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Amanda L. Sanders

Special Counsel

I work with my clients to develop effective litigation strategies and creative solutions to complex legal issues – both inside and outside the courtroom.

Amanda L. Sanders is a seasoned litigator with first and second chair trial experience in Texas state and federal courts. She focuses her practice on the representation of corporations and individuals in a variety of matters including premises liability, products liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims, construction litigation as well as contract and commercial disputes.

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1997, History, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Acknowledgements

  • Texas Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) Civil Litigation: Defense, 2014 and 2015

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Amanda is actively involved in the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. In 2014 and 2015, she was recognized as a Texas Rising Star® by Texas Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) in Civil Litigation: Defense.

  • Defended a nationwide trucking company in a wrongful death claim arising from three fatalities in a multi-vehicle accident in Texas that resulted in an explosion, catastrophic burns, and a decapitation. After litigating this case for more than two years, a jury trial was set. Less than a month before trial, the settlement demands totaled $55 million. Our client took a very hard line in negotiations based upon the defenses our team developed, and the case settled a little more than a week before trial for a small fraction of the demands.
  • Defense of several large domestic and international corporations against wrongful death, personal injury and property damage claims arising out of explosions, fires, and major industrial accidents
  • Defense of various oil and gas companies, including owner/operators and well servicing companies, in protracted personal injury litigation involving inflated damages claims
  • Investigation and defense of trucking and automotive accident claims on behalf of both manufacturers as well as motor carriers