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Richard Allen Sanders Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Savannah, GA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Richard A. Sanders, Andrews and Sanders


Licensed for 14 years

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Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    48%
    We handle all injury cases Accident Claims Auto Accidents Birth Injuries Brain Injuries Cerebral Palsy Child Injuries Construction Accidents Defamation Defective Products Dog Bites Drunk Driver Accidents Inadequate Security Medical Malpractice Motorcycle Accidents Nursing Home Negligence Personal Injuries Slip & Fall Accidents Spinal Injuries Truck Accidents Wrongful Death

    15 years

  2. Personal injury
    47%
    As a family law firm, our areas of practice include divorce and separate maintenance proceedings; child custody, visitation and support; alimony and spousal maintenance; prenuptial and post nuptial agreements; modification of child support, custody and alimony; legitimation and paternity; restraining and protective orders; grandparents and third-party custody/visitation; appeals; post-divorce issues, such as contempt actions

    15 years

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    We defend clients against a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including but not limited to the following:Drunk driving (DUI), Military crimes, Sex crimes (sexual assault, statutory rape, child pornography, etc.),Violent crimes (aggravated assault, armed robbery, homicide, etc.), Drug crimes (possession, distribution, manufacturing, etc.), Domestic violence (spousal abuse, child abuse, etc.),Weapons offenses, Theft

    15 years

WE CAN HELP. WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO SOLVE YOUR LEGAL PROBLEMS OR ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS.

At the law firm of Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah, Georgia, we can help. Our dedicated attorneys represent clients in a range of practice areas, including DUI and criminal defense, military law, personal injury law, medical malpractice law and family law. We will work with you to solve your legal problems or address your concerns. Whether you are looking for a Georgia military law DUI attorney, divorce attorney, criminal defense attorney or a personal injury attorney, you can turn to us with confidence. Contact us today.

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Andrews & Sanders Law Offices

