Before joining Cohen Cleary, P.C., as an associate, Attorney Sanders worked as a staff attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services-Public Defender Division. Attorney Sanders concentrates her legal practice in the areas of criminal defense, family, and general litigation.
Born in Hammond, Indiana, Attorney Sanders lived in Indiana until she graduated from the Culver Girls Academy. She then went on to earn her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her undergraduate program, Attorney Sanders volunteered in many programs during which time she began to cultivate the desire to assist people. She served as the Board of Director’s Chair for the Wisconsin Public Interest Group where she raised money for local homeless shelters, organized the second largest youth voter turnout for the 2004 presidential election, and lobbied Congressmen in Washington D.C. concerning student rights. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and was elected as the graduation commencement speaker.
In the summer of 2007, Attorney Sanders began a two year service commitment with the AmeriCorps Teach for America Program. She taught high school math at an underperforming turn around school in Charlotte, North Carolina. There she developed a passion for working with young adults.
In May of 2012, Attorney Sanders earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School, cum laude. While at Suffolk, Attorney Sanders was chosen as a Marshall Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow, a program that allowed her to teach Constitutional Law and Literacy as well as coach Moot Court at City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury. Additionally, she earned the John E. Fenton Jr. Award for Public Service for her commitment to helping those in need of legal services.
As of September of 2015, Attorney Sanders is a published co-author of Nature and Utilization of Civil Commitment for Substance Abuse in the United States: J. Am. Acad. Psychiatric Law, Vol. 43, Iss. 3 (2015).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|John. E. Fenton Award for Public Service||Suffolk University Law School||2012|
|Associate||Cohen Cleary||2015 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Committee for Public Counsel Services||2012 - 2015|
|Journal of American Academy Psychiatry and Law||Nature and Utilization of Civil Commitments for Substance Abuse in the United States||2015|
|Suffolk University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
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