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About T.O. Sanders

T.O. Sanders possesses a unique blend of academic prowess, combining an engineering degree from Clemson University (1989) and a law degree from the University of South Carolina (1992). This distinguished educational background places him among a select group of attorneys in South Carolina with a solid foundation in engineering. His professional journey began as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles W. Whetstone, Jr. in South Carolina’s First Circuit (1994-95), followed by serving as an assistant solicitor for Charleston County’s Ninth Judicial Circuit (1995-98). These early roles granted him invaluable trial experience and insight into legal proceedings.

Beyond his legal career, T.O. Sanders dedicated years to the US Army Reserve and the SC Army National Guard (1992-2008), undertaking diverse roles including combat engineer, public affairs officer, and staff judge advocate. Recognized with an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubble, T.O. Sanders has successfully navigated an extensive array of civil and criminal cases across various local, state, and federal courts. His proficiency extends to cases demanding scientific and mechanical understanding, particularly in construction, exposure, or accident-related legal matters. His dual expertise as an engineer and lawyer uniquely equips him to tackle these complex issues and provide specialized assistance.

Residing in West Ashley with his wife, two daughters, and their dog Genevieve, T.O. Sanders embodies a multidimensional professional who excels in the legal arena while balancing a fulfilling family life.


Barnwell High School, Diploma-1985
Clemson University, BS Engineering-1989
University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor-1992
US Army Engineer Office Basic Course, Completed-1993
US Army Engineer Office Advanced Course, Completed-1996
US Army Public Affairs Officer Course, Completed-1998

Bar Associations

South Carolina Bar Associations
Charleston County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Husband, 2003- Present
Father, 2005- Present
Rated AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubble, 2018- Present

Professional Associations

SC Bar, Member
Charleston County Bar, Member
Federal District Court of SC, Member
US Supreme Court Bar, Member
SC Association of Justice, Member, 1999
Rotary Club of St. Andrews (Charleston), Member, 1997
Sons of the American Revolution, Member, 1997

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