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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
A talented lawyer and good person
Richard helped me through what I considered a difficult case. Never once did he make me feel less of myself because I didn't have the legal knowledge that he does. He and his team made sure I knew what to expect at every step of the process. He also went above and beyond to calm my fears of what "could" happen in the legal system. In the end, he and his team were able to provide me with exactly what I needed to move on with my life.
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Posted by Daniel | June 11, 2014
Best Lawyer Anyone Could Ask For
Mr. Sanders is hands down a true fighter. When he took my case he displayed a confidence that is rarely seen in cases similar to mine. He spent countless hours working with me to provide me with great detail and preparation. He was only straight forward and honest with me even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but it was what I needed to hear. In court he displayed the knowledge, tenacity, and professionalism that any client could hope to receive. I could never put into words the appreciation I have for Mr. Sanders and his amazing staff for fighting alongside me each and every day and helping my family and I achieve the goals and dreams we set out for in a 2+ year custody battle.
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Posted by Carmella | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Richard Sanders handled my divorce with satisfactory. He took his time and explained the process and responded to all communication quickly. He displayed a high level of compassion and concern toward me easing the high impact of emotions involving divorce. One year later he also assisted me by answering my questions pertaining to a different personal issue. I am forever grateful! Highly competent and effective execution.
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Posted by Michael | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best!
I sought out Mr. Sanders' representation for a custody case. It was an urgent matter and needed immediate attention. Mr. Sanders filed an action right away and was able to get an emergency hearing court date before our needed deadline. Everything was prepared for court, including his A-game. Mr. Sanders was amazing in court! He addressed all of the concerns to the judge in a thorough and professional manner. He knew exactly what, when, and how to say it. He ensured throughout court that all bases were covered and periodically checked with me to see if there was anything else I wanted to address. Mr. Sanders delivered results that were far better than I expected! He kept open lines of communication with me through the entire process, beginning to end. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney! If you're looking for a respectful, experienced, attorney to get the job done, Richard Sanders is your guy! The office staff is on the ball, as well. Every time I called, I was pleasantly greeted and assisted. They would either have the answers to my questions, or would ensure I got answers promptly. Andrews and Sanders Law Office is one that cannot be beat. You can tell the attorneys and assistants all work together and create a wonderful environment for their clients. Having to go through such a stressful ordeal, you need someone who will help you feel at ease. That's what this office did for me!
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney
Mr. Richard Sanders was a great that got me great results. Very happy with his services. He really cares about his clients goes above and beyond. I would recommend Mr Sanders for anyone needing a great attorney!
Posted by Bryce | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Was A Single Dad Trying to Get Full Custody. I got it!!
Richard is the most personable, reasonable, understanding people that I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Every question I have had, has been answered with perfect clarity, in a timely manner. Mr. Sanders went far above and beyond my expectations. If you're reviewing law groups to handle your legal matters, your search ends here. Seriously, it would be a crime to not hire this firm! I now have full custody of my 3 children and we got everything we needed! Case Closed!! God Bless you, Richard!
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Sanders, Esq.
Mr. Sanders has assisted me with several matters. He is highly competent, rigourously thorough, and supremely professional.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Direct and Delivers!
Hired as a divorce attorney, and everything went smooth and simple....especially with property and dependents involved. I recommend him to anyone who seeks advice on a great attorney. Direct and delivers what you want and helps you rationalize everything when it can by far one of the most emotional times in someone's life.
Posted by Adam | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer! Would recommend to anyone! Cares about his clients first! READ ALL!
I have used Richard twice now. Once for a divorce and the second time when my ex-wife tried to take my children away from me. This is the most confident, intelligent, hard fighting lawyer I met. And I sat with the best in Savannah during my interview process... Divorce and custody battles are extremely difficult in all aspects but especially emotionally. During the divorce and custody battle process Richard was confident, realistic and honest about what the he believed the outcome would be. I felt that I was 100% taken care of and that my best interests were the top priority and were being highly looked after in both cases. He made every effort to make the divorce as amicable as possible. I was impressed with his honesty, realism and ethics. Many times he advised me not to do something because the cost wouldn't be worth it! Richard looked out for me and what was in my best interest, not his pocket book. He is not a "scorch the earth" attorney. He wasn't looking to punish or destroy anyone. Just what was realistically fair. He was able to keep us out of court and the agreement we ended up siging was about as fair as it could be for both sides. The second time I used Richard was when my ex-wife attempted to take my children from me. She claimed the most heinous things possible. That I abused my children and molested my two little girls. It doesn't get any worse than this.... My ex-wife not only reported me numerous times to DFACs but was also able to convince multiple Doctors and therapists to do the same. Through the whole process Richard was again confident, honest, and realistic. Everything that he believed would happen happened. He fought hard when he needed to and left the unimportant things alone. Again Richard fought for me and my best interests, not his pocket book. Again many times he advised me not to do things because it would cost me money and would most likely not get me anywhere. The whole process was long and both emotionally and physically exhausting. However in the end I ended up with joint legal custody and nearly 50% physical custody. I get half of the summer, alternating every holiday, time on their birthdays and mine, a phone call everyday I don't have them, the list goes on. For being a male in Chatham country this is huge.... Richard did a phenomenal job and really I couldn't have asked for more. To say I am impressed and happy with Richard is a huge understatement. His ethics and morals are of the highest standard. He is extremely intelligent and confident in his game plan. More importantly he was right. There were a few times that I didn't listen to him, only for it to backfire on me. If I would have listened to him and followed his advice to the "T" there is a good possibility that I would be in an even better position. On top of all of this the staff that works in his office are absolutely amazing. Richard's paralegal Emily is hands down the best. She did so much work on my case often late into the night and last minute rush work because of my ex's attorney sending everything last minute. Her thoughts, abilities, and hard work are unparalleled. She absolutely deserves a ton of credit for the outcome of my case. Kathy the secretary was always a comforting site. You don't go into a lawyers office on good days.... But seeing her and talking to her always calmed me down and brought hope back even in the lowest of times. If you need a lawyer go talk to everyone in Savannah, then go visit Richard. You will see that my experience, and the other reviewers, will mirror yours.
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Posted by David | May 27, 2015
Great: would recommend and retain again.
I forgot throughout the process of it all, how important it was to have counsel that would defend and fight for their client until Mr. Sanders represented me for the last chapter of a very long case. His approach at fast and efficient resolution and focus on objective are second to none and he would be one of my first choices to have with me if I needed to be in a courtroom. The last of numerous lawyers over two different states and no matter the outcome...I feel like I finally got a fair hearing and opportunity to make my claim.
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Posted by Susan | February 27, 2015
An outstanding attorney
I have known Richard for over 10 years. He is an outstanding attorney who is ethical and professional with his clients. He has strong litigation skills, and not only considers the legal strategies, but the practicalities of solving the issue with alternative legal options. He listens to his clients and responds clearly with thorough and creative advice. He is prepared, focused, and remains calm at all times. I was very happy with the outcome of my case and would recommend Richard without any reservations.
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Posted by Lorraine | August 29, 2014
Mr. Sanders handled my auto accident claim.
I was in an auto accident (rear ended) and received nothing but the run around from the insurance company for over one and a half years. That's when I decided to hire Mr.. Sanders. He is a very knowledgeable, personable and compasionate individual. He will do everything in his power to help you obtain your objective. His interest is only in assisting you with the least amount of effort on your part. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him to handle your case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
All-Around Excellence! The outcome was way better than I could have ever imagined! Everyone at the firm truly wants to help.
I had put myself in a terrible position with the law, but having Mr. Sanders and his firm on my side certainly helped me get through a tough situation while keeping my sanity. Hiring this firm was the best decision that I've ever made. When you're facing a serious situation concerning the law, it can be hugely confusing and frightening and I felt that my life/future was in excellent hands. Starting with the warm reception that I received from Kathy in the Front Office; I was, actually --a criminal!--but was never treated like one! They walked me through the entire process with careful guidance and the utmost professional treatment! The phone, my emails & my questions were always answered immediately (I even had the attorneys' cell phone numbers!). While we were in court, it was evident that this law firm has the respect of the Judge, the Police Officers and the community. I felt so safe knowing that I was being represented by someone who had a great reputation. I am forever grateful for their representation, because I now have a CLEAN RECORD, thanks to Richard Sanders, Doug Andrews and their more-than-competent, overly caring, considerate staff!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2014
Outstanding Attorney!
Richard represented me during a complex divorce matter and I found him to be straightforward, aggressive, and detail/results oriented. He listened to me and built the case around my testimony. In court, he was organized and extremely confident. The outcome was very favorable for me! I recommend Richard without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2014
Divorce
Mr. Sanders and his staff go above and beyond to make you feel at ease during the divorce process. It was a very quick and painless experience due to his dedication to his practice. I would recommend him to anybody who has the need for a Family Law Attorney.
Posted by Barry | June 11, 2014
Best Divorce Lawyer in Savannah!
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY! Mr. Sanders helped me get through a very nasty divorce! He and his staff were very professional and at the end I got everything I wanted and more! I highly recommend Mr. Sanders!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2013
Professional and courteous
Mr. Sanders has been my attorney for 5 years now and I have never had a complaint. He was up front with his costs as well as any other fees that I may incur. He listened and gave excellent advice at what my case needed to proceed. He is courteous, respectful and attentive to my needs.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem- Municipal Court
  • City of Bloomingdale, GA
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Andrews and Sanders Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Andrews Nye and Associates
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Lawyer
  • Doug Andrews and Associates
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 2008
  • Georgia Southern University
  • B.S. Justice Studies
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Family law
  • Verdict in our favor
  • Auto accident
  • Settled case for policy limits

Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Lawyer
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Lawyer
  • 2013 - Present
  • STLA
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2013 - Present
  • Villages at Godley Station
  • Covenants Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Office of Dispute
  • Registered Mediator- General Civil and Domestic (family law)
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Military/ Veterans Law Section- Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Savannah Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Lawyer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2013 Highest Settlement Rate
  • Mediation Center of coastal Empire
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Georgia Municipal Court Judges Council
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Addicus Books, expected publish date January 2014
  • “Divorce in Georgia”
  • 2014
  • SBA Hot Topics CLE
  • “The New Evidence Code”
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • SBA Hot Topics
  • CLE
  • 2015
  • Savannah Bar Association Hot Topics
  • Chair- Hot Topics Seminar
  • 2014
  • Savannah Bar Association Hot Topics
  • Co-Chair Hot Topics Seminar
  • 2013
  • Hot Topics
  • Georgia's New Evidence Code
  • 2013
  • Update CLE
  • Military Divorce
  • 2009
  • Continuing Education Class
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (55)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a wonderful attorney and colleague. When I have come across custody issues in my criminal cases I have always called Richard for guidance to assist my clients in their time of need. Every time I have reached out to him he has always taken the time to assist me and explain everything thoroughly. He is incredibly knowledgeable and very compassionate. Any client would be very lucky to have someone like Richard assisting them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sanders is an excellent attorney and a genuinely kind person. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sanders is a strong advocate for his clients, who have obvious respect and trust in him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is professional, hard working and cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Professional and competent. Communicates with clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard goes the extra mile for his clients. He’s a member of the Georgia Trial Association and was featured in Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2012. He works scrupulously for favorable results and is a gifted litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a conscientious attorney who will work tirelessly as an advocate on behalf of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a knowledgeable attorney who spares no effort in his representation, truly dedicated to representing his clients' rights."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard as a fine attorney in a super well-respected firm. Without any doubt, I would refer others in the Savannah area to him to handle their legal issues. Keep an eye on this rising star!"
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I will recommend Mr. Sanders without hesitation. He has the knowledge and skill to aid people at some of the worst times of their lives."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a great attorney that respects the profession and his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement him in the field of criminal defense."
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