Bartlett native Craig Sanders tapped for ‘Forty under 40’ honor

40-under-40-pic-wBartlett native Craig P. Sanders, a partner at the law firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, has been selected as one of the Jackson Sun’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2015.

The Jackson Sun and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce have recognized 40 West Tennesseans under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to making West Tennessee a better place to live and work through their work, industry, company or community.

The requirements for each candidate include the following:

  • Must be 39 years old or younger as of Dec. 31, 2015
  • Must live or work in West Tennessee outside Shelby County
  • Serves as a role model to others in their profession or community
  • Displays creativity in innovation and contributes these talents to the growth of their profession or community.Mr. Sanders concentrates his law practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and professional liability defense.

Sanders was named a “Rising Star” in the area of medical malpractice defense by Law & Politics Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine. He also is a former president of the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association and is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leader-ship Law Program.

He co-chairs the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association’s Professional Negligence and Healthcare Section.

Sanders is also an adjunct faculty member in Union University’s Continuing Studies Program.

He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2002, where he served as a member of the Tennessee Law Review and National Moot Court Team.

Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell. PLC is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Go-To Firm by Fortune 500 general counsels. The full-service law firm with offices in Memphis, Jackson and Nashville represents local, state, and national clients before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. For more information, see