Joshua Sandler
Joshua Sandler

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2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201
T 214.292.3609
F 214.981.3839

Joshua Sandler

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Joshua Sandler is a leader in the law. He is a 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

Here is a snapshot of several cases that show the depth and breadth of Josh's experience:

  • A judgment against a healthcare facility and its principals who were accused of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of contract
  • Significant, low-dollar settlements
    • Complex business case involving allegations of fraudulent transfers and fraud
    • Negligence case involving a large company that owns, operates, and manages apartment complexes
    • Breach of contract and employment discrimination case for a large, worldwide cosmetics company
  • A resolution for one of the largest privately-held companies in the U.S. in a breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference dispute
  • And notable outcomes in:
    • His prosecutions and defenses in employment discrimination cases
    • A case involving a popular reality television show and allegations of fraud
    • A covenant not to compete, trade secrets, and breach of contract action involving a Dallas company specializing in regulatory compliance

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.

As a husband and a father, children are very important to Josh, which is why he previously served as Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Law in the Schools Committee. Josh also serves on the Board of the Dallas Children’s Theater, where he focuses on bringing underprivileged children to the theater for the first time and is President of the Sunnyvale Education Foundation, where he raises money to enhance public school children’s educational experience. 


Trial Litigation

  • Obtained a $1 million verdict in a two-week federal jury trial against a school district for the abuse and mistreatment of a disabled, non-verbal student
  • Jury trial verdict on behalf of a celebrity accused of breaching a multi-million dollar contract
  • Trial verdict for a large cell phone recycling company against a former employee who breached her contract
  • Resolution of bet-the-company-litigation for one of the world’s largest wind turbine suppliers
  • Permanent injunction and judgment on behalf of one of the largest direct selling companies in the world in a case involving trademark infringement and unfair competition
  • Resolution of multi-million dollar litigation involving the largest energy provider in Texas
  • Judgment for a local healthcare facility and its principals accused of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of contract
  • Resolution for one of the largest privately held companies in the United States in a multi-million dollar dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference
  • Dismissal from a multi-million dollar arbitration in a matter pertaining to the securing of Department of Defense contracts and which involved allegations of breach of contract, conspiracy, and fraud
  • Summary judgment for a popular pizza franchise in a multi-million dollar fraud and breach of contract case
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the City of Dallas against a fifth-generation Dallas business in a highly publicized and politically-charged case involving allegations of environmental abuse
  • Dismissal in a multi-million dollar lawsuit for large local dental group in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matter
  • Dismissal of a multi-million dollar lawsuit for a family business in complex business lawsuit involving allegations of fraudulent transfers and fraud
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit for large, worldwide cosmetics company in a breach of contract and employment discrimination case
  • Secured a finding of contempt in federal court for a large, worldwide cosmetics company against a company who violated settlement agreement and who infringed on trademarks
  • Secured a finding of contempt in state court for a large, national executive employee search firm against a company who violated a confidentiality agreement and covenant not to compete
  • Defense of an injunction suit on behalf of an historic Dallas business whose certificate of occupancy was unlawfully revoked; the restoration of the certificate of occupancy resulted in the creation of hundreds of local jobs
  • Secured a temporary injunction on behalf of a large multi-state development company
  • Secured a temporary injunction on behalf of a national healthcare company against former business partners
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit for a multinational box and recycled paper manufacturing company in case involving allegations of fraud and tortious interference
  • Dismissal of a lawsuit for large company who owns, operates and manages apartment complexes in case involving allegations of negligence
  • Summary judgment on behalf of a law firm accused of conspiracy and malicious prosecution
  • Resolution of an employment discrimination matter for local teacher
  • Resolution of a case involving a popular reality television show and allegations of fraud
  • Resolution of a matter involving a Dallas regulatory compliance company in a case involving allegations of breach of contract and covenant not to compete and for violation of trade secrets

Appellate Litigation

  • Stanton v. Gloersen, 05-16-00214-CV, 2016 WL 7166550 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 30, 2016, no pet.)
  • Transfirst Holdings, Inc., et al. v. Magliarditi and DII Investments, Inc., No. 13-10436 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • In re Family Dollar Stores of Texas, LLC, No. 09-11-00432-CV (Tex. App.—Beaumont Nov. 3, 2011, orig. proceeding) (mand. conditionally granted)
  • Lewis v. Family Dollar, Inc., No. 01-10-00472-CV, 2011 WL 346290 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Feb. 3, 2011) (affirmed)


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


  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2013-2017
    •  “Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars,” 2017
  • Chairman, Dallas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Chairman (former), Dallas Bar Association Law in the Schools & Community Committee
  • Fellow, DAYL Foundation
  • President, Homeowner’s Association
  • Chairman (former), Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Judicial Intern Committee
  • President, Sunnyvale Education Foundation
  • Member, William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Elected to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association Bench Bar Committee
  • Volunteer, Lawyers in the Classroom program for Dallas ISD secondary social studies classes and the legal community
  • National Champion, 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court
  • Best Petitioner Brief, 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court
  • Second Best Advocate, 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court
  • First Place, 2006 Locke Liddell & Sapp Negotiation Competition
  • Regional Championship, 2006 National Mock Trial Competition


  • Businesses, Beware the Anti-SLAPP (Oct. 21, 2015)
  • Opening the Door to Admissibility: The Rule of Optional Completeness (Feb. 25, 2015)
  • Catering to the Law: Striking the Balance Between Adequate Protection for the Catering and Events Professional and Flexibility for the Client (Dec. 12, 2014)
  • Be a Rule Follower: Noncompliance with Rule 47 Could Prohibit a Party from Conducting Discovery (Dec. 10, 2014)
  • Bullying in the Workplace: Legal and Business Implications (Feb. 19, 2014)


  • Case Terminator: Motions for Summary Judgment (Jan. 26, 2017)
  • Anti-SLAPP Update (Jan. 20, 2017)
  • Discovery Boot Camp (Dec. 9, 2016)
  • Advanced Civil Trial Course: Business Disparagement and Other Remedies (Oct. 28, 2016)
  • Social Media and the Cloud (Sept. 30, 2016)
  • Motions for Summary Judgment (Aug. 25, 2016)
  • How to Succeed in a Summer Associate Position (Mar. 23, 2016)
  • Business Disparagement and Other Social Media Remedies (Feb. 9, 2016)
  • Legal Issues Affecting Those in the Catering and Events Industry, National Association for Catering and Events (Oct. 7, 2015)
  • Anti-SLAPP Under Texas Law (Jun. 19, 2015)
  • Negative Social Media: Business Remedies and Statutory Exemptions (Mar. 4, 2015)
  • Advantageous, Yet Overlooked Rules Under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Rules of Evidence (Jan. 29, 2015)

Contact Information

2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201
T 214.292.3609
F 214.981.3839