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Adam Sanderson is a trial attorney who represents owners, businesses, and entrepreneurs in complex, commercial lawsuits, especially cases involving software and other proprietary technologies.

Before practicing as an attorney, Adam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer and project manager where he designed system architectures, wrote source code, and implemented distributed databases. Since becoming a lawyer, Adam’s background in computer science has given him and his clients an advantage in and out of the courtroom.

In a recent business fraud case, with his partner Pete Marketos, Adam represented two entrepreneurs in a high-stakes litigation involving the licensing of their patented technology. The question at trial was whether the defendant, E. F. Johnson Company, had lied to the two individuals to deceive them into giving up their exclusive right to market and sell the technology. After a two-week trial, the jury found that E. F. Johnson Company had committed fraud and breach of contract. Based on the verdict, the court entered judgment in favor of Adam’s clients for $5 million, plus 18% interest.

With his partner Joel Reese, Adam currently represents an Internet inventor in numerous software patent cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas.

The following matters are representative of some of Adam’s other successful litigation experience:

  • Represented two owners of a Dallas-based software and technology company in a high-stakes partnership breakup;
  • Represented the owners of a software development company in a bet-the-business dispute over the right to own and control the company’s proprietary source code;
  • Assisted in representing the owners of a five-star, nationally recognized hotel in Southern California in a two-week arbitration involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and alleged damages of more than $50 million;
  • Assisted in representing commercial tenants of a historic hotel in downtown Dallas in a suit involving claims for more than $50 million;
  • Represented software owners in a high-stakes case for copyright infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, and theft of trade secrets;
  • Represented an individual investor in her lawsuit against a Dallas hedge fund for claims of business fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Adam's individual brand of advocacy has earned him the respect of his peers, having been recognized in Texas Monthly as a “Rising Star" in business litigation for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

 

Adam Sanderson

Partner



Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2006

University of Texas at Arlington

M.B.A., 2002

Southern Polytechnic State University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 1995

Admissions

Texas Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas



Awards