Mr. Saunders joined the firm in 2016. He has extensive experience handling plaintiff-side employment class actions and individual cases, including wage and hour disputes and discrimination claims. His practice focuses on class and collective actions on behalf of workers who have been denied their rightful compensation because of their employers’ unlawful policies. Mr. Saunders also has a special interest in advocating on behalf of employees who have not been provided with reasonable accommodations for their mental and physical disabilities. He is a zealous supporter of workers’ rights and seeks to hold employers of all sizes accountable to their employees and the public good.
Mr. Saunders received his J.D. from New College of California School of Law in 2008, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2001. In law school, he worked as a law clerk for the non-profit law firms Legal Services for Children and Disability Rights California. He is the President of the Board of PEERS., an Oakland-based non-profit organization, and a member of the Finance Committee of the Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Mr. Saunders is admitted to practice in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all California federal district courts.
Mr. Saunders was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016.