Michael L. Sanders, Esq.

Trial Lawyer



My Proudest Moment as a Lawyer

Early on in my career I got a call from a man who said he was being evicted from the home that he was renting. He told me he was a good tenant, but he had no money to move or to pay me. He desperately needed my help.

Within a week of my contact with the landlord, the eviction notice was withdrawn. The man called to tell me how grateful he was, and that if it wasn’t for me he would have been out on the street. I never received a fee on that case, I never had to file a lawsuit, and I didn’t give a rousing closing argument that won the day. But that case taught me the power of the law, and it showed me how much good can be accomplished when lawyers stand up for people who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn.

Meet Michael L. Sanders

For nearly a decade, Mr. Sanders defended doctors and hospitals who were being sued in medical negligence cases. In 2011, Mr. Sanders stopped his defense practice to focus solely on representing victims of medical negligence and other catastrophic injuries.

To date, he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and has tried numerous cases in the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He joined D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC in March 2016 to continue his work on behalf of injured patients.

Michael L. Sanders is a Maryland native, having grown up in northern Baltimore County. He completed his undergraduate studies at Kenyon College and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Sanders served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Marshall (retired) of the Circuit Court for Harford County where he saw first-hand the daily wins and losses of trial attorneys and decided that he wanted to be a litigator.

Mr. Sanders has been named as a rising star by Super Lawyers and has also become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is reserved for those attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts or settlements for their clients. He has written on numerous issues related to medical negligence law, with a special focus on the issue of special needs children.

Mr. Sanders is admitted to both the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars, and has been specially admitted to the Bars of Ohio and Virginia.

Mr. Sanders lives in Towson. In his spare time, he can usually be found with his two kids or playing his Martin acoustic.

Types of Cases I handle


University of Maryland School of Law
JD – Juris Doctor
Kenyon College
BS – Bachelor of Arts

Admitted to Practice

Past Cases Of Interest

  • Death from failure to diagnose gastric cancer
  • Urologic injury from failure to remove appendix during appendectomy
  • Lower extremity paralysis from failure to treat post-operative infection
  • Death from failure to do appropriate pre-operative blood work
  • Death as a result of tractor trailer collapse
  • Severe pressure sores from failing to properly turn patient after surgery
  • Failure to prevent suicide in patient who told doctor he was feeling suicidal
  • Death from failure to diagnose colon cancer
  • Permanent kidney injury from failure to diagnose pneumonia in ER
  • Death from anesthesia complications during surgery
  • Lower extremity dysfunction as a result of infected surgical wound
  • Death from failure to monitor patient after giving narcotic pain medication
  • Death from failure to treat complications during a colonoscopy
  • Lower extremity paralysis from failure to properly perform hernia surgery
  • Stroke as a result of pharmacy giving patient wrong medicine
  • Death from failure to appropriately treat diabetic foot wound
  • Gynecologic injury from failure to properly perform delivery
  • Brain injury from fall caused by failure of management to dry floors after cleaning

Cases I am Currently Working On

  • Brain damage from cardiac arrest after successful heart transplant
  • Paralysis after surgery to correct tethered spinal cord
  • Wrongful birth of child with genetic abnormalities
  • Leg amputation from improperly treated diabetic foot wound
  • Death from failure to diagnose aortic dissection
  • Death from bleeding during dialysis
  • Severe disfigurement following breast reduction surgery
  • Failure to diagnose recurrence of breast cancer