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Joseph Sauder

Sauder Schelkopf LLC
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Joseph Sauder
Sauder Schelkopf LLC

Joseph G. Sauder handles complex cases on behalf of individuals, consumers, small businesses and employees. Mr. Sauder currently serves as court appointed lead counsel in state and federal courts across the country. He has successfully litigated cases against some of the largest companies in the world. Over the last several years, Mr. Sauder?s cases have recovered over $200 million dollars.

Mr. Sauder started his legal career as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney?s Office where, from 1998-2003, he successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases to verdict. Mr. Sauder has been repeatedly recognized by his peers. Since 2012, Mr. Sauder has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Since 2011, Mr. Sauder has been selected as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer, a distinction held by the top 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. The American Lawyer Media, publisher of The Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, named Mr. Sauder as one of the ?Lawyers on the Fast Track? a distinction that recognized thirty-five Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40 who show outstanding promise in the legal profession and make a significant commitment to their community.

Mr. Sauder enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He continues to play ice hockey, a sport that he started when he was 4 years old and has taken him around the world. He has also coached a number of teams over the years.


  • Temple University School of Law, Temple Law Review, 1998
    • Publications: How a Criminal Defendant?s Death Pending Direct Appeal Affects the Victim?s Right to Restitution Under the Abatement Ab Initio Doctrine,?71 TEMP. L. REV. 347(1998).
    • Enacting and Enforcing Felony Animal Cruelty Laws to Prevent Violence Against Humans?Animal Law 6?(2000)
  • Temple University, B.S.?magna cum laude 1995.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania,
  • District of New Jersey
  • District of Colorado.
  • Eastern District of Michigan


  • Since 2012 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Since 2011 Pennsylvania SuperLawyer
  • 2007 Lawyers on the Fast Track


  • Philadelphia District Attorneys? Alumni Association, Vice President
  • Temple Law Alumni Association, Executive Committee

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