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Zoe Sanders

Insurance Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   7 reviews

About Zoe

Learn Zoe’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    40%
    Disability claims governed by an employee benefit plan

    21 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    dui, traffic offenses, gambling, murder

    31 years

  3. Gaming
    15%
    Advice on conducting legal sweepstake and charitable raffles

    26 years

  4. Licensing
    15%
    alcohol regulation and professional licensing

    26 years

Alex and Zoe Sanders have a combined 78 years of experience in practicing  law. Alex and Zoe Sanders are father and daughter. They formed the firm to help people and businesses who find themselves involved in the justice system. 

Alex Sanders is a trial and appellate lawyer, and former state senator and  college president. He appeared most recently before the South Carolina Supreme Court in January 2016. Alex Sanders is the property damage claimants' representative ("PDFCR") in connection with the bankruptcy of W.R. Grace.  

Zoe Sanders has handled criminal, civil and regulatory cases. She has a broad range of experience.  She has represented such diverse individuals as the comedian Stephen Colbert,  U. S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and a battered spouse charged with the murder of her husband. She represents nationwide corporations in the areas of food and beverage and hospitality licencing.  Zoe is a past president of the National Association of Women of Women Lawyers. She was awarded The State Newspaper's "Top  20 under 40 Achievement Award".  She is a former law clerk to U.S. Federal District Court judge  Matthew J. Perry. She is a former state prosecutor. She is a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and  a board member of the South Carolina Administrative and Regulatory Law Association. 

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/24/2022
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Sanders Law Firm of South Carolina LLC
1727 Hampton St
Columbia, SC, 29201

Reviews

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Posted by Jennifer | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I had a phenomenal experience with Zoe; she possesses not only a breadth of knowledge across all spectrums of law; but also persistence, dedication, and commitment to each client she represents.
Response from Zoe Sanders March 31, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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Posted by Robert | March 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ERISA advice
She provided excellent advice regarding my long-term disability claim, including lengthy legal research and sound advice as to how to proceed.
Response from Zoe Sanders March 30, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same. Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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Posted by Jeffrey | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Extraordinary Lawyer, A Very Nice Person
As the CEO of a public company engaged in a highly regulated business, I had the great pleasure of working with Zoe Sanders in defending my company against an attempt by the State of South Carolina to, essentially, destroy our business in South Carolina. The stakes were very high -- literally the survival of the business. Zoe won a complete and total victory of the kind where you hear the lamentations of your enemy as you count coups at your victorious campfire. After threatening us with extinction and on the verge of trial, she made the State of South Carolina Department of Revenue back down, terminate the cause of action, settle on a basis completely favorable to us. She won such a convincing victory as to be beyond belief. Not just in making the SC DOR back down on the verge of trial but on many interim rulings in which her knowledge of the courts, the laws, the Judges put us -- from Texas -- on an equal footing as the home team. She is smart as Hell, clever, a brilliant strategic and tactical thinker, well-connected, experienced, and a legal force to be reckoned with. She is an unabashed advocate for your interest, a legal assassin. If I were to undertake any legal matter in the State of South Carolina, she would be the first person I would call. She is personable, articulate, thoughtful, honest, persuasive, and makes the client-attorney relationship fun and pleasant. She wins which is the important thing, is it not?
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Response from Zoe Sanders March 29, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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Posted by Sally | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zoe Sanders
Zoe Sanders is one of the brightest, smartest, most honest and respected attorneys I know. Her immediate attention to my case and her frequent updates and frequent communications made me have much confidence in her. It was definitely deserved! Excellent attorney!! So lucky to have her on my side! I'll reach out to her for her expertise, counsel and efficiency every time! Thank you Zoe!
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Response from Zoe Sanders March 29, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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Posted by Lisa | March 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend Zoe Sanders. I have known her for many years and have had the pleasure to work with her on numerous occasions. She is professional, she is attentive, patient and is easy to work with. She exudes confidence and gets the job done. It has been a pleasure and honor to work with her.
Response from Zoe Sanders March 29, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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Posted by Julia | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zoe Sanders is a professional, personable and strong attourney
Zoe Sanders has been a boon of support for me throughout a very difficult time in our family. She represented me in probate court and has consistently given me excellent advice. I trust Ms. Sanders completely. She has handled my year long, ongoing case to perfection. My family and I chose the best of the best, and I couldn't be happier with the outcomes.
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Response from Zoe Sanders March 29, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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Posted by Melissa | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immediate response legal help, effective and a great result
Zoe Sanders represented me with almost no time to prepare for my case. It was an emergency legal situation. Ms. Sanders went the extra mile and made every arrangement necessary to get a great result in my case. I was very impressed and would strongly recommend her for any legal case she is willing to engage.
Response from Zoe Sanders March 29, 2016
Thanks so much for the kind words. Your testimonial means a lot to me! It was an honor helping you with your case. I want to remind folks, though, that the result we were able to achieve for you in your case does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients in other matters. Every case is different, and sometimes things turn out differently even if the cases seem the same.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Federal Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Matthew J. Perry
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Prosecutor
  • Richland County
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • 1992 - 2016

Education

  • University of South Carolina
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • South Carolina Administrative and Regulatory Law Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Permant member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • president
  • 2002 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 20 Under 40 Achievement Award
  • The State's Newspaper
  • 2004
  • Tribute to Women in Industry Award
  • YWCA
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Member Award
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • 1999

Publications

  • Insider Magazine, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • "The Government is at your Table,"
  • 2015
  • Insider, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • In the Middle of Tobacco Road: Contraband and Illegal Cigarettes
  • 2015
  • Insider, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Be a Winner: Be Smart About the New Laws Regulating Games of Chance in SC
  • 2015
  • Hospitality News, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Is There Such a Thing As "a Bar" in South Carolina?
  • 2014
  • ERISA Report
  • New Equitable Remedies Are Possible for ERISA Plaintiffs Post-Amara
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Healthcare Financial Managemt Association
  • Getting Paid in denied healthcare claims
  • 2015
  • South Carolina Hospitality Association
  • Protecting you Liquor License
  • 2015
  • Graduation
  • USC Law School Graduation
  • 1992
  • UVA commencement 1989
  • UVA commencement introduction of Pat Conroy
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Business Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zoe is an excellent lawyer in both skill and ethics. Her experience is vast in many fields. I highly endorse Zoe Sanders."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Zoe is an excellent attorney, both professional and efficient. I believe that she practices at the highest level of our profession."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Zoe Sanders for several years and endorse her without reserve. She is very knowledgeable in all her practice areas, and particularly in insurance and ERISA. Her litigation skills and instincts are excellent, likewise her drafting skills. You will be pleased with a referral to this counselor."
Criminal defense
Employee benefits

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Columbia Insurance Lawyer Zoe Sanders
Zoe Sanders
Insurance Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 30 years