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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:
Mr. Sanderson’s media interviews/commentaries include:
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.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2006
University of Texas at Arlington
Southern Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 1995
Texas Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas