Eric Sanders is admitted to practice in Alaska and Washington. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Sanders served as a law clerk to the Alaska Supreme Court and as Assistant Public Defender for the Alaska Public Defender Agency. In 1978, he managed the gubernatorial campaign of Alaska Governor Jay Hammond.
After almost 20 years of private practice, focusing on personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death matters, Mr. Sanders was appointed by Governor Tony Knowles to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the State of Alaska. During his tenure as a trial judge, Mr. Sanders was responsible for a diverse caseload, presided over dozens of trials, and conducted hundreds of hearings and settlement conferences in a wide range of legal matters. In 2003, Mr. Sanders retired from the court and re-entered private practice.
Mr. Sanders’ practice focuses on litigation involving civil matters. During the past 30 years he has handled cases throughout the State of Alaska, including most of the rural venues. Drawing on his judicial career and litigation experience, Mr. Sanders frequently is retained as a mediator, expert witness, and trial consultant. He also is called upon to serve as a discovery master for Alaska Superior Court judges in complicated civil actions.
Mr. Sanders has held numerous professional membership and appointments, including: Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice; Past President, Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers; Member, American Board of Trial Advocates; Member, Alaska Supreme Court Civil Rules Advisory Committee; Member, Ethics Committee, Alaska Bar Association; and Attorney Representative, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. Mr. Sanders has frequently served as an instructor and lecturer for the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers, and other professional organizations.