Robert Sanders





1300 SW 5th Ave
Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97201



Bob Sanders joined Wood Tatum in 1970 and was a partner there from 1974 to 2014, when Wood Tatum joined forces with Lindsay Hart.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the University of Colorado.

Bob’s practice has emphasized cases in the U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court involving collision, grounding and fire casualties, seaman’s penalty wage claims, major cargo damage, and all aspects of oil pollution including response and cleanup.  He participated in the National Academy of Science and Technology Marine Board workshop on real time navigation systems.  Bob also co-authored, “Recent Developments In The Law Concerning Per Package Limitation”.  He is admitted to the Oregon State Bar.

Bob is married with four children.  In his spare time he enjoys gardening and spending time with his two dogs.

Practice Areas


  • J.D. – University of Colorado
  • B.S. – United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point
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