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J. Isaac Sanders
Telephone: 615-244-1713

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

Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010, J.D.
Vanderbilt University, 2007, magna cum laude

Isaac is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer.  He 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.  He has chaired jury trials in federal and state courts, and has served as lead counsel in bench trials, mediations, and appeals.

Isaac assists clients at every phase of the case, from the initial investigation through trial and, where necessary, on appeal.  In many cases, he helps clients find creative ways to limit their involvement in potential or pending legal matters, in order to avoid risk and the costs of litigation.  However, when litigation is warranted – or is unavoidable – he helps clients to evaluate and address risks and opportunities at every stage, as effectively and as efficiently as possible.

A Nashville native, Isaac joined Neal & Harwell after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School.  Before law school, he graduated from Vanderbilt University.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Encouragement Services, a Nashville-based nonprofit that focuses on enriching the lives of Nashville’s underprivileged youth. Isaac lives in Oak Hill with his wife, Jensi, and their sons, Lincoln and Patton.

Notable representation and results:

  • 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.


Neal and Harwell, PLC
1201 Demonbreun Street, Suite 1000
Nashville, TN 37203


Phone: (615) 244-1713
Faxes: (615) 726-0573
Email: info@nealharwell.com