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Bret A. Sanders

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP
5301 Southwest Parkway, Suite 460
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512-428-4672
Fax: 512-479-8402
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed in Texas Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (60%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%), Civil Litigation: Defense (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%)

About Bret A. Sanders

First Admitted: 1999, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage:

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


  • 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


  • 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). 

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of California at Davis, 1996
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Office Location for Bret A. Sanders

5301 Southwest Parkway
Suite 460
Austin, TX 78735

Last Updated: 3/22/2021

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