Thomas Saunders is one of only a small handful of lawyers in Polk County, Florida that hold themselves out as double Board Certified. Mr. Saunders celebrated his 34th anniversary as a litigation attorney in February, 2018.
Thomas has worked for the City Attorney’s Office for the City of Tampa, a private law firm specializing in insurance defense matters (where he gained valuable insight into the manner in which insurance companies evaluate and litigate personal injury and medical negligence claims as well as commercial claims), a private law firm in Polk County specializing in personal injury for the claimants (i.e. the injured person) and has opened his own practice dedicated to personal injury law on behalf of the injured party, family law matters, medical negligence matters and commercial litigation.
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, J.D. – 1982
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.A. – 1980
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Florida Bar Association, 1984 – Present
Florida Bar, Civil Certification Committee, Vice Chairman
Florida Bar, Civil Certification Committee, Chairman
Willson American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2011 – Present
Willson American Inn of Court, Master
Bench Bar Committee of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Chairman
Judicial Nominating Committee for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Vice Chairman
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member of the Federal Court, Middle District of Florida
Member of the Federal Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeal