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Thomas C. Saunders Esq. - Bartow, FL

480 S Broadway Avenue Bartow, FL 33830

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Updated: 03/07/2019

Bartow Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Thomas C. Saunders was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1957 and move to Miami, Florida in 1969. Following high school, and after a brief tour in the United States Navy, Tom enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in 1980. Tom attended the University of Florida College of Law obtaining his Juris Doctor degree in December, 1982...

About Thomas C. Saunders Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder, since 2002

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1984

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Recertified , 1991
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Recertified , 1996
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Recertified , 2001
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Recertified , 2006
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Recertified , 2011
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney; Recertified, 2016
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation, 1997
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation; Recertified, 2002
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation; Recertified, 2007
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation; Recertified, 2012
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation; Recertified, 2017
  • Certified Circuit Mediator, 2004
  • Certified Circuit Mediator; Recertified, 2006
  • Certified Circuit Mediator; Recertified, 2008
  • Certified Circuit Mediator; Recertified, 2010
  • Certified Circuit Mediator; Recertified, 2012
  • Certified Circuit Mediator; Recertified, 2014
  • Certified Circuit Mediator; Recertified, 2016
  • Certified Family Mediator, 2006
  • Certified Family Mediator; Recertified, 2008
  • Certified Family Mediator; Recertified, 2010
  • Certified Family Mediator; Recertified, 2012
  • Certified Family Mediator; Recertified, 2014
  • Certified Family Mediator; Recertified, 2016

Other Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers' Association, 1993 - 1999 (Board of Directors)
  • Florida Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1992 - 1993 (Member)
  • Florida Bar, Civil Certification Committee, 1993 - 1999 (Member)
  • Florida Bar, Civil Certification Committee, - 1995 (Vice Chairman)
  • Florida Bar, Civil Certification Committee, - 1996 (Chairman)
  • Willson American Inn of Court, 1991 - 1998
  • Willson American Inn of Court, 2011 - Present (Barrister)
  • Willson American Inn of Court (Master)
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers' Association, 1996 - 1998 (President)
  • Bench Bar Committee of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, - 1998 (Chairman)
  • Judicial Nominating Committee for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1998 - 2002
  • Judicial Nominating Committee for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, - 1998 (Vice Chairman)
  • Judicial Nominating Committee for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1999 - 2000 (Chairman)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the Federal Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the Federal Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1982
    J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1980
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • City of Tampa, Florida, Assistant City Attorney, 1984 - 1987
  • McClain & Associates, P.A., Associate attorney, 1987 - 1991
  • Frost & O'Toole, P.A., Associate attorney, 1991 - 1994
  • Frost, O’Toole & Saunders, P.A. and Frost & Saunders, P.A., Shareholder, 1994 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bartow Chamber of Commerce
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member, Big Brothers & Sisters, Lakeland

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, “Attorney’s Fees”, Basic Family Law CLE seminar, - 2015
  • Speaker, “Enforcing the Final Judgment”, Basic Family Law CLE seminar, - 2012
  • Speaker, Civil Trial Certification Review Course
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Legal Nurse Consultant’s Role in Litigation, Preparation and Assisting the Lawyer in Trial" on 09/28/1999, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Greater Tampa Bay, Florida Chapter

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Thomas C. Saunders

Included on the 2022 Florida list


Past Lists

  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Thomas C. Saunders on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009, 2015 - 2018
  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in 2016
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, 1991; Recertified in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation, 1997; Recertified in 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017
  • Certified Circuit Mediator, 2004; Recertified in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014,

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Office Information

Address

480 S Broadway Avenue Bartow, FL 33830

Fax

  • 863-533-5800

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Yes

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm; Saturday & Sunday closed

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