Steven L. Sanders

Steven L. Sanders Biography

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Steve has been a member of the Firm’s business, estates, and tax group since he joined Fulcher Hagler in 2011.  His practice areas include estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers, elder law, tax planning, personal asset protection, family partnerships), estate administration, other probate court matters (guardianships and conservatorships), business organizations (LLCs, partnerships, corporations), nonprofit and charitable organizations, business succession planning, business sales and acquisitions, commercial leases, non-residential property transactions, and secured transactions.

A graduate of the University of Georgia (Journalism, 2003) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2011), he also earned an LLM (Master of Laws in Taxation) from Boston University in 2015.  Having previously worked as a newspaper sports reporter and as a writer/editor in corporate public relations, Steve brings a strong writing and communications background to his relationships with the Firm’s clients.

Outside of the office, Steve enjoys serving the Augusta community in many ways.  He currently serves as Secretary of the Augusta Bar Association, Chairman of the Richmond County Republican Party, and as a Board Member of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  He has served as President of the Friends of the Augusta Library and as a Trustee for the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.  He has also served as a Trustee for Historic Augusta, Inc. and as co-chair of the annual Downtown Loft Tour.  In 2014 he was selected by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce as one of the area’s top 10 young professionals to watch in the next 10 years.  He was selected to the University of Georgia Board of Visitors in 2018.

In law school at the University of South Carolina, Steve was an active student leader and an editorial board member of the South Carolina Law Review.  He argued before the Supreme Court of South Carolina as a finalist in the J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competition.  He also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for high marks in Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure.

Before law school, Steve was a sports writer for several years, including at The Augusta Chronicle, The Gainesville (Ga.) Times, and The Aiken Standard.  He covered minor league baseball and hockey, area high school sports, and the Masters tournament.  A 2003 graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism, Steve was the sports editor and an award-winning columnist for The Red & Black student newspaper.  He was a Georgia State Golf Foundation Yates Scholar and a Wayne Reynolds Scholar from 1999 to 2003.

Steve grew up in Comer, Georgia, near Athens.  He is a proud graduate of Madison County High School in Danielsville, where he played varsity football, basketball, and golf.  He was a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete and an all-area defensive back.

Steve enjoys golf, politics, newspapers, American history, Georgia football, and Braves baseball. He and his wife Anna have two sons and are members of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Professional Memberships

  • Augusta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Augusta Estate Planning Council
  • The Federalist Society
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Augusta Bar Association (Executive Committee, Secretary)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Board Member, Fiduciary Law Section)
  • Chairman, Richmond County Republican Party
  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Historic Augusta, Inc.
  • University of Georgia Board of Visitors