Jim Sanford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Gillespie Sanford LLP
 | 4925 Greenville Ave., Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-800-5113
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner at Gillespie Sanford LLP, Jim Sanford provides dedicated legal services to clients in Dallas, Texas, and throughout the surrounding region. He focuses his practice on labor and employment law, regularly handling issues such as employment contract claims, retaliation and whistleblower claims resulting from reporting unlawful working conditions, discrimination claims based on federal and state civil rights laws, and overtime and minimum wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Sanford earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 1999. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor, graduating with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 2005.

A certified specialist in labor and employment law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Sanford is committed to protecting the rights of workers. He has reached successful resolutions for clients at both the state and federal court levels, before various state and federal agencies, and on appeal. Mr. Sanford is admitted to the State Bar of Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Sanford is an active member of the legal community. His association memberships include the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Texas Employment Lawyers Association and the Dallas-Fort Worth Employment Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (90%)

Civil Litigation (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

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About Jim Sanford

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.gillespiesanford.com/jim-sanford.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Named by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2009-2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association (Member, L&E Section)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A., 1999
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Office Location for Jim Sanford

4925 Greenville Ave.
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: 214-800-5113


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Last Updated: 4/17/2017

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