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Joshua Sandler

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Fiduciary Litigation

Sought after for his talented advocacy as well as his utilization of creative solutions and innovative courtroom strategies, Josh Sandler has a track record of successful results.

Josh is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on working with businesses and high net worth individuals across a range of areas including fiduciary, trust, and estate litigation as well as commercial litigation, including business and employment disputes and commercial real estate litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

He has been ranked as a Texas Super Lawyer for the past several years, D Magazine named him one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for several years running, and Benchmark Litigation placed Josh on its Hot List.

Josh has successfully tried bench and jury trials, arbitrations, appeals, temporary restraining orders and injunctions. Josh has handled more than 200 depositions, major witnesses, the jury, and other aspects of trial.

Josh represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving:

  • Probate, trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Commercial real estate litigation
  • Trade secret litigation and breach of non-competition agreements
  • Breach of contract and other aspects of commercial litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tortious interference, business disparagement, defamation, and Anti-SLAPP
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, retaliation claims, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring, and other employment litigation
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Breach of warranties and other commercial litigation
  • Energy, oil, and gas litigation
  • Personal injury defense, negligence, and premises liability

What Josh's clients say

“I would highly recommend Josh Sandler. My entire business and professional life was on the line when I hired Josh in a lawsuit involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of a covenant not to compete. Josh represented us with a high degree of professional excellence. Not only did he regularly counsel us about litigation strategy, he turned the ship around and put us in an offensive, winning footing. His sincerity and competence were always present. Josh is prepared, focus, personable, and obtains great results.”

– Owner and Chief Doctor, Prominent North Texas Medical Practice

“Despite the toughness of the case and the numerous parties involved, Josh obtained a fantastic result. He is a superb litigation strategist, outstanding advocate, and was respected by the judge. I was very impressed by his ability to quickly understand a complex subject matter and present it in a simple and persuasive manner. Josh is an excellent value for the nature of the work, passionate, and dedicated to resolving the problem at hand.”

– Executive Vice President, Fortune 500 Energy Company

“Josh understands the client. He has the ability to place himself in his client’s shoes and help them deal with the conflicting emotions so they can stay the course.”

– Former Co-Owner, Startup Company


Trial Litigation

  • Obtained a $12.5 million verdict in a week-long trial in a breach of contract and breach of implied duty of good faith and fair dealing case against the world’s second largest wind turbine manufacturer
  • Obtained a $1 million verdict in a two-week federal jury trial against a school district for the abuse and mistreatment of a disabled, non-verbal student
  • Jury trial verdict on behalf of a celebrity accused of breaching a multi-million-dollar contract
  • Trial verdict for a large cell phone recycling company against a former employee who breached her contract
  • Resolution of bet-the-company-litigation for one of the world’s largest wind turbine suppliers
  • Permanent injunction and judgment on behalf of one of the largest direct selling companies in the world in a case involving trademark infringement and unfair competition
  • Resolution of multi-million-dollar litigation involving the largest energy provider in Texas
  • Judgment for a local healthcare facility and its principals accused of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of contract
  • Resolution for one of the largest privately held companies in the United States in a multi-million-dollar dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference
  • Dismissal from a multi-million-dollar arbitration in a matter pertaining to the securing of
  • Department of Defense contracts and which involved allegations of breach of contract, conspiracy, and fraud
  • Summary judgment for a popular pizza franchise in a multi-million-dollar fraud and breach of contract case
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the City of Dallas against a fifth-generation Dallas business in a highly publicized and politically-charged case involving allegations of environmental abuse
  • Dismissal in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit for large local dental group in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matter
  • Dismissal of a multi-million-dollar lawsuit for a family business in complex business lawsuit involving allegations of fraudulent transfers and fraud
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit for large, worldwide cosmetics company in a breach of contract and employment discrimination case
  • Secured a finding of contempt in federal court for a large, worldwide cosmetics company against a company who violated settlement agreement and who infringed on trademarks
  • Secured a finding of contempt in state court for a large, national executive employee search firm against a company who violated a confidentiality agreement and covenant not to compete
  • Defense of an injunction suit on behalf of an historic Dallas business whose certificate of occupancy was unlawfully revoked; the restoration of the certificate of occupancy resulted in the creation of hundreds of local jobs
  • Secured a temporary injunction on behalf of a large multi-state development company
  • Secured a temporary injunction on behalf of a national healthcare company against former business partners
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit for a multinational box and recycled paper manufacturing company in case involving allegations of fraud and tortious interference
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit for large company who owns, operates and manages apartment complexes in case involving allegations of negligence
  • Summary judgment on behalf of a law firm accused of conspiracy and malicious prosecution
  • Resolution of an employment discrimination matter for local teacher
  • Resolution of a case involving a popular reality television show and allegations of fraud
  • Resolution of a matter involving a Dallas regulatory compliance company in a case involving allegations of breach of contract and covenant not to compete and for violation of trade

Appellate Litigation

  • Stanton v. Gloersen, 05-16-00214-CV, 2016 WL 7166550 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 30, 2016, no pet.)
  • Transfirst Holdings, Inc., et al. v. Magliarditi and DII Investments, Inc., No. 13-10436 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • In re Family Dollar Stores of Texas, LLC, No. 09-11-00432-CV (Tex. App.—Beaumont Nov. 3, 2011, orig. proceeding) (mand. conditionally granted)
  • Lewis v. Family Dollar, Inc., No. 01-10-00472-CV, 2011 WL 346290 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Feb. 3, 2011) (affirmed)