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Roger D. Sanders

Of Counsel

Federal Courthouse Square
300 North Travis Street
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: 903-870-0070
877-EDTEXAS (Toll Free)
Direct: 903-892-9133
Fax: 903-870-0066
Email: Email Me

Federal Courthouse Square
300 N. Travis
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: 903-870-0070
877-EDTEXAS (Toll Free)
Fax: 903-870-0066

Diodes Building
4949 Hedgcoxe, Suite 230
Plano, Texas 75024
Phone: 214-387-9100
Fax: 214-387-9125

Roger D. Sanders’ legal career spans 50 years. During this time, he has accumulated a proven track record of successfully representing clients in cases against formidable opponents including large corporations, banks, insurance companies, and Fortune 500 companies. Emphasizing out-of-the-box approaches to even the playing field, he has a deep understanding of the value of small firm representation and believes that it offers a more personalized and client-focused experience compared to larger, more impersonal law firms.

Sanders is not only a dedicated attorney but also an active and engaged citizen. He has taken on leadership roles in various community projects, demonstrating his commitment to giving back to the community that has been generous to him and his family.

Areas of Practice:

  • Federal and State Court Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Tort Disputes
  • Trade Secret Law
  • Copyright

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • All Texas State Courts
  • Bar of the Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Baylor University, BA

Legal Education

  • Baylor University, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Baylor Law State and National Moot Court Teams
  • Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Harris Honor Society

Bar Recognition and Membership

  • Grayson County and State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2005 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell ‘AV’ rated for four decades

Work Experience

  • National Labor Relations Board, 1973-1974
  • Kennedy & Minshew, Associate, 1974-1975
  • Jarvis, Grisham & Sanders, Partner, 1975-1980
  • Sanders, Emerson & Fry, Partner. 1980-1982
  • Nance, Caston & Sanders, Partner, 1980-1983
  • Sanders, O’Hanlon & Motley, P.L.L.C. (or derivatives), Senior
  • Partner/President, 1983-2022
  • The Law Offices of Roger Sanders, 2023-present

Public Service

  • Texas Airborne National Guard, Honorable Discharge (1970-1976)
  • United States Magistrate for 14 years (1978-92)
  • Texas State Representative, House District 62 (1996)

Professional Development

  • President, Grayson County Bar Association, 2007, 2022
  • EDTX Federal magistrate Judge Selection Committee, Chair/Co-chair, 2015, 2016; member, 2022
  • Co-chair EDTX Judicial Infrastructure Planning Conference, 2015
  • EDTX Rules Committee, 2009
  • President, Grayson County Bar Association, 2007, 2022
  • Certified Texas Mediator, 1992- present
  • Certified Presbyterian Lay Pastor, Grace Presbytery of North Texas, 2001
  • Board President, Center for Nonviolent Communication in Los Angeles, 2005
  • Christian Peacemaking Team delegate, Iraq, 2005); Presbyterian relief missions to Colombia, El Salvador

Community Involvement

    Worked on charitable, church, foundation, and service organization boards; campaign spokesman/chair for school and jail bonds; taught business law and organizations at Austin College; provided training in Nonviolent Communication in school, college, prison, church, low-income housing, street mission, and court/employment office settings; conducted pro bono mediations at court and party request. Provided first Women’s Crisis Center and Aids Resource Council of Texoma office space. Perhaps most important, raised three daughters who not infrequently surprised (and educated) him.