Edmund S. Sauer

Legal Assistant
Kizar Luckett
P: 615.252.3565 kluckett@bradley.com

Edmund Sauer is an appellate lawyer in Bradley’s Nashville, Tennessee office. He has handled hundreds of appeals for clients throughout the country, particularly in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where he clerked for two judges, and in Tennessee and Kentucky appellate courts.

Edmund handles a broad array of complex and high-stakes litigation matters. Besides briefing and arguing cases on appeal, Edmund regularly advises clients and trial counsel on litigation strategy to maximize the prospects of success in federal and state trial courts. He has particular experience serving as the appellate lawyer embedded with trial teams in complex civil litigation.

Apart from his practice, Edmund teaches Appellate Practice and Procedure at Vanderbilt Law School.  He has served as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section and remains actively involved with that organization.

In the last two years, Edmund has obtained a reversal for a corporate client in an interlocutory appeal to the Sixth Circuit; persuaded the Sixth Circuit to reject loan-securitization claims for a financial services client; obtained a reversal on an issue of first impression in another Sixth Circuit appeal; successfully represented clients in an ERISA appeal in the Third Circuit and a bankruptcy appeal in the Eleventh Circuit; and handled more than two dozen other appeals before the Tennessee and Kentucky Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts. Also in the last two years, he has filed three amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court and two in the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Bradley, Edmund worked as an appellate lawyer at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. He also served as Deputy General Counsel to Gov. Steven L. Beshear, representing the Kentucky governor in federal and state courts and helping coordinate executive branch litigation. 

A Fulbright and Truman Scholar, Edmund clerked for two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: Judges Jane B. Stranch and Boyce F. Martin, Jr.