Justin A. Sanders

Attorney at Law

Justin A. Sanders is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as the following:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Justin’s primary focus is on civil litigation, with an emphasis on wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, car and truck wrecks, medical negligence, premises liability, and products liability law.

In addition to being a highly skilled trial lawyer, Justin represents clients in a number of other areas. He provides Business & Corporate Law services such as formation, advice and representation in business disputes, and insurance coverage issues. Justin also assists individuals and business clients in Employment Law matters like ADA and Civil Rights Act compliance, discrimination claims, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, and sexual harassment.

Justin regularly handles appellate work as part of his litigation practice, expertly challenging or defending final judgments in his clients’ cases.


Justin graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2000, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. degree in Political Science. Justin played on the Wildcats varsity baseball team and earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll each year while at UK. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from the Pepperdine University School of Law, in Malibu, California.

From 2004 – 2016, Justin was a partner at The Sanders Law Firm, a small, boutique personal injury firm in Covington, Kentucky. Justin gained valuable experience litigating complex civil cases in state and federal courts in Kentucky and Ohio. He joined Ziegler & Schneider in November, 2016.

From 2008 – 2009, Justin served as a felony prosecutor in the Kenton Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. He successfully prosecuted burglars, thieves, child abusers, and murderers. He obtained the first conviction in Kentucky history for felony torture of a dog or cat.

Justin is a member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, a statewide organization of trial lawyers dedicated to protecting citizens’ 7th Amendment right to trial by jury. He also serves on the Board of the Kenton Conservancy, and organization dedicated to the preservation of land and waterways in Kenton County.

Justin is a native of Kenton County, Kentucky. He and his wife, Meredith, live in Fort Wright with their two children. Justin volunteers as a youth basketball and baseball coach. In his spare time, Justin can usually be found browsing local bookstores, cheering on his hometown sports teams (FC Cincinnati, Reds, and Bengals), or riding roller coasters with his kids at Kings Island.

“Dedication and service to my clients is what motivates me every day. The families I represent are usually going through the most difficult period in their lives. It’s extremely important to me that I do my best to help relieve the added burden and stress they feel during litigation, while working hard to achieve the best outcome possible for them.” – Justin Sanders

Justin A. Sanders
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  • Undergraduate: University of Chicago & University of Kentucky
  • Law School: Pepperdine University School of Law

Professional Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association Board of Governors
  • Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • The Kenton Conservancy Board of Directors
  • Legacy Leadership
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Council
  • American Association for Justice
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio: 2010
  • Kentucky: 2004

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