Steven D. Sanfelippo

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Dallas, TX

Cunningham Swaim, LLP
 | 7557 Rambler Road, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 469-729-7000
Fax: 214-613-1163
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (60%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

At Cunningham Swaim, LLP, Steven D. Sanfelippo is a founding partner who represents clients in Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta in matters of aviation law, appellate law, business litigation and insurance defense. He has represented a Fortune 100 company in a case of trade secret misappropriation and a Fortune 200 company in a Texas federal district court. As part of his insurance focus, he consults on coverage and risk management issues with clients, both for the insured and the insurer.

Mr. Sanfelippo is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section, the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Section, and the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. At Concordia University in Wisconsin, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1993, and he then earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he was a member of St. Mary’s Law Journal.

Admitted to practice in all Texas and California state courts; the U.S. District Courts in Louisiana, Texas and California; and the 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, he is also a very active member of his community. Mr. Sanfelippo provides pro bono representation to indigent clients through his work with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, and he is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Speakers Committee.

Mr. Sanfelippo has published several articles related to expert testimony, government documents in aviation cases and contractual liability. With experience and extensive knowledge, he advises clients on indemnity, coverage and risk management issues.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Appellate
  • 30%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Appeals, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Trade Secret


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Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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Admitted: 2000, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court in Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court in California
  • 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Section
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of California
  • Dallas Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Dallas Bar Association, Speakers Committee, Member
  • “Courts Discuss Expert Testimony,” American Trial Lawyers Association, Aviation Law Section, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter 2005
  • “Availability of En Banc Consideration and Rehearing in the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and State Courts,” presented at the 2005 Council of Appellate Lawyers and Appellate Judges Summit
  • “Admissible or Inadmissible? Getting In — Or Keeping Out — Government Documents In Aviation Cases,” presented at the February 2006 Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium and reprinted in the Summer 2006 issue of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • “The Next Frontier Or A Passing Fad? Climate Change Litigation And The Difficulties Such Cases Face” printed in the April 2010 issue of the Dallas Bar Association’s publication Headnotes
  • “Passing the Blame, Passing the Bill: Contractual Liability and Additional Insureds,” 2004 Advanced Insurance Law Seminar

Educational Background:

  • Concordia University Wisconsin, B.A., Major: Psychology, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Aviation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
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Office Location for Steven D. Sanfelippo

7557 Rambler Road
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 469-729-7000

Fax: 214-613-1163

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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