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About Attorney Brian Sanford

Brian was born and raised in Garland, Texas, graduated from South Garland High School, and attended Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate degree as well as for his law degree. He tries cases mostly in Texas, but has also handled cases in other parts of the country, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Indiana, and New York.

He is active in the community and enjoys singing with his church choir and the Dallas Symphony Chorus. He is married, has three daughters, and assisted another young lady as her guardian.

He is President of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association and serves on its board. He is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and a board member of DFW-NELA.

He is board certified in two areas of specialization by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization:

  1. Labor and Employment Law
  2. Civil Trial Law

He is licensed to practice law by the state of Texas, and is admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts of Texas (Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern).

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law (1986)
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University (1982)

Publications

  • Arbitration Antibiotics, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Employment Course, 2008.
  • Summary Judgment in Employment Cases, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Employment Course, 2007.
  • A Juror’s Perspective From an Attorney Who Served, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Employment Course, 2005.
  • ERISA Litigation Update, Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (2003)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice before:

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts

Member:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section; Business Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section)
  • National Employment Law Association
  • Texas Employment Law Association (Treasurer and Board Member)
  • College of State Bar

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