Benjamin Sanchez – Sanchez Law Firm

Practice/Organization Description

Benjamin K. Sanchez is an experienced litigator, having represented individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil disputes.

After starting his career in 1998 as a solo practitioner (spending two years in Houston and two years in Dallas), Benjamin joined a six-attorney litigation firm in Dallas in 2002 and quickly became its Senior Associate. Upon returning to Houston in 2004, Benjamin joined an eight-attorney litigation firm, again quickly becoming its Senior Associate. (In both firms, Benjamin did not become Senior Associate by age or experience but by results!)

In March 2007, Benjamin re-opened his solo practice. Litigating debt recovery cases for creditors and commercial/public (non-residential) construction cases for various members of the construction industry, Benjamin is known for his common-sense yet aggressive approach in representing clients and his professionalism and integrity in dealing with opposing counsel and the courts.

Benjamin not only is trial-tested but also understands that most cases are over before ever reaching trial. Therefore, Benjamin uses pre-trial maneuvers to maximize his clients' position and minimize his clients' costs.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas 1998

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas 1999

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas 2001

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2005

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 2004

United States Supreme Court 2004

Education

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence, December 1997

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Bachelor of Arts (Government), May 1994

Professional Associations & Memberships

NATIONAL

American Bar Association

- Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service

- Appointed by ABA President to serve 3-year term, 2007-10

- Section of Litigation

- Co-Chairman of Trial Practice & Procedure Pro Bono Sub-Committee, 2005-07

American Inns of Court

- Barrister member (Garland Walker Chapter, Houston)

Commercial Law League of America

- Member

Hispanic National Bar Association

STATE

State Bar of Texas

- Hispanic Issues Section

- Section Council Member, 2004-05

- Chair-Elect, 2005-06

- Chair, 2006-07

- Law Practice Management Program

- Law Office Management Institute Graduate, 2001-02

Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

- Appointed as member of District 4 Subcommittee in 2005

(declined appointment due to other commitments)

College of the State Bar of Texas

- Member since 2002

Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas

- President-Elect, 2006-07

Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas

- Member since 2001

LOCAL

Houston Bar Association

- Chairman of Lawyers in Public Schools Committee, 2005-06

- Member of Speakers Bureau Committee, 2005-06

- Member of Editorial Board of The Houston Lawyer magazine, 2005-08

- Director of Law Practice Management Section, 2007-08

- Member of Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, 2007-08

Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Inc.

- Member of Board of Trustees, 2006-09

- Member of PEC Taskforce, 2006-08

- Chair of Membership Committee, 2007-08

Mexican American Bar Association of Houston

- Vice-President, 2005-06

- President-Elect, 2006-07

- President, 2007-08

Houston Hispanic Bar Association

- Member

Honors and Awards

Judge Criss Cole Award, 1997

Dean's Scholar, 1997

Houston Hispanic Bar Association Judge James deAnda Scholarship, 1996

Board of Advocates, Advocate of the Year, 1995-1996

Hispanic Law Students Association, Outstanding Member Award, 1994-1995

Best Brief in Legal Writing Section, 1994-1995

Outstanding Achievement Award in Legal Research, 1994-1995

University of Texas Achievement Award

University of Texas Presidential Scholarship

Contact

806 Main Street, Suite 920
Houston, Texas 77002, United States

  • 713-780-7745
  • 888-201-4883

Areas of Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation
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