Bret A. Sanders

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Austin, Texas

Fee, Smith & Sharp, LLP
Bret A. Sanders
Fee, Smith & Sharp, LLP

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2001

Education: The University of Tulsa College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Fee, Smith & Sharp, LLP

5301 Southwest Parkway
Suite 460
Austin, TX 78735 Phone: 512-428-4672 Email: Bret A. Sanders Visit website


Bret A. Sanders is a top-rated attorney practicing in the Austin, Texas area. Providing legal representation in Texas for a variety of different issues, Bret Sanders was selected to Super Lawyers for 2014 - 2023. He is admitted to practice before the courts in Texas.

After completing undergraduate studies, Bret A. Sanders attended law school. Bret Sanders was enrolled at The University of Tulsa College of Law. He earned a juris doctor degree in 1998. Bret Sanders was admitted to the practice of law in 1999.

Attorneys like Bret A. Sanders are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field.

Bret Sanders represents clients with Construction Litigation: Business issues.

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Practice areas

Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - Products: Defense

First Admitted: 1999, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage:

  • Gabriel Acuna v. Pilgrim's Pride Corp. and Aerofreeze, Inc. - no damages awarded against client, Aerofreeze, Inc., after hearing in traumatic brain injury products liability case (American Arbitration Association); Love v. Ranger Excavating, L.P. and McKenzie Interests, Inc. - defense verdict on behalf of clients where plaintiff claiming construction vibrations from highway construction (heavy equipment) damaged plaintiff's home (Travis County Court at Law - January 2011); Collins Lee Herron v. Donavan Thelwell and C.G. Hinds Logistics, Inc. - defense verdict on behalf of clients in trucking accident (Bexar County District Court - April 2011); D&D Moving and Storage, Inc. v. Brazos Valley Hotel, L.P. - defense verdict on behalf of client where plaintiff claiming continuous underground sewage flowing from defendant's property caused damages by rendering plaintiff's property unusable - counterclaim damages awarded to client (Brazos County District Court - June 2011); Terrence Simms v. Bianca Warnsley - defense verdict on behalf of client in automobile accident (Travis County Court at Law - October 2011); Zapata County v. Satterfield & Pontikes, et al. - no award entered against client (stucco contractor) after arbitrating construction defect envelope case (American Arbitration Association - January 2016); Strong Structural Steel v. Satterfield & Pontikes - successfully defended counter-claims against client (no liability finding), Strong Structural Steel, in multi-million dollar construction delay damages case (American Arbitration Association - March 2016); Cynthia Carrasco v. Performance Contracting, Inc. and Pablo Trevino Cantu - no negligence defense verdict of behalf of both clients (Bexar County District Court - August 2019).  SH 130 v. CTHC - obtained dismissal of client {bridge builder}from CPR arbitration panel (2022).   
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Strategic Use of Torts in Construction Cases" - 26th Annual Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas "What Works and Doesn't Work in the World of Arbitration and Mediation" - The Basic Course in Texas Construction Law 2015 "Damages In Construction: A Primer - Cost To Restore Or Build It Better?" - 35th Annual Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • A.V. Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dallas Bar Association; Austin Bar Association; Construction Law Section of Austin Bar Association, Chair (2013-14), Vice-Chair (2012-2013), Treasurer (2011-2012); Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute
Educational Background:
  • B.A., University of California at Davis, 1996

Office location for Bret A. Sanders

5301 Southwest Parkway
Suite 460
Austin, TX 78735


10 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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