Thomas P. Sanderson joined McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch as an associate in the New Orleans office in October 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Thomas was a prosecutor serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, under Paul D. Connick Jr., and formerly in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, under Leon Cannizzaro. As a prosecutor, Thomas gained extensive litigation experience conducting trials, motions hearings, and post-conviction hearings. Thomas has tried over forty jury trials, serving as first-chair counsel on multiple serious felony offenses, including murders, rapes, and robberies. Thomas was a law clerk to The Honorable Judge Stephen C. Grefer of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court of Louisiana in Jefferson Parish for four years.
Thomas graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University, receiving dual degrees in Criminology and Anthropology. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2010 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While attending Loyola, Thomas sat as chief of staff of the Loyola Trial Advocacy Program and was a three-time national competition advocate, as well as national competition coach. He has continued to participate as a judge in the Louisiana High School Mock Trial Competition. Thomas also served as a director on the Jefferson Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division from 2020-2021.
Thomas was admitted to practice in Louisiana in October 2010.