At SDM we commit our significant experience and resources for each and every client. For details regarding our practice in a specific area of law, select a practice area below to learn more.
SDM earned its reputation as one of the finest trial and appellate firms anywhere through decades of real courtroom experience in high-stakes disputes. Our deep roster of advocates serves our clients well not only in the courtroom but also at the negotiating table.
SDM is a leader in Texas oil, gas, and energy law. The firm’s foundation is built on representing generations of clients in cases before the courts, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Public Utility Commission, the Texas General Land Office, and University Lands.
SDM is among the state’s foremost authorities in resolving tax disputes with the Texas Comptroller. From litigation in administrative hearings or in state court to advice regarding tax saving strategies, we handle the full complement of state and local tax issues.
SDM is pleased to announce that 12 lawyers have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and 2 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™. Special congratulations to Cindy Saiter recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Trusts and Estates.
SDM continues to be ranked Band 1 in Litigation and Oil & Gas, and with multiple lawyer rankings in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide.
In the first in-person jury trial in Travis County since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down, Ryan Squires and Abe Kuczaj won a record-setting verdict for their client in a case involving bitcoin. It is among the Top 100 Verdicts in 2021 as reported by The National Law Journal.
Paige talks with Texas Lawyer about the IP Litigation boom in Austin and the Waco patent docket involving some of the world's largest tech companies.
Santosh Aravind warns, "Cybercriminals seldom rest, always looking for vulnerabilities to exploit—and now they’re increasingly targeting private commercial transactions in what’s known as a business email compromise attack (BEC)." Find the full article in the recent Best Lawyers Business Edition.
Partner, Anthony Arguijo, is featured by Hispanic Executive Magazine where he talks about the dynamic industry he navigates and the firm's investment in diversity and inclusion.
A team of SDM lawyers including Casey Dobson, Sara Wilder Clark and John Ellis won…
First in-person jury trial in Travis County in over…
On December 14, 2021, United States Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur denied a claim for an…