Roger D. Sanders vCard

Sanders’ fight for the little guy spans more than four decades.  Whether holding big banks, giant insurance companies, or Fortune 500 powerhouses accountable for individuals and small businesses, Sanders has proved out the potential for small law firm advantage over larger firms. It comes through operational efficiency, tactical flexibility, and personal responsiveness.

One example — unobtrusive one at the time — showed up in the 1980 trial of Vail vs. Texas Farm Bureau.   When, in 1988 the Texas Supreme Court upheld Vail, it  became the law of the land, establishing the high-water mark of protection for Texas insureds.  And it has been much celebrated since.  See

So, being out-manned doesn’t have to mean out-gunned.  This small firm has consistently competed against much larger firms and, significantly, has been efficient enough to handle business litigation cases on a contingency basis, a service rarely offered by other firms.

Of course, not every case should be accepted.  Sanders’  hope has been that clients in deserving cases will find competence, hard work, and dedicated effort.  Cases protecting small business property rights, defending borrowers against big banks, enforcing contract rights, protecting landowners from government land-grabs, enforcing individual rights against the government, protecting consumers from abuse, and generally helping folks with complex litigation issues — these mark our law firm’s scope of services.

There have also been times when larger companies have engaged Sanders to assist in a battles between equals.  Regardless of client size, however, his pledge is to provide quality service at reasonable cost, giving every client a fair shake.

On a community level, as a citizen Sanders has supported and led numerous religious, charitable, school, and civic projects, endeavoring to give back to a community that has been generous with him and his family.   He has also, as an adjunct professor,  taught Business Law and Organizations for several years at Austin College in Sherman.

Bar Admissions

  • All Courts in the State of Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Harris Honor Society
    • Honors: Moot Court, State & National Teams
    • Law Review: Baylor University Law Review, 1972 - 1973
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1970, B.A
  • Attorney-Mediator's Institute, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2005 - Present
  • President, Grayson County Bar Association, 2007-2008
  • League of Women Voters, Citizen of the Year, 1995
  • A-V Rated by Martindale Hubbell for three decades

Past Employment Positions

  • Member, Texas House of Representatives, 1996
  • United States Magistrate Judge, 1978 - 1992
  • U.S. Army Reserves/Texas National Guard, 1970-1976
  • Kennedy & Minshew, 1974-1975, Sherman, Texas
  • National Labor Relations Board, 1973-1974, Albuquerque, N.M.


  • Delta Theta
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation