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Joshua Sandler

Known for his character, integrity, hard work, and grit, Josh is an experienced business litigation trial lawyer who has consistently been recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Texas—and the nation.

Josh represents Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-size businesses, and individuals in business disputes, commercial transactions, and employment issues in the state and federal courts of Texas. He also represents several early-stage start-up businesses—a growing market well aligned with his reputation for finding solutions that avoid disputes when possible, but decisively handling those disputes when necessary. Innovative and strategic, yet quick and to the point, Josh has handled more than 200 depositions, major witnesses, juries, and trials.

Josh is a dedicated husband and a father, who prioritizes the importance of education and experience for kids in his community. He is President of the Sunnyvale Education Foundation, where he raises money to enhance public school children’s educational experience. He also serves on the Board of the Dallas Children’s Theater, bringing underprivileged children to the theater for the first time.

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)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2019-2020
  • "Texas Super Lawyer," by Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2013-2019
  • “Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Star,” 2017-2019
  • Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List, 2018-2020
  • Named a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2020
  • Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP recognized as one of the Top 5 firms, Texas Commercial Litigation, Chambers, 2017-2020
  • Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP recognized as being in the Top 10 Litigation Boutiques in America, Benchmark Litigation, 2017
  • Dallas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chairman, 2017
  • Dallas Bar Association Law in the Schools & Community Committee, Chairman, 2016
  • Homeowner’s Association, President, 2016
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Judicial Intern Committee, Chairman, 2014-2015
  • Sunnyvale Education Foundation, President, 2017
  • Elected to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class
  • Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association Bench Bar Committee, Member
  • Lawyers in the Classroom program for Dallas ISD secondary social studies classes and the legal community, Volunteer
  • 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court, National Champion
  • 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court, Best Petitioner Brief
  • 2005 National Entertainment Law Moot Court, Second Best Advocate
  • 2006 Locke Liddell & Sapp Negotiation Competition, First Place
  • 2006 National Mock Trial Competition, Regional Championship
  • The Real Estate Council
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • DAYL Foundation, Fellow
  • William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court, Member
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Human Resource Management Association
  • A Small Business Lifeline: What Every Texas Business Needs to Know (Now), Apr. 1, 2020
  • Let the Force Majeure be With You, March 13, 2020
  • The Trouble with Joint Representations, August 27, 2018
  • Texas Litigators’ Guide to Departing Employee Cases, Contributing Author, 2015-present
  • Businesses, Beware the Anti-SLAPP, October 21, 2015
  • Opening the Door to Admissibility: The Rule of Optional Completeness, February 25, 2015
  • Catering to the Law: Striking the Balance Between Adequate Protection for the Catering and Events Professional and Flexibility for the Client, December 12, 2014
  • Be a Rule Follower: Noncompliance with Rule 47 Could Prohibit a Party from Conducting Discovery, December 10, 2014
  • Bullying in the Workplace: Legal and Business Implications, February 19, 2014
  • Legal Impracticability and the Coronavirus: Novel Arguments in a Novel Time, April 29, 2020
  • Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs and Partnerships, 28th Annual LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships, University of Texas Law CLE, July 17, 2019
  • Litigation Insight for Non-Litigators, March 20, 2019
  • Legal and Contract Issues Affecting those in Business, Dallas CPA Society, January 8, 2019
  • Anti-SLAPP in 2019: New Topics to Watch for the New Year, January 8, 2019
  • Litigation Tips and Strategies for Transactional, Business, and Corporate Attorneys, December 4, 2018
  • Contract Drafting Seminar from the Litigator’s Perspective, October 5, 2018
  • Temporary Restraining Orders and Temporary Injunctions, National Employment Lawyers Association, June 13, 2018
  • The Southern Injunction: Temporary Injunctive Relief in the State of Texas, December 1, 2017
  • 41st Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, November 2, 2017
  • Case Terminator: Motions for Summary Judgment, January 26, 2017
  • Anti-SLAPP Update January 20, 2017
  • Discovery Boot Camp, December 9, 2016
  • Advanced Civil Trial Course: Business Disparagement and Other Remedies, October 28, 2016
  • Social Media and the Cloud, September 30, 2016
  • Motions for Summary Judgment, August 25, 2016
  • How to Succeed in a Summer Associate Position, March 23, 2016
  • Business Disparagement and Other Social Media Remedies, February 9, 2016
  • Legal Issues Affecting Those in the Catering and Events Industry, National Association for Catering and Events, October 7, 2015
  • Anti-SLAPP Under Texas Law, June 19, 2015
  • Negative Social Media: Business Remedies and Statutory Exemptions, March 4, 2015
  • Advantageous, Yet Overlooked Rules Under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Rules of Evidence, January 29, 2015