Attorney Chris Sanders

I’m a lawyer for working people, active in law, labor, faith, and politics. In other words, being an attorney is just one part of my identity. Practicing law is one of the tools I use in order to better my community. I'll explain.

Before ever considering a career in law, I avidly pursued a master’s degree in theology. I studied to become a minister as a man of faith. I still preach to inspire listeners to action. By the time I graduated, though, the labor movement was in full swing. My prospects in ministry did not quite align with the type of advocacy I had hoped to contribute to my community. After brainstorming other ways that I could put my skills and interests to good use, I realized that practicing law was a perfect fit.

My First Glimpse of the Big Picture

In the ‘90s, I worked at a law firm that represented labor unions. There, I began to form connections with local politicians who were invested in protecting the rights of Kentucky laborers. In the 2000's, I joined a union that was extremely active in politics, and deepened my appreciation for the intricate connection between politics, law, and social justice.

My role changes to fit the needs of my client. Whether they need advisement, inspiration, or a strong legal advocate, I stand at the ready.

Contributing All That I Am to Worthwhile Causes

I remained with the union for a number of years, and then decided to open my own office. Since then, I have actively worked to unite the people of Kentucky — no matter their race, religion, political standing, or whatever else may divide them. Likewise, I have worked to make both Kentucky and the entire U.S. a better place for workers.

In the spirit of improving Kentucky’s race relations and fighting for social justice, I have acted as a consultant, organizer, speaker, strategist, legal representative — the list goes on — for people throughout the state. For bigger projects, I team up with local businesses, politicians, nonprofits, churches, and other community members because I know that we can do more together than we can apart. As I look back on a long list of successful projects and events, I cannot wait to see what we accomplish next. For more info on who I really am, please go here.

In order to make America a better place for employees, I have focused my legal practice on employment law and class action lawsuits. If you’ve come across discrimination, harassment, wage theft, union issues, or another work-related concern, please reach out for a free consultation. As someone who is experienced in litigation, arbitration, and negotiation, I can give you a very clear picture of your legal options. Even better, I can work with you to prevent the same injustice from affecting others.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


  • Juris Doctor, University of Louisville School of Law, 1988
  • Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Georgetown College, 1981

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows, 2018 
  • American Constitution Society, 2011-present
  • Deacon, Ridgewood Baptist Church, 2008-present
  • Legal counsel, Jobs with Justice, Washington, DC, 1997-present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, 2004-2012
  • Governor’s Task Force on Unemployment Insurance, Frankfort, Kentucky, 2009-2010
  • Chair, Change To Win Kentucky, 2009
  • Trustee, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, 2003-2009
  • Legal counsel (volunteer), Interfaith Worker Justice, Chicago, Illinois, 1997-2008
  • Founder, Kentucky Jobs with Justice, 1993-2005
  • Leadership Louisville, 2002-2003