The team at Bachara Construction Law Group recently welcomed Avery Sander as the firm’s newest attorney. An experienced litigator who has worked on numerous construction defect matters, Sander also brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge about regulatory and permitting issues.
“We are extremely happy to have Avery join the Bachara Group,” said Chip Bachara, the firm’s managing partner. “Her knowledge and trial skills are a perfect complement to our team, and she will be a powerful asset for our clients.”
Immediately prior to joining BCLG, Sander practiced in the professional liability department of the Jacksonville office of a well-known national firm, working on complex construction defect cases. Before that, she worked as a litigator for the State of Florida at both the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and the St. Johns River Water Management District.
At the State Attorney’s Office, Sander was assigned to the special prosecution unit handling complicated wiretap cases, as well as the Special Assault Division, where she prosecuted sexually violent predators. At the St. Johns River Water Management District, she worked closely with engineers and environmental scientists in litigation of regulatory and permitting matters. Her previous experience also includes construction defect cases, as well as civil litigation, and she served in the General Counsel’s Office for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, where her clients included The Christian Science Monitor.
Sander has tried more than 20 jury trials to verdict in Jacksonville and litigated cases in front of Florida’s Division of Administrative Hearings. She is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and a Barrister of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, as well as a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, she is also a member of the Construction Law Committee of The Florida Bar Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, and former co-editor of the committee’s newsletter.
The Jacksonville native earned her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she obtained the Environmental Law Certificate and Pro Bono Law Certificate. She is a graduate of Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, where she majored in English Literature, captained the school’s NCAA Division III women’s basketball team, and won First Place in the State at the Model Illinois Government Simulation Moot Court. A devoted outdoorswoman, she also graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School. She currently serves as president of the Principia College Alumni Association Board.
“I couldn’t be happier about making BCLG my new professional home,” said Sander. “The firm has a stellar reputation and I look forward to representing our clients in every sector of the construction industry.”
Contact: Susan Pelter (904) 608-0798