2037 Highway 4, Suite B

P. O. Box 1045

Arnold, CA 95223

Wills and Trusts

Estate and Tax Planning

Estate Administration

Intellectual Property Law

Call: (209) 890-3453

  • Sensitivity toward my clients
  • Commitment and dedication
  • Flexibility to work around your needs
  • Open communication
  • Accurate assessment of your unique circumstances
  • ​​Attention to detail

California, 1979

U.S District Court, Northern District of California

United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Tax Court

United States Supreme Court



I Care

My firm is designed to take care of my clients, often during a traumatic time.   I know that the decisions you make in these areas make all the difference in the world about your future well being and that of your loved ones.


I have worked as a business manager (for World Products/NEC), an engineer, and a lawyer.  I was a Sargeant (Missile Guidance and Flight Control Technician) in  the Air Force.

I am a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Although I graduated from law school and passed the bar in 1979 I alternately continued to work as an electrical engineer and to continue my education (ultimately receiving a Ph.D. in Business Administration) until 1988, when I began the full time practice of law. 

I practiced with several top firms in California, including the former Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, and I was a founding partner in the firm of Henneman and Saunders (now Henneman and Associates) 

For much of my legal career I concentrated in the practice of Intellectual Property law, but in the later part of my career I have increasingly turned toward combining my legal education with my business education and experience until I eventually restricted my practice to the several areas discussed herein.

My wife and I moved to Arnold in 2000 just because we love it here.  I have always been more of a country guy than a city guy, anyway.  For about 8 years I continued to work as in house counsel for a hi-tech company in Cupertino, meaning that I had to commute 150 miles each way, just about every week, and stay over there for 2 or three nights per trip.  Of course, that got old.  But it also got old not using the full range of my interests, education and experience.  That is why I started this present practice.

My goal is to bring the best possible service to my neighbors here in Calaveras County.



F. Eric Saunders

Attorney at Law