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Melanie Phipps Sanders

Melanie Phipps Sanders

San Antonio, Texas
800-759-3404 (Toll Free)

MELANIE PHIPPS SANDERS. Born Shiner, Texas, August 13, 1974; licensed by the Texas Supreme Court of Texas 2001; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts. Education: Texas A & M University (B.S. in Rangeland Ecology & Management, 1996; M.S., Agronomy, 1999; Recipient of Rice Belt Warehouse Fellowship, 1996-1998; Thesis/Author, Control of Red Rice in Commercial Rice with Glufosinate. Member: San Antonio and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Texas - Consumer Litigation Section; American Trial Lawyers Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Associations; Federal Bar Association. Practice Areas: Insurance Litigation, Consumer Litigation, Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Consumer & Commercial Law - Texas Board Of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: National Order of Barristers
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • M.S., Agronomy - 1999
    • Honors: Recipient of Rice Belt Warehouse Fellowship, 1996-1998
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.S., Rangeland Ecology & Management - 1996

Published Works

  • Glufosinate Sensitivity Among Texas Red Rice (oryza sativa) Ecotypes (Co-Author, Hessler, M.D., J.M. Chandler, and G.N. McCauley), Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 51:36., 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2015 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer & Commercial Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member


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