Jill K. Sanders is an associate with Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP. In addition to trial court appearances, Ms. Sanders is skilled at legal research and preparation of motions and legal memoranda. During her tenure, Ms. Sanders has worked on many of the firm’s criminal cases, including DWIs, drug offenses, sex crimes, burglary and robbery offenses, weapons offenses, and homicides. She has argued before several of the state’s appellate courts and has extensive experience in litigating matters related to sex offender registration. Ms. Sanders was at the forefront of litigation relating to the unlawful incarceration of sex offenders past their release dates from prison and has been successful in gaining the release of clients through Article 78 and habeas corpus petitions, going so far as to argue the issues before the New York State Court of Appeals (decision pending). She participates in a support group for the formerly incarcerated, which assists individuals with their successful re-entry into the community after leaving prison. A “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Ms. Sanders has a reputation for being a passionate client advocate both inside and outside the courtroom.
Prior to joining Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, Ms. Sanders worked at the Center for Appellate Litigation in Manhattan. She previously interned with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the Post-Conviction Project at John Jay Legal Services, Inc.