Isaac Sanders is a Member of Neal & Harwell, PLC. He is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who represents defendants and plaintiffs in matters ranging from “mass action” lawsuits involving products liability and toxic tort claims, to civil and white-collar criminal cases involving alleged healthcare fraud. In the last several years, Isaac has routinely been assigned a leading role in a variety of high-stakes cases involving both corporate and individual clients. He has chaired jury trials in federal and state courts, and has served as lead counsel in bench trials, mediations, and appeals.

Isaac is Nashville native and graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. He currently serves on the Neal & Harwell Strategic Planning Committee. Isaac also serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of Youth Encouragement Services, a Nashville-based nonprofit that focuses on enriching the lives of Nashville’s underprivileged youth. He lives in Oak Hill with his wife, Jensi, and their sons, Lincoln and Patton.
Representative Matters:
  • Tried to verdict civil cases involving products liability, toxic tort, medical malpractice, contract, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims, and criminal cases involving contempt and white-collar criminal charges
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of major hotel chain in lawsuit alleging $75 million in damages
  • Successfully defended major tire manufacturer in multi-case consolidated proceedings involving multiple appeals
  • Favorably resolved multi-year corporate contract dispute involving two of world’s largest corporations
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a major tire manufacturer following a jury trial involving multiple products liability claims
  • Successfully defended major oil and gas corporation in lawsuit alleging over $100 million in damages
  • Obtained settlements or judgments for plaintiffs totaling over $10 million in products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, and other personal injury matters
  • Represents Relators and Defendants in qui tam lawsuits alleging violations of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq.
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Nashville Bar Association – Member
  • Youth Encouragement Services – Board of Directors
  • Young Leaders Council – Nashville Class 69
  • Belmont Inns of Court – Member 2016-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021 – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Super Lawyers 2020 Mid-South Rising Star – Criminal Defense
Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, 2007
Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee State Bar