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Alex and Zoe Sanders have a combined 76 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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    10 years
  2. Licensing: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Gaming: 15%
    20 years
  4. Insurance: 10%
    15 years
  5. Other: 20%
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    Zoe is an excellent lawyer in both skill and ethics. Her experience is vast in many fields. I highly endorse Zoe Sanders.


    Anne Ugarte
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  • Nathaniel Wade Bax

    Zoe is an excellent attorney, both professional and efficient. I believe that she practices at the highest level of our profession.


    Nathaniel Bax Employee benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Sanders Law Firm of South Carolina LLC

1513 Hampton St
Columbia, SC, 29201


SCGood Standing199207/03/2016
DCInactive 201107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 20 Under 40 Achievement AwardThe State's Newspaper2004
Tribute to Women in Industry AwardYWCA2004
Outstanding Member AwardNational Association of Women Lawyers1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Federal Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Matthew J. PerryUnited States District Court, District of South Carolina1995 - 1995
ProsecutorRichland County1992 - 1992
PartnerNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP1992 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Administrative and Regulatory Law AssociationBoard Member2007 - Present
Fourth Circuit Judicial ConferencePermant member1998 - Present
National Association of Women Lawyerspresident2002 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
Insider Magazine, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association"The Government is at your Table,"2015
Insider, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging AssociationIn the Middle of Tobacco Road: Contraband and Illegal Cigarettes2015
Insider, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging AssociationBe a Winner: Be Smart About the New Laws Regulating Games of Chance in SC2015
Hospitality News, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging AssociationIs There Such a Thing As "a Bar" in South Carolina?2014
ERISA ReportNew Equitable Remedies Are Possible for ERISA Plaintiffs Post-Amara2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of VirginiaEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina Hospitality AssociationProtecting you Liquor License2015
Healthcare Financial Managemt AssociationGetting Paid in denied healthcare claims2015
GraduationUSC Law School Graduation1992
UVA commencement 1989UVA commencement introduction of Pat Conroy1989