E. Joseph Sanders is the Senior Legal Advisor for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. From 1996 until 2016 Mr. Sanders was the General Counsel for TDEC. From 1993 until 1996, he was Deputy General Counsel for the Department. From 1984 until 1992, Joe was an Assistant General Counsel for the Department, serving as the lead attorney in the areas of Superfund and Hazardous Waste. Mr. Sanders received his B.S. Degree from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. Degree from the University of Memphis. He is a past chair of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association.