Michael C. Sanders is a partner of Sanders McGarvey LLP. He has over 15 years of experience litigating business disputes, with a focus on oil & gas law. Mr. Sanders has handled cases from filing through appeal and has significant trial experience.
Mr. Sanders has been recognized as a leading attorney. He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has received Martindale Hubbell's highest peer review rating of AV. Super Lawyers has named Mr. Sanders a Rising Star in the area of Energy and Natural Resources Law every year since 2011.
Mr. Sanders' practice has consisted of handling a variety of commercial disputes and oil & gas lawsuits. He has litigated cases involving breaches of contract, business torts, oil & gas agreements (including leases, joint operating agreements, exploration agreements, drilling contracts, and service contracts), mineral disputes (such as royalties, surface access, and title questions), purchase and sale agreements, partnership dissolution, employment disputes, non-competition agreements, commercial and residential construction, and commercial leases.
In addition to representing clients in lawsuits, Mr. Sanders is a mediator and arbitrator. He has completed both the mediation and arbitration training courses at the University of Houston's A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center. He regularly conducts mediations, including volunteer mediations at the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center.
Michael lives with his wife and three sons in Missouri City, Texas. He is active in his sons' Cub Scout Pack and helps coach when his sons play sports. Michael grew up in the Houston area and returned home after finishing college and law school. He is a member of the Petroleum Club of Houston.