Murtaza Sutarwalla

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Houston, TX

Edwards Law Firm PLLC
 | 1300 McGowen Street, Suite 270
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 888-919-9004
Selected To Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • International (10%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Murtaza Sutarwalla is a co-founder of Edwards Sutarwalla PLLC, and he represents clients in Texas, throughout the country and around the world from the firm’s offices in Houston and Austin. Mr. Sutarwalla has been admitted to practice in Texas since 2006, and he is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

    Mr. Sutarwalla attended The University of Texas at Austin, and in 2002, he received both a Bachelor of Arts in ethnic studies and a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems, graduating magna cum laude. He, then, pursued his legal education at The University of Chicago Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. After graduation, Mr. Sutarwalla was an associate at two international law firms, where he was located, first, in the District of Columbia and, then, in Dubai. He, then, formed his own firm, working on international business transactions before co-founding Edwards Sutarwalla PLLC in August 2015.

    Mr. Sutarwalla continues to work on sophisticated and complex international and cross-border transactions involving technology and real estate matters. He has also represented entrepreneurs who are contemplating launching a new business, and his work with them begins by advising them as to the most appropriate form of legal entity that the venture should operate under. Once it has been formed, Mr. Sutarwalla prepares and reviews employment and other applicable agreements, advises them on regulatory compliance, and handles breach of contract and other forms of litigation when disputes arise. He is active in a variety of civic and professional organizations.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business/Corporate
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%International
    • 10%Technology Transactions
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Science and Technology Law


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    Rising Stars: 2021

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    About Murtaza Sutarwalla

    Admitted: 2006, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • I was awarded as a Top Lawyer from Houstonia Magazine, Top Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine, 2017
    • I was selected as a Top Lawyer for 2020 (3rd time in the last 4 years), Top Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine, 2020
    • I was awarded Top Lawyer from Houstonia Magazine, Top Lawyer in Business Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Texas Blazers Alumni Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas, 2006
    • Admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, 2007

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Dawoodi Bohra Community
    • I am a founding director and secretary of the Muslim Bar Association of Houston since 2016. We are involved in various pro bono and community service initiatives involving Muslim Americans, 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • PCP for Life PA. Represent large, multi-county medical clinics in various business and employment matters, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • B.B.A., Business Honors / MIS, University of Texas at Austin, December 2002
    • B.A., Ethnic Studies, University of Texas at Austin, December 2002

    Industry Groups

    • Biotechnology
    • E-Commerce
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
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    1300 McGowen Street
    Suite 270
    Houston, TX 77004

    Phone: 888-919-9004

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    Last Updated: 3/24/2021

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