Sawyer Neely

Sawyer Neely

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
 | 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-8700
Fax: 214-939-8787
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Sawyer Neely is a Dallas trial lawyer who represents individuals and businesses in state and federal courts and arbitrations throughout Texas. He has extensive experiences in matters involving complex business disputes, breach of contract, physician and business noncompete agreements, trade secrets and copyright, fraudulent transfer, wrongful foreclosure, and direct and derivative shareholder and securities claims. Sawyer guides businesses with independent internal investigations regarding workplace safety, sexual, gender or racial discrimination and/or harassment and environmental compliance. Sawyer also acts as local counsel for out-of-state corporations and lawyers with Texas litigation. He is regularly named to the Texas Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars" and D Magazine’s list of "Best Lawyers in Dallas."

Sawyer's skill set is comprehensive, and he works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to solve their problems in the most efficient and strategic manner possible.

About Sawyer Neely

Admitted: 2003, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Friends of Lakewood

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • Negotiated favorable settlement for corporation seeking indemnity from former owners of subsidiary as a result of government investigation of unauthorized workforce.
  • Represented corporation and its directors, officers and shareholders in securities and fiduciary duty litigation against bankruptcy trustee and senior lender over failed shale play, obtaining dismissal of a majority of the claims, and a judgment and settlement at a fraction of the alleged damages.
  • Counseled corporation on proper course of action in light of expiring federal legislation, and prepared brief for use in negotiations with the city of Dallas and the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Counsel clients regarding noncompete agreements, partnership disputes, stock purchase agreements, indemnity agreements, derivative suits, appraisals, and preparation and review of SEC filings.
  • Obtained defense verdict for shipping container testing facility facing over $8 million in alleged DTPA, contract and negligence claims brought by manufacturer of shale sand container.
  • Obtained advantageous settlement for publicly traded corporation and its directors, officers and controlling shareholder in connection with challenge to convertible-securities exchange offer, after successfully narrowing the plaintiff’s claims through summary judgment.
  • Represented software distributor in response to a surprise takeover attempt, obtaining multiple temporary restraining orders and a temporary injunction, filing multiple counter-claims, and ultimately fending off the takeover and reaching a one-sided settlement beneficial to the client.
  • Routinely manage collection, review and production of business records.
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of petroleum refiner facing allegations involving workplace safety, product quality, and environmental compliance.
  • Aggressively defended medical device manufacturer facing theft of trade-secret claims, turning the tables on the plaintiff and obtaining a substantial settlement payment to the client.
  • Participated in defense of airline in shareholder derivative suit, working out beneficial corporate governance and safety procedures and a settlement benefiting the company and shareholders.

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1999
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Office Location for Sawyer Neely

4400 Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270

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Last Updated: 1/14/2019

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