - Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Best Lawyers of America since 1999
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Representative Clients:

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

Educational Background:

  • Loyola Law Review, Managing and Associate Editor - Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University,Loyola University College of Law, 1969
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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: 9/5/2019

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