Attorneys

Experience

Saunders Aldridge is of counsel in the Savannah office where he has advised clients in the transportation and logistics industries for over thirty years. He has also enjoyed success in the areas of complex civil litigation and occupational safety and health representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, catastrophic injury, and mass tort litigation.

Saunders is admitted to the State Bars of Georgia and South Carolina and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, and all Georgia and South Carolina State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the South Carolina Bar Association.

He received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1968, after which he served two tours in Vietnam as a naval lieutenant. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975. While at Georgia, he served as the articles editor for the Georgia Law Review and as a student teacher.

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of logistics providers in a wide variety of matters throughout the country including negotiating and drafting leases, warehousing agreements, 3PL agreements, brokerage and own asset transportation agreements.
  • Contingent cargo and contingent liability issues involving Lloyd’s coverage arising from undisclosed exclusion in primary coverage declaration.
  • Warehouse legal liability coverage issues as affecting contractual undertakings in logistics industry.
  • Environmental exclusion in series of cases arising from two paper mill toxic gas releases.
  • Loss of workers compensation bar by previous employer occasioned by spin-off of operational division during corporate reorganization.
  • Decade long litigation over issues of first impression concerning coverage of independent contractor and insurer subrogation rights.
  • Dispute over homeowner’s claim of coverage for collapse of load bearing wall against policy exception as to gradual deteriorating condition.
  • Coverage dispute over requirement to pay portion of verdict prior to invocation of coverage.
  • Toxic tort litigation in wide variety of mists, dusts, fumes, vapors, liquids in a wide variety of traumatic, acute, and chronic exposures.
  • Coordinating organization and encapsulation of operational units in multiple regional logistics operations.

Recognition

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Georgia Super Lawyers: Product Liability, 2022

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Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation, 2011-2022

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Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated

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News

28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Founded in 1983, Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their areas of practice.

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Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean was recently honored with the selection of eleven attorneys as 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers and two attorneys as 2022 Rising Stars. Attorneys are selected based upon peer review, professional achievements, and independent research.

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31 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Thirty-one attorneys from HunterMaclean were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Founded in 1983, Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their areas of practice.

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29 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 29 attorneys from the Firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021.

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

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23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.

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23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys for significant achievements in their area of practice.

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21 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Best Lawyers, which is published annually in almost 70 countries, recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.

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20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2012

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently honored a record 23 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “This honor reflects hard work on the part of the firm’s partners and associates.”

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2011

The Best Lawyers in America® for 2011, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 28 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 20 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We’re delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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