Faculty Profile: Edmund Sauer

Edmund SauerTennessee Supreme Court
Previous Courses Taught (13)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Boot Camp 2023
  • Litigation Law 2020: Knowing Your Court - Key Differences Between Federal and State Appellate Practice
  • Litigation Law Forum 2020
  • Litigation and Appellate 2019: The Ethics of Brief Writing and Brief Strategies
  • POSTPONED: Federal Appellate Forum 2020
  • Litigation & Appellate Forum 2019
  • MindCraft for Legal Writing: Ethical Obligations of Candor
  • MindCraft: Creating and Building Better Legal Writing
  • Appellate Practice Ethics
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Academy [Memphis]
  • Appellate Practice 2014: Effective Brief Writing
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Academy
  • Fundamentals of Federal Appellate Practice

Edmund Sauer is an appellate lawyer focusing on handling appeals 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 is Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section. He regularly advises clients and trial counsel on litigation strategy to maximize the prospects of success at trial and on appeal. Edmund has particular experience serving as the appellate lawyer embedded with trial teams in complex civil litigation.
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.
Over the course of his career, Edmund has handled appeals involving a variety of legal issues, including commercial and contractual disputes, insurance, preemption, intellectual property, labor and employment, ERISA, product liability, financial services, arbitration, pharmaceuticals, class action, federal and state constitutional law, civil rights, environmental law, the Federal Tort Claims Act, white-collar crime, bankruptcy, consumer fraud, antitrust, and the Federal Employers Liability Act.
In addition to his appellate practice, he has authored dispositive and critical motions in a variety of federal and state trial matters, including cases involving breach of contract, insurance, product liability, ERISA, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, federal and state constitutional law, class actions, and construction law.
Before joining Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Edmund worked as an appellate lawyer at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. He also served as Deputy General Counsel to Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear, representing the Governor in federal and state courts and helping coordinate executive-branch litigation.
A Fulbright and Truman Scholar, Edmund received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, M.A. from Queen's University (Canada), and B.A. from Centre College.