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Joseph H. Saunders

Joseph H. Saunders

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

My firm represents claimants against major corporations in complex pharmaceutical products liability cases. We are active in class action, federal maritime, and federal multidistrict litigation nationwide. We also handle chemical exposure and environment pollution cases as well as sex abuse and child molestation cases against the catholic church.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    34 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    34 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Thomas Lowe Young

    Joe is one of the most genuine attorneys I know. In addition to being a great lawyer, more importantly, he is a great person. He represents those who hire him with zeal and obvious empathy. Joe is not your stereotypical personal injury lawyer.


    Thomas Young Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Edward Heyman

    I have known Joe Saunders for many years as a highly respected attorney who has provided a strong voice for those injured in products liability and consumer related cases. His strong preparation and trial skills are to be respected and emulated. I strongly endorse his work.


    Robert Heyman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Saunders & Walker PA

3491 Gandy Blvd. North
Suite 200
Pinellas Park, FL, 33781-2654

3491 Gandy Blvd N #200
Pinellas Park, FL, 33781-2654



FLMember in Good Standing198205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Rated Since 1996Martindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
National Board Certified Trial LawyerNational Board of Trial Advocacy2001
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1992
Florida Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSaunders & Walker P.A.1987 - Present
Asisstant County AttorneyPinellas County1982 - 1987

Association NamePosition NameDuration
InjuryBoardMember and Editor2002 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member1987 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1984 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersEagles MemberN/A
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sher v. RaytheonClass Certification Granted September 30, 2009
Consolidated Renu MoistureLoc Product Liability LitigationStill Pending
IN RE: Zicam Cold Remedy Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability LitigationAppointed to the Plaintiff Steering Committee

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
American Association for Justice (AAJ) TrialDaubert Playbook-Protect Your Regulatory Expert2012
University of San Francisco Law ReviewState and Federal Housing Policy1981

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Lone Mountain CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
West Florida Hip and Knee Implant SurgeonsHip Implant Recalls2013
New Orleans Darvon Darvocet Pharmaceutical LitigationDarvon Darvocet Injuries and Use of Regulatory Expert2011
Environmental Law ClassClass Action Toxic Tort Liability2009
Law School Torts ClassTort Law2008
mealey's fen phen PPHPharmaceutical Liability2003