R. Eric Sanders



Eric joined Rolfes Henry in 2018 to open its downtown Indianapolis, Indiana office.  Eric’s practice focuses on personal injury litigation, advising and representing small businesses, and providing personalized legal assistance to individuals and small businesses.  Eric has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation matters including contract disputes, commercial litigation, domestic litigation, criminal liability, property law, employment, premises liability and personal injury.

Additionally, Eric regularly represents individual clients and businesses in litigation involving material breach of contract claims, premises liability claims, commercial liability claims, and first-party and third-party insurer/insured bad faith matters. In addition to litigation, Eric is available to assist individual and business clients in numerous matters including:

  • Drafting, Reviewing, and Negotiating Contracts and Personal/Business Agreements;
  • Advising Small Businesses and Individuals on matters involving Business and entity formation (Incorporation, Limited Liability Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts);
  • Drafting corporate documents such as Articles of Incorporation, Master Deeds and Bylaws.
  • Consulting and Advising Individuals on Arrest Expungement for Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions;
  • Providing Legal Counsel on Divorce and Separation Matters (including child support and child custody matters);
  • Assisting Individuals who are facing Misdemeanor and Felony Charges;
  • Assisting corporate entities and small businesses with Federal and State Subpoena Compliance;
  • Drafting corporate documents such as Articles of Incorporation, Master Deeds and Bylaws; and
  • Assisting and advising small non-profit businesses with the formation of 501(c)(3) organizations.

As a former police officer and government defense counsel, Eric regularly authors publications involving new legal developments in Section 1983 law, including issues related to the Fourth Amendment, qualified immunity, and malicious prosecution. Eric’s prior practice also centered around representation of polices officers in civil rights violations, false arrest claims, and malicious prosecution claims. Eric has regularly represented law enforcement personnel in claims brought pursuant to the Indiana Tort Claims Act as well as 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 in both state and federal courts.

Eric was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2019 as a Rising Star Attorney and is licensed to practice in Indiana and Ohio. As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Eric actively devotes his free time to veteran’s activities and concerns.  Eric lives in Indianapolis with his wife and son.



University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
Juris Doctor, 2009

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts in English and Criminal Justice, 2006

Admitted to Practice

Federal Courts:

  • Northern & Southern District of Indiana
  • Northern & Southern District of Ohio

State Courts:

  • State of Indiana
  • State of Ohio

Notable Experience



  • "Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media - in the Trenches!" (2018), presented at National Business Institute Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • "Civil Trial Case Presentation in Federal Court - Jury Selection and Jury Instructions,” (2015), presented at National Business Institute CLE, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • "Going Paperless and Beyond: Attorney's Guide to a Mobile Law Practice", (2015), presented at National Business Institute CLE, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • DRI Defense Counsel
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indianapolis
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII)
  • International Association of  Special Investigations Units (IASIU) (2019)


  • Named to the Indiana Super Lawyers-Rising Stars List for 2020



R. Eric Sanders

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Areas of Practice

  • Claim Investigations
  • Governmental and Municipality Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Law Enforcement / Civil Rights Violations
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation