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Samuel Lee Sanders

Criminal defense Attorney at Dalton, GA

4.8   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
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About Samuel

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Sam is an AV Preeminent rated attorney that focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense and general litigation matters.


Over the years, Sam has successfully represented clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. In that regard, Sam recently served as a co-counsel in the catastrophic Bluffton University bus crash at the Northside Drive exit off Interstate 75 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sam is particularly proud of successfully representing a young disabled girl against her school district after she received injuries from a fall from her wheelchair as a result of being left unattended. Additionally, Sam has handled hundreds of criminal matters in North Georgia and the surrounding areas. In 2010, Sam helped secure the dismissal of criminal charges against a private investigator who was arrested for witness tampering during his work for the defense team in the matter of State v. Tonya Craft in Catoosa County. In 2011, Sam secured the dismissal of drug charges against his client and recovered her vehicle after it was wrongfully seized by the city police department. In 2012, Sam represented a client charged with armed robbery and related offenses. After negotiations with the State, Sam’s client was allowed to plead straight to the court to a lesser crime which ultimately resulted in the service of a 3 month jail sentence while the co-defendant went to trial and received a 55 year prison term.  In his last two criminal trials, each of his clients was acquitted.



In 2011, Sam was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit to the Public Defender’s Supervisory Panel. He is the past President of the Conasauga Bar Association and was a member of the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield Class of 2005. He likewise served as Board Chairman of the Dalton-Whitfield Daycare Center and Vice-Chairman of the Dalton-Whitfield Hospital Authority. He presently serves as the local Regional Coordinator of the High School Mock Trial Competition held each year in Dalton, Georgia. 



Sam joined the firm after graduating from the Tulane University School of Law in 2004. At Tulane Sam tried several civil and criminal trials to verdict in both State and Federal Court.  In his final year at Tulane, Sam was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a National Honor Society recognizing the top oral advocates in each graduating class. Prior to law school, Sam completed his undergraduate degree at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001.



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Posted by Natasha | April 29, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Good and understanding man
He helped me out without even knowing me or ever seeing me not with just advice but with a simple mistake at the court house
Posted by mohamed | September 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
sam sanders was a beacon of hope for me and my bzns. a time when our option s is limited and the likelihood of satisfactory resolution seemed nigh impossable . not only was he able to defend our company from unjust accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor offord emotional succor to myself and those i care the most , my company and I , are eternally greatfull for his service and i hearby recommend MR> sam sanders whithout reservation
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Posted by Chad | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Better call SAM!
I highly recommend Sam Sanders. I tell everyone I know if your in trouble with the law, you better call Sam! Not once but twice Sam kept me from going to Prison. Sam is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. You couldn't ask for better representation!
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sam goes above and beyond as a Lawyer!
He has helped us with more than just our case! He is always there if we need anything! He is the best here and Glad he answered our Facebook message!
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sam goes above and beyond the call of a regular Lawyer!
Sam is a great lawyer! He helped us above and beyond his duties as a lawyer. He is the Lawyer you need on your side.
Posted by Andrea | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sam is amazing! I hired Sam when I was in trouble. He was amazing! Very professional!! He always answered my calls,emails and texts. I felt Sam took my case seriously and cared about my case as well as he cared about me. I would recommend him to anyone!! The best attorney in town!
Posted by Brittany | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best lawyers in Dalton
Sam handled my husband's case and he did an outstanding job. He always goes above and beyond to help our family. I would recommend that anyone looking for a good criminal lawyer use Sam Sanders. He gets the job done!
Posted by K.D. | September 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing In All Legal Matters!
I have had the amazing Attorney Sanders handle a few cases from Civil to even a Criminal case. I would not even think of ever consulting or hiring any other in the state of Georgia!
Posted by Tim | October 14, 2014
How Sam handled my wife's case.
Sam was on top our case and worked very hard to achieve a favorable outcome. He was truly an advocate for us. He was very acessable always. Another thing is he has remained what I would consider a friend. We appreciate all he did for us.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2014
State vs. me in theft by taking case
Sam was able to listen to my case without bias. Take the facts and one by one break down the evidence to provide me with the best possible outcome. Thanks, Sam.
Posted by Brook | September 7, 2014
An Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney!
Mr Sanders was very knowledgeable in regard to my husband's criminal matter. He took his time with us and was very personable while answering all of our questions. We were always kept up to date during the case. Mr Sanders helped us achieve a very favorable outcome, and he was able to get a very serious charge dismissed. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help in a criminal defense case!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Don't follow through and almost impossible to reach
I don't know if he just takes on too many cases loads or if he just doesn't care anymore. He was retained by my Husband and paid in full and said he would take care of a legal matter for him. It has been at least a year now and I have contacted him several times when he does return my calls and text. He has told me over and over again that it was being taken care of. Well still there and still not taken care of. I would advise anyone that had a criminal matter other than Drug charges which he seems to deal with mostly to seek out another attorney.
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Harding University
  • B.B.A
  • 2001

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam combines his extensive knowledge of the law with genuine care for the lives of his clients, and I endorse him without reservation. Working around him over the years has been a pleasure as he is one of the kindest people you could hope to meet."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam is an aggressive, smart lawyer that works hard for his clients, and gets good results. I have worked with him and against him. I don't hesitate to refer cases to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam Sanders is a talented trial lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and represents his clients ethically and zealously. Most of all, he is a Warrior for justice. I enjoy working with Sam."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Sanders on multiple matters. Whenever I have a case in GA or TN, I only choose to work with Mr. Sanders. He is bright, hardworking, and experienced. Sam has an excellent rapport with clients and is one of the more even keeled and practical people I know. I 100% endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a tremendous lawyer in numerous areas of the law. He unrelentingly represents his clients for the best possible outcomes in their cases. I endorse Sam wholeheartedly."
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Dalton Criminal defense Lawyer Samuel Lee Sanders
Samuel Lee Sanders
Criminal defense Attorney
Dalton, GA
Licensed for 19 years