Joshua M. Sandler

Joshua M. Sandler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP
 | 2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-292-3609
Fax: 214-981-3839
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joshua Sandler is one of only one hundred attorneys in the State of Texas recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Star. Josh was also named on Benchmark Litigation’s Hot List, an exclusive designation of the most promising emerging talent in litigation communities in the U.S. and Canada that is given to attorneys who have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.

    Josh is an experienced business litigation trial lawyer who represents Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-size businesses, and individuals in a wide range of business disputes involving commercial transactions and employment issues in the state and federal courts of Texas and the Southwest.

    Josh obtains results quickly and efficiently. As he puts it, “I have a consistent record of success because I cut to the chase and get results by being creative with limited budgets. And I don't waste time.”

    Josh is a fantastic and zealous advocate and consistently obtains outstanding results for clients. He has earned the respect of his colleagues and he makes a positive impression on a jury.

    Josh has been involved in all aspects of litigation, including several trials and appeals. He has handled nearly 200 depositions, major witnesses, the jury, and other aspects of trial. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving:

    - Breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tortious interference, business disparagement, defamation, and Anti-SLAPP

    - Trade secrets, employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, retaliation claims, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring, and other employment litigation

    - Breach of contract, breach of warranties, and other commercial litigation

    - Shareholder and partnership disputes

    - Deceptive trade practices

    - Energy, oil, and gas litigation

    - Personal injury defense, negligence, and premises liability

    In addition, Josh has participated in several employment investigations, one of which involved the Chief Operating Officer of a large, national company regarding allegations of sexual harassment. Moreover, Josh has written and lectured about broadcast defamation and privileged speech issues, and the commercial context and social media aspects of the Anti-SLAPP statute in Texas. “I find defamation, slander, and business disparagement an interesting area of the law,” Josh says, “because it often involves the intersection between freedom of speech issues and a business’s ability to earn a profit.”

    Josh also represents several early-stage and start-up businesses, a growing market that aligns well with Josh’s reputation for finding solutions that avoid disputes when possible, but handing those disputes aggressively when necessary.

    Josh is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained his undergraduate degree. Josh became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas after graduating from the SMU Dedman School of Law. He is also licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    About Joshua Sandler

    Admitted: 2008, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Texas Super Lawyer: Top 100 Up-and-Coming Rising Star, 2017-
    •  Benchmark Litigation Hot List, 2018
    • Texas Super Lawyer: Rising Star, 2013-
    • National Champion, 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court
    • First Place, 2006 Locke Liddell & Sapp Negotiation Competition
    • Best Petitioner Brief, 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court
    • Regional Championship, 2006 National Mock Trial Competition
    • Second Best Advocate, 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Bas Association
    • Dallas Human Resource Management Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Vice President, Sunnyvale Education Foundation, 2015
    • President, Stone Canyon Homeowners' Association, 2015
    • Chairman, Judicial Intern Committee, Chairman, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2015
    • Vice Chairman, Law in the Schools and Community Comittee, Dallas Bar Association, 2015

    Industry Groups

    • Business Litigation
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    Office Location for Joshua M. Sandler

    2100 Ross Avenue
    Suite 2700
    Dallas, TX 75201

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    Last Updated: 8/10/2020

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