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David M. Sanders - Deputy Law Director

Phone: 865-215-2327   Fax: 865-215-2936

David M. Sanders - Biography

David is a 1994 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. An experienced trial attorney, he has represented Knox County entities, businesses, and individuals in a variety of legal matters. He has obtained favorable outcomes for his clients through jury and non-jury trials, appeals, non-judicial hearings, mediations, and arbitration. He has won cases both in the Tennessee Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

David is a third generation Knoxvillian. After graduating from college, he joined the military and served his country as a Naval Intelligence officer for approximately ten years. He has volunteered for and is involved with several local non-profit organizations in addition to his church. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of the South (Sewanee). David is married with one child and makes his home in Knoxville.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Liability Defense
  • Administrative Law
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1994
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1997
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2018
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2008


  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 1994
  • University of the South (Sewanee), B.A., 1988


  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee County Attorneys Association
  • Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys

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Law Director

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 612
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2327
Fax: 865-215-2936

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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