John C. Saunders


John “Chip” Saunders has focused his career on effective representation in the area of administrative law.  Through his administrative practice, Chip has also handled licensure and related adjudications as complaint and defense counsel, administrative appeals, rulemaking, and drafting and obtaining passage of legislation.  He has been instrumental in the revisions to the Louisiana Dental Practice Act, working on behalf of several dental clients and in coordination with the Louisiana Dental Association and over the legislative sessions since 2009. His experience also includes working with clients on local regulatory matters such as zoning and land use, plus estate planning, creation of trusts, and serving as a trustee

Chip handles virtually all types of legal disputes across a variety of industries, including:

  • administrative
  • regulatory
  • governmental
  • legislative
  • health care
  • commercial
  • corporate
  • probate
  • state-planning
  • trusts and estates
  • real-estate

After graduating from the Tulane University School of Law, Saunders worked closely with M. Truman Woodward in the  revision and editing of Woodward’s Notarial Forms and served as law clerk to the Hon. William Redmann of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.


  •  Named as a Top Lawyer in Administrative Regulatory Law, Government relations Practice, Health Care Law and Business and Commercial Transactions and by New Orleans Magazine, 2009 – present
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and is a Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in America
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Commission of the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association, served as a Park Commissioner
  • Board of the Friends of City Park, served as Legal Advisor, Vice-Chairman of the Legal Committee and President
  • Boy Scouts of America, former scoutmaster and received the National Eagle Scout Association’s Scoutmaster Award
  • Boy Scouts of America: Pontchartrain Division, served on the Executive Committee
  • United Cerebral Palsy, 2001 Volunteer of the Year
  • Tulane University Law School Professionalism Orientation of incoming freshmen, served as an Invited Judge for its annual Moot Court competitions, including the Mardi Gras Invitational