Herbrina D. Sanders was appointed and entered duty as a Special Master of the United States Court of Federal Claims on January 9, 2017. She graduated in 2002 from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology, and she received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2005 as a National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Woman Graduate.
Prior to her appointment to the Office of Special Masters, Ms. Sanders worked as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney from 2005 to 2013. There, she investigated and prosecuted cases involving sex crimes and sexual abuse of adults and children, armed robbery, and fraud. In 2011, she received the Trial Court Lawyer of the Year award for her role in the District Attorney’s Office.
From 2013 to her appointment to the Office of Special Masters, Ms. Sanders worked as a Trial Attorney in the United States’ Department of Justice, Criminal Division. As a DOJ attorney, Ms. Sanders led investigations and prosecutions in cases involving crimes against children, including sex trafficking, child pornography offenses, and child physical and sexual abuse. She is admitted to the bar of Georgia.