Samuel M. Sanchez - Cordell & Cordell Dallas divorce lawyer

Samuel M. Sanchez

Senior Litigation Attorney

Dallas Divorce Attorney Sam Sanchez As a certified mediator and guardian ad litem, Samuel M. Sanchez has a clear insight into the long-term effects a parent’s decision will have on their family, especially children.

“So when you represent the parent, you can tell them the consequences from this type of position or stance or from this order and how it will impact the children long-term,” Mr. Sanchez said. “That way, I am better able to advise as to the long-term repercussions of taking certain stances or positions.”

He said his conflict resolution skills and learning to be a very adept and active listener to what people are really trying to tell him, helps him be successful in his role as a family law attorney.

“Family matters require dedication, sincerity, passion, and skill to assist clients in navigating through, what most likely will be, one of the most difficult times of their lives,” Mr. Sanchez said. “I strive to provide these monikers of support to each and every person that I represent during those stressful times.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Sanchez is licensed to practice in Florida and Texas.


Mr. Sanchez received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University, and his Juris Doctor from Wesleyan Law School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Sanchez worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law. He has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

Mr. Sanchez is a certified mediator and was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University.


Currently, Mr. Sanchez is a member of the American Bar Association, Tarrant Family Law Bar Association, and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He was also selected to the American Inns of Court – Barrister. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Regents for Midwestern State University.


Mr. Sanchez was recognized from 2015-2018 as a Texas Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Mr. Sanchez was selected by his peers and Fort Worth Magazine as a Top Attorney in Fort Worth in 2012.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Mr. Sanchez was interviewed by San Antonio radio station 1200 WOAI on why January has the highest divorce rate.

Watch Mr. Sanchez’s lecture from Cordell & Cordell’s 2018 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Effective Ways to Maximize Legal Support Staff.”

Watch Mr. Sanchez’s lecture from Cordell & Cordell’s 2017 Continuing Legal Education Seminar on “How not to get benched by difficult clients: Practice tips for dealing with difficult clients.”


Mr. Sanchez holds a second degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.



“Samuel got me exactly what I wanted. Y’all are a great firm, and I wouldn’t change a thing. … No complaints.”


“He has done a great job. He’s very responsive and very knowledgeable. He really listens, and I’d say he’s an attorney you’d like to have.”


“Sam was great. I really enjoyed working with him. I was really happy with him overall, and I think he’s a great attorney. He was very personable, so I always felt very comfortable with him.”


“Sam is very, very professional. I feel like he is always looking out for me. He always gives me options … I usually ask him what he thinks is the best, and I trust that I can rely on him.”


“My experience with Samuel was good. He was very confident. His paperwork and paralegals were really good too. I was happy with my experience overall.”


“Samuel is freaking awesome! He is completely and totally awesome. His representation has been great, and I’ve actually already recommended the firm to so many friends.”


“Sam has been on the ball! Everything has been great. I have nothing but good things to say. He and I have a lot in common, and he has really tried to help me. I really appreciate all he has done. I’ve sadly dealt with a lot of attorneys before, and I have nothing but respect for Sam. It has been an honor to work with him … ”

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