Robert E. Sanders

Robert E. Sanders (Covington, Kentucky)

Robert E. Sanders

Attorney in Covington, KY
Recipient, Peter Perlman Kentucky Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1997, Lifetime Achievement Award, N. KY. Bar Association, 2000. Listed: Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers; Super Lawyer in Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice, Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007. Lecturer: The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys; Attorneys' Information Exchange Group (AIEG); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; ATLA-New Jersey; Kentucky Bar Association. Lecturer: Salmon P. Chase College of Law; University of Kentucky College of Law; Brandeis College of Law, University of Louisville; and the Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court. Author: "Bystander's Right to Bring a Cause of Action for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Kentucky: An Analysis of Major v. General Motors Corp. and Deutsch v. Shein," 24 Northern Kentucky Law Review 253, 1997. Author: "Physical Contact: An Unreasonable Restriction on Victims' Rights to Recover," Robert E. Sanders and Alexandra P. Kwiatkowski, 37 Northern Kentucky Law Review 323, 2010; Adjunct Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2004—. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 16th Judicial District of Kentucky, 1972-1979. First Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 16th Judicial District of Kentucky, 1974-1979. Private Practice, 1979-Present; Pro-Bono Service as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 16th Judicial District of Kentucky 2008- Present.
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Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Campaign Ethics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Disciplinary
  • Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Airbag Injury
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Firearms Litigation
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Railroad Law
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Railroad Safety
  • Train Derailments
  • Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Civil Liability
  • Campaign Ethics
  • Law Enforcement

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Managing Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1972, Ohio and Kentucky
1973, U.S., District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
1988, U.S. Supreme Court
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Law School Attended
University of Cincinnati
Class of 1972
University Attended
Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University
Class of 1969
Special Agencies
Former Member, Kentucky Registry of Election Finance; Former Felony Prosecutor; First-Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 16 Judicial District of Kentucky, 1972-1970.
Associations & Memberships
Cincinnati, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky (Member: Ethics Committee, Professional Relation Committee, 1987-1990; Chairperson 1988-1990) and Ohio State Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Council of Presidents, 1996-1997; Board of Governors, 2000-2005); Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors, 1988—; Fourth District Vice President, 1989-1991; Chair, Legislative Committee, 1989-1995; Treasurer, 1991; Secretary, 1992-1993; Vice President, 1994; President-Elect, 1995; President, 1996); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (State Captain, 1990-1994 and 2002-2007); Master, Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court (President, 1998-1999.).
Bar Fellowship
Kentucky Bar Foundation.
Representative Transactions
Won the first acquittal on a Murder charge in Kentucky based on Battered Woman Syndrome/Self-defense 1978.
Representative Cases
Horning v. Sycom, 556 F. Supp. 819 (E.D. Ky., 1983); Historic Licking River Civic Association v. City of Covington, Ky., 774 S.W. 2d 436 (1989); Crabbs v. Cancer Screening Services, Inc., (E.D. Ky., 1991), ATLA Professional Negligence Law Reporter (PNLR), Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 50 (April 1992); Huddleston v. Hughes, Ky. App., 843 S.W. 2d 901 (1993); City of Covington v. Hardebeck, Ky. App., 883 S.W.2d 499, Disc. Rev. Den'd., 94-SC-472-D (9/21/94); Meenach v. General Motors Corp., Ky. 891 S.W.2d 398 (1995); Kenton County Public Parks Corporation v. Modlin, Ky. App., 901 S.W. 2d. 876 (1995); Caterpiller, Inc. v. Gary Brock, 915, S.W. 2d 751. (1996)(amicus curiae); Miller v. General Motors, Corp., 192 F.R.D. 230 (U.S.D.C.E.D. Tenn., 2000).
Hobbies & Interests
Motorcycling, Off-road hill climbing mud trucks (Hummer Club of America), Trap and Skeet, Sporting Clays

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The Sanders Law Firm
1017 Russell Street,
Covington, KY 41011
859 655-4642
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Robert E. Sanders
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The Sanders Law Firm
1017 Russell Street,
Covington, KY 41011

The Sanders Law Firm (Covington, Kentucky)