Sanjay S. Mathur
Attorney at Law
Board Certified Attorney:
- Immigration and Nationality Law
- By the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Admitted to Bar:
- 1995 Supreme Court of the State of Texas
- 1997 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- 1999 U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- 2002 U.S. District of Court, District of Nebraska
- 2003 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
- 2003 U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
- 2003 U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Cir.
- 1991 Texas A & M University, B.S. Political Science, With Honors: Cum Laude.
- 1995 Southern Methodist University, Juris Doctorate, With Honors: Master
Member SMU Board of Advocates Pi Sigma Alpha, Delta Theta Phi.
- State Bar of Texas
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Immigration & Nationality Law
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
- The College of the State Bar of Texas (2010)
- The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
- Criminal Defense
- Civil Litigation
- Family Law
- Trial Advocacy
Walker v. Thompson, 214 F.3d 615 (5th Cir. 2000) Walker v. Thompson has
become known to set the summary judgment standard of law for a racially
hostile work environment.
Mr. Mathur was born in London England. As the son of two British immigrants,
Mr. Mathur enjoyed a rich cultural background. Mr. Mathur's parents
are both lawyers. Each obtained law degrees but then continued their advancements
and cultural experiences in travel. Mr. Mathur's father took assignments
with international corporations and eventually the United Nations. These
assignments allowed the Mathur family to explore the world. By the time
Mr. Mathur was fifteen years old, he had seen practically the whole world
and had traveled through all Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
Mr. Mathur has lived in England, Zambia, Thailand, Australia and here in
the United States. The Mathur family immigrated to the United States over
twenty-eight (28) years ago. As such, Mr. Mathur has learned firsthand
what it means to be an immigrant in the United States. More importantly,
Mr. Mathur has true understanding of various forms of government, culture,
beliefs and freedoms. Mr. Mathur's passion for the law was born out
of his strong feelings for individual freedoms and liberties.
While still in high school, Mr. Mathur learned about the United States
Constitution and its protection of civil liberties. This experience ignited
Mr. Mathur's interest and passion to be a lawyer. While in high school
and only sixteen (16) years old, Mr. Mathur displayed this passion while
he fought and won two real trials in Fort Bend County Texas relating to
a claim under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
After high school Mr. Mathur attended Texas A&M University on a Pre-Law
Track. Mr. Mathur graduated with honors from Texas A&M University
in the top ten percent (10%) of the graduating class. Mr. Mathur was further
recognized as being in the top ten (10) students of his Political Science
graduating class. This distinguished honor allows Mr. Mathur’s name
to be permanently displayed on a placard in the Political Science Department
of Texas A&M University.
After college, Mr. Mathur gained practical experience in criminal law as
one of the youngest Criminal Intake Specialists at the Harris County District
Attorney’s Office. This job allowed Mr. Mathur to interview over
two thousand five hundred citizens of the greater Houston area and determine
whether criminal charges should be filed against someone.
One year after starting with the District Attorney’s Office, Mr.
Mathur accepted an invitation to study law at SMU School of Law in Dallas,
Texas. Mr. Mathur distinguished himself as a selected member of the Criminal
Justice Clinic and his heavy involvement in trial advocacy led to distinction
as a Master Member of the SMU School of Law Board of Advocates.
Mr. Mathur began his practice in 1995. Within the first five years of practice
Mr. Mathur filed suit on behalf of world famous country and western singer
LeAnn Rimes’ former manager against LeAnn Rimes Entertainment Inc.
and LeAnn’s father Wilbur Rimes. This case later settled under a
confidential settlement agreement. Additionally, Mr. Mathur also began
litigation on Walker v. Thompson, which later settled under a confidential
settlement agreement. The court of appeals opinion Walker v. Thompson
case, in favor of Mr. Mathur’s clients, set a new standard of law
for a racially hostile work environment.
Mr. Mathur attributes his success to combining his knowledge of the law
with his past. His travel and experiences throughout life have allowed
him a unique reflection on the protection and guarantees of the U.S. Constitution
and how they play an integral part in allowing a free society. "A
free society must balance the individual's right to be free with society's
right to order and justice." Mr. Mathur believes that each person
who enters the justice system deserves the best possible representation.
As a result, the firm's philosophy is to guarantee the protection
of the justice system to each person no matter from what background they came.
Mr. Mathur has experience in criminal law over the last eighteen (18) years.
Mr. Mathur has paired his expertise in criminal law and immigration law
for over ten (10) years. Mr. Mathur is one of the only Board Certified
Immigration Lawyers who has fought both criminal defense and immigration
cases for over a decade.