Saunders Law Group

Saunders Law Group

Firm’s Growth Serves Community and Clients Well

BY MARIALICE QUINN

Saunders Law Group continues to expand its offices. This year was the firm’s second anniversary of opening a Lakeland office to better serve its clients. Saunders Law Group is currently looking at properties on which to build new offices in the downtown area.

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“We had serious negotiations with owners of an office space and just a few days before closing, the sellers decided to go in a different direction. That happens, of course, but it presents an opportunity as well. There are so many nice spaces in the downtown area,” said Tom Saunders. “We just want to continue to be a part of the Lakeland business community to help it grow and prosper in the exciting times ahead.”

Saunders Law Group has also increased its staff by adding three new support staff positions and one attorney position. “We were fortunate to be able to add Joe Parrish to our team of attorneys. Joe graduated from FSU undergrad and then Michigan State University for Law School. He also holds an L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University,” said Alan Perez who has been practicing with Saunders Law Group since 2008. “An L.L.M. is a degree above a law degree and is similar to a general Masters degree in other fields.”

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The firm continues its focus on civil litigation of all types in State and Federal Court. Tom Saunders is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Civil Trial and Business Litigation. About half of the firm’s litigation is commercial litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, litigation against lenders or banks, and all other types of business disputes.

The firm also handles complex divorce and other family law issues. The litigation experience, especially its concentration on business disputes, makes the Saunders Law Group uniquely situated to handle the fragile negotiations and litigation strategies necessary to successfully protect business assets during the difficult times surrounding divorce. Child support, alimony and visitation are also included in the family law practice.

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Saunders Law Group also handles complex and serious bodily injury claims on behalf of plaintiffs. This practice area concentrates on medical negligence claims, claims against insurance companies for failure to pay claims, serious personal injury and products liability claims.

Tom has been named one of Polk County’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, and both Tom and Alan have been recognized by Florida’s Super Lawyers with Alan having been named a “Rising Star” for two years in a row. Tom holds an “AV” rating from the prestigious Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory – the highest rating possible in this peer-reviewed directory.

“We absolutely love the people we’ve met in Lakeland and look forward to many more years here. The courtesy you see among the people reminds you why we all chose to make this area our home,” Saunders said. “One of the best decisions we’ve made was to expand our physical location into Lakeland. Our Bartow office is just blocks from the Courthouse where much of our day is spent. Now we are also closer to our clients in Lakeland, which adds to our ability keep things as convenient and cost effective for people as possible.”

Saunders Law Group is located in Bartow at 480 S. Broadway Ave., 863-533-6200, and in Lakeland at 500 South Florida Ave., Suite 800, 863-687-6000. Visit the website at www.saunders-law.com.

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