Robert W. Sanders

Partner

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert Sanders is a partner in Taylor English’s labor and employment department. He prides himself on delivering practical, straightforward legal advice that fits each client’s unique circumstances.

Clients call on Robert to collaboratively resolve challenging issues. He is a skilled trial attorney and negotiator, with a mediation and alternative dispute resolution background, whose first aim is to keep clients out of the courtroom. He routinely counsels employers on best practices to avoid risk when handling employee discipline and discharge, leave and accommodation, anti-discrimination, wage and hour, worker safety, and other issues. Robert understands how high emotions can run in these matters and handles these situations thoughtfully.

When matters are litigated, Robert is well prepared. He has successfully tried cases before administrative agencies and state and federal courts, including federal jury trials.

These are some of the reasons Robert has been named to Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list every year since 2016, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys.

It is important to Robert that the legal system be accessible to all. He frequently engages in pro bono work and was named to the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society every year since 2015 by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

In 2021, Robert was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to serve a four-year term on Wisconsin’s Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board. Robert’s appointment was confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate by unanimous vote (31-0).

In his spare time, Robert volunteers as a coach for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s mock trial team and mediator at the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Affiliations

  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Human Resources Board, Member
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Employment Law Steering Committee, Member
  • Wisconsin Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board Member, appointed by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Wisconsin State Senate Confirmed (unanimous vote: 31-0), 2021 – present
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Mock Trial Coach, 2020 – present
  • Waukesha Mediation and Restorative Justice Center, Volunteer Mediator, 2011 – present

Recognitions

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016 – 2021
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2015 – 2021

Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Class & Collective Action
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Staffing

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, 2011
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, BA, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

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