Brian P. Sanford

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Sanford Firm
 | 1910 Pacific Ave., Suite 15400
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-717-6653
Fax: 214-919-0013
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
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    At The Sanford Firm, A Professional Corporation, founding attorney Brian P. Sanford assists government and private employees in Dallas, Texas, with matters such as the following: employment contracts, severance review, wrongful termination, discrimination, disability benefits, sexual harassment and retaliation. For 25 years, he has provided arbitration and representation for people involved in employment law and civil litigation, including class action lawsuits and personal injury cases. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Sanford in civil trial law, and labor and employment law.

    A native of Texas, Mr. Sanford graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1982, and then earned his Juris Doctor at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1986. Since then, he has advocated for clients in the Dallas metropolitan area, and across the state of Texas. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.

    A published author, Mr. Sanford participates in the legal community through his memberships with the Dallas Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law, and Business Litigation sections; the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law, and Litigation sections; the National Employment Lawyers Association; and the State Bar of Texas. He is currently a board member of the Texas Employment Law Association, and serves as treasurer of that organization.

    When Mr. Sanford is not practicing law, he spends time with his wife and daughters. He also sings with the Dallas Symphony Chorus and with the choir at his church.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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    About Brian Sanford

    Admitted: 1986, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.laborlawyertexas.com/attorney-profile.html

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Keenan Trial Institute Assistant Dean
    • Texas Employment Lawyers Association, Current Board Member and Past President
    • State Bar of Texas
    • National Employment Law Association
    • Texas Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section
    • College of State Bar        
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; Business Law Section
    • Texas Employment Law Association, Past President and Board Member
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Dallas Symphony Chorus

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Survey of ADR Issues, Author and Presenter, The State of ADR, State Bar of Texas, 29th Annual Labor Law Institute, 2018
    • Practical issues in case management., Author and Presenter, Practical Case Management, Texas Employment Lawyers Association Spring Seminar, 2020
    • Costa Rica Seminar, Author and Presenter, Developing Employment Cases, Keenan Trial Institute, 2019
    • Cause of Action Issues, Author and Presenter, Negligence: A New Frontier in an Old Country, Texas Employment Lawyers Association Fall Seminar, 2019
    • Trial Strategies, Author and Presenter, Cutting Edge Trial and Pretrial Techniques in Employment Cases How To Drive Your Case To Success, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2019
    • Trial Strategies, Author and Presenter, Picking Your Bunkmates – Tips for Voir Dire, Texas Employment Lawyers Association Spring Seminar, 2019
    • Texas Bar Article, Author, Attitude Adjustment – Understanding Implicit Bias and Opportunities to Minimize Its Effect, Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 81, No.11, beginning p. 848, December 2018, 2018
    • Trial Proof Issues, Author and Presenter, “But You’ll Never Prove It” – Convincing the Fact Trier, Texas Employment Lawyers Association Fall Seminar, 2018
    • Presentation at NELA annual conference, Author and Presenter, Rules of the Road in Employment Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2016
    • Employment Seminar, Panelist and Moderator, Trial Strategies, Keenan Trial Institute, 2018
    • Work Product and Privilege Issues Discussed, Author and Presenter, Client Conducted Investigations , State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Course, 2017
    • State Bar CLE Presentation, Co-Author and Co-Presenter, The Use of Experts in Employment Cases, State Bar of Texas, 26th Annual Labor Law Institute, 2015, 2015
    • Plaintiff's Perspective, Author and Presenter, The first 30 Days: What your Client Needs to Know from the Beginning, State Bar of Texas, Employment Law 101, 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Royal v. CCC & R Tres Arboles, L.L.C., 736 F.3d 396 (5th Cir. 2013) (Reversal of a summary judgment in a wrongful termination in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment)., 2013
    • In re McClendon, 765 F.3d 501 (5th Cir. 2014), cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 1403, 191 L. Ed. 2d 361 (2015) (Verdict awarding damages for an employee defamed by his employer)., 2014
    • Kostic v. Texas A & M Univ. at Commerce, 11 F. Supp. 3d 699 (N.D. Tex. 2014) (Verdict awarding lost wages and intangible damages for wrongful termination of a college professor in retaliation for opposing discrimination)., 2014
    • Videtich v. Transp. Workers Union of Am., 05-15-01449-CY, 2016 WL 7473903, (Tex. App.-Dallas Dec. 29, 2016, pet. denied) (Reversal on appeal of a summary judgment in a case involving a failure to pay disability benefits)., 2016
    • Clark v. Everlight Americas, Inc., Case No. DC-15-05538 (95th Dist. Ct – Dallas, TX 2017) (Verdict awarding lost wages and intangible damages for wrongful termination based on age, sex, national origin, and retaliation in violation of the Texas Labor Code)., 2017
    • Nicholson v. Securitas Sec. Services USA, Inc., 830 F.3d 186 (5th Cir. 2016) (Reversal on appeal of a summary judgment in age discrimination case)., 2016
    • Weston v. Financial Technology Solutions International, Inc., CA No. 3:15-cv-02440-N (N.D. Tex. 2017) (Verdict awarding damages for fraudulent inducement in employment)., 2017
    • Sherrod v. United Way of Tarrant County, CA No. 4:17-cv-00758-O (N.D. Tex. 2019). (Verdict awarding lost wages and intangible damages for wrongful termination based on retaliation in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981)., 2019
    • Mayfield v. Peek, CV12-04-254, 271st District Court, Texas  (Verdict in breach of fiduciary duty trial)., 2020

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1982
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    1910 Pacific Ave.
    Suite 15400
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Phone: 214-717-6653

    Fax: 214-919-0013

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