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Joseph H. Saunders

Personal injury Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   8 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 41 years
    California - CA 42 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    80%
    Plaintiff negligence, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, auot crash and general liability cases.

    43 years

  2. Wrongful death
    20%
    Plaintiff negligence, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, auto crash and general liability cases.

    43 years

CONSUMER JUSTICE TRIAL LAWYER REPRESENTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AGAINST CORPORATIONS AND ABUSERS

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.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Saunders & Walker P.A.
1901 Avenue of the Stars
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Saunders & Walker PA
3491 Gandy Blvd. North
Suite 200
Pinellas Park, FL, 33781-2654
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Reviews

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Posted by chuck | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BE A WINNER WITH A WINNER!!!
Joe Saunders and his very competent staff won my lawsuit in a hip replacement out of court settlement against one of the large manufacturers of medical devices. Thank you Joe and Diana for your dedication and persistence. A very satisfied client!!! Chuck
Posted by Dana | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
He is thorough, caring, and a good listener. His staff and him are kind and respectful. I would recommend him to anybody!
Posted by Chris | April 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Representation
I contacted Joe Saunders a while back about an injury that I had sustained. He was very helpful, knowledgeable, professional, confident and dedicated. He brought about a resolution that I do not believe would have gotten anywhere else. Thanks Mr. Saunders and Carol
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Considerate.
Although he didn't have to answer me back, he actually spent his time to return my message ... I respect that.
Posted by Alan | May 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe did an awesome job
Did a superb job on my complicated medical issue case involving an eye injury from a car crash.
Posted by Ken | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done
Joe Saunders represented me as a litigant in the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant MDL. He and his staff were well versed on the case and the potential outcomes and paths we would follow depending on Stryker's actions, responsive to my questions, friendly, easy to talk to, easy to work with. Joe's staff was supportive on the administrative aspects. In this case, Stryker elected to settle and offered a favorable settlement package which I accepted, so it did not involve going to trial. But I had the peace of mind that all aspects of the case and deadlines for submitting documentation would be handled seamlessly in my behalf. If I have a future need for representation of this type, I would definitely ask Joe and team to represent me.
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Posted by Mark | June 13, 2015
Knowledgeable, informative and personable
Great to work with. Fully explained the mechanics of a MDL liability matter and expected timelines, etc. All resolved pretty much as explained--process, timing, settlement.
Posted by Tony | December 16, 2014
Attorney Saunders did a great job for me
Joe returned my phone calls and it was nice to work with his office and my attempts to find out any information on the case in a timely manner and my settlement was received without any complications. And I would highly recommend using Joe Saunders as your representative.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Saunders & Walker P.A.
  • 1987 - Present
  • Asisstant County Attorney
  • Pinellas County
  • 1982 - 1987

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Lone Mountain College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IN RE: Biomet Magnum Hip Implant Litigation
  • Member Plaintiff Steering Comittee-140 Million Dollar Global Settlement
  • IN RE: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
  • Appointed to Plaintiff Steering Committee-cases pending
  • IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
  • Appointed to Plaintiff Steering Committee-cases pending
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Associations

  • Legal Examiner Internet Journal
  • Member and Editor
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Eagles Member
  • N/A
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated Since 1996
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2006
  • National Board Certified Trial Lawyer
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2001
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1992
  • Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 1990
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Publications

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial
  • Daubert Playbook-Protect Your Regulatory Expert
  • 2012
  • University of San Francisco Law Review
  • State and Federal Housing Policy
  • 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • West Florida Hip and Knee Implant Surgeons
  • Hip Implant Recalls
  • 2013
  • New Orleans Darvon Darvocet Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Darvon Darvocet Injuries and Use of Regulatory Expert
  • 2011
  • Environmental Law Class
  • Class Action Toxic Tort Liability
  • 2009
  • Law School Torts Class
  • Tort Law
  • 2008
  • mealey's fen phen PPH
  • Pharmaceutical Liability
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (41)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe does a great job for his clients and knows how to get the insurance companies to pay."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a lawyer with an office just a few miles away from Joe's office, I have known Joe Saunders for years. He is a terrific lawyer and fighter for his client's rights. He is the go to guy in the Tampa Bay area for those injured by faulty products, drugs, and medical devices in addition to other complex medical/legal issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Saunders is a well-respected Personal Injury / Wrongful Death attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Saunders is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Saunders to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Saunders is an outstanding attorney. He has great compassion for his clients and will fight to the end for them. I would not hesitate to contact Mr. Saunders if I was in need of a skilled attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Saunders is a lawyer's lawyer; he's the kind of a guy that another attorney would retain if he needed a lawyer. He is very experienced, highly skilled and intelligent. He is also personable and friendly. In short, he is a great guy and a terrific lawyer. He has my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Saunders deserves the highest praise that can be stowed on an attorney and I highly recommend his services in the area of personal injury due to defective medical products."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is one of the most well respected attorneys in the State and is well known nationally for his work as a trial lawyer. I have only heard great things about Joe from his past clients and would not hesitate to recomend him as an attorney."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Saunders is an intelligent attorney who has extensive scientific and legal knowledge to handle complex injury cases. He is dedicated to serving those injured by dangerous products across the nation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe has earned a stellar reputation in the legal community for successfully handling complex medical device and pharmaceutical cases. He is also well known in the community for his service to local nonprofit organizations."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I only recently became acquainted with Mr. Saunders, but based on both my contacts with him as well as his reputation in our legal community, it is without hesitation that I would recommend him to anyone in need of his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe has developed a unique emphasis on Product Liability cases against drug and medical device makers and has handled many cases to a successful conclusion utilizing his skill and expertise."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have sent my clients to Joe and his firm for over 15 years in matters involving personal injury, nursing home injury and other consumer justice issues. He is very knowledgeable, and extremely capable."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe Saunders for many years as a highly respected attorney who has provided a strong voice for those injured in products liability and consumer related cases. His strong preparation and trial skills are to be respected and emulated. I strongly endorse his work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is one of the most genuine attorneys I know. In addition to being a great lawyer, more importantly, he is a great person. He represents those who hire him with zeal and obvious empathy. Joe is not your stereotypical personal injury lawyer."
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