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Joseph H. Saunders

About me

My firm represents claimants against major corporations in complex pharmaceutical products liability cases. We are active in class action, federal maritime, and federal multidistrict litigation nationwide. We also handle chemical exposure and environment pollution cases as well as sex abuse and child molestation cases against the catholic church.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    35 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    35 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Jessica D. Arbour

    I have known Joe as an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse for many years. He has managed to combine great compassion for his clients with an aggressive, often trailblazing litigation style focused on total accountability for wrongdoers who protect those who hurt children.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Saunders & Walker PA

3491 Gandy Blvd. North
Suite 200
Pinellas Park, FL, 33781-2654

3491 Gandy Blvd N #200
Pinellas Park, FL, 33781-2654



FLMember in Good Standing198206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Rated Since 1996Martindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
National Board Certified Trial LawyerNational Board of Trial Advocacy2001
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1992
Florida Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSaunders & Walker P.A.1987 - Present
Asisstant County AttorneyPinellas County1982 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Examiner Internet JournalMember and Editor2002 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member1987 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1984 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersEagles MemberN/A
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IN RE: Biomet Magnum Hip Implant LitigationMember Plaintiff Steering Comittee-140 Million Dollar Global Settlement
IN RE: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability LitigationAppointed to Plaintiff Steering Committee-cases pending
IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability LitigationAppointed to Plaintiff Steering Committee-cases pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice (AAJ) TrialDaubert Playbook-Protect Your Regulatory Expert2012
University of San Francisco Law ReviewState and Federal Housing Policy1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Lone Mountain CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Florida Hip and Knee Implant SurgeonsHip Implant Recalls2013
New Orleans Darvon Darvocet Pharmaceutical LitigationDarvon Darvocet Injuries and Use of Regulatory Expert2011
Environmental Law ClassClass Action Toxic Tort Liability2009
Law School Torts ClassTort Law2008
mealey's fen phen PPHPharmaceutical Liability2003