Sanjay S. Mathur
Attorney at Law
Born: London, England.
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
Immigration and Nationality Law
Criminal Defense & Trial Law
Civil Litigation & Trial Law
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 first hand 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.