Alan Sanders

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Practice Areas:

  • General Civil (transactional and litigation, excluding family and criminal)
  • Business Law, including formation and purchase and sale of business
  • Estate Planning, including Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate, including estates with a Will and those with no Will
  • Real Estate, including sale, purchase or lease of vacant or improved property
  • Local Government, including entities such as Ports and Water Districts
  • Business Disputes and Litigation
  • Appeals


Alan Sanders is a native of Southeast Texas who, having raised his family there and continuing to live along the upper Texas coast, is committed to meeting the legal service needs of his clients. While doing so not just within the minimum requirements for lawyers, but also with personal attention to and respect and concern for each client. Alan believes that his law practice should reflect the Golden Rule, so that he treats others the way he wants to be treated. That applies across the board, including quality legal work for an appropriate and fair cost.

After "going steady" with his now-wife, Myra, beginning in ninth grade, and being married two years after graduating high school in Orange, Texas, Alan and Myra are blessed with a wonderful family, including their three children and their respective spouse, and currently seven grandchildren.

In addition to being raised in a lawyer-family and having been a lawyer for almost forty years, Alan also believes in giving back to his community, and has served in leadership and supportive roles in many organizations after he graduated from law school in 1982.

Current Employment Position

  • Partner


  • English

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana, 1982
  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1992

Professional Associations

  • Texas Bar Association (Current)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Current)
  • Jefferson County (Texas) Bar Association (Current)
  • Galveston County (Texas) Bar Association (Current)
  • Federal Bar Association (Current)
  • Member, Texas Bar Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (Current)
  • College of the State Bar (Texas) (Life Fellow)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Council of School Attorneys, Texas Association of School Boards
  • Orange County (Texas) Bar Association (Past President)


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor - 1982
    • Honors: Highest Ranking Graduate
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi (Law School Academic Honor Society) (Region 6 Graduate of Year)
  • Louisiana State University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1979
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: University Academic Honors Recognition
    • Honors: College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts Honor Society)
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi (All-Colleges Honor Society)
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society)
    • Honors: Dean’s List (Multiple Times)
    • Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
    • Major: Economics

Past Positions

  • Moore Landrey, LLP, Beaumont, Texas (2017 – Present), Partner
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP (Houston, Texas office of National Law Firm) (2013 – 2017), Partner
  • Sanders & Sanders, LLP, Orange, Texas (1992 – 2012), Partner
  • Tyler & Pearson, P.C. later known as Tyler, Pearson & Sanders, P.C., Houston, Texas, (1990 – 1992), Partner
  • Sanders & Owens, P.C., Orange, Texas (1982 – 1989), Associate

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers, Inc., Former President
  • Life Resource MHMR Center of Southeast Texas, Former Trustee
  • Leadership of Southeast Texas, Former President
  • Partnership of Southeast Texas Regional Economic Development, Former Chairman
  • Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, Former Chairman
  • Orange County Chapter of American Red Cross, Former Director
  • Orange Rotary Club, Former President and Assistant District Governor
  • Galveston Island Rotary Club, Member
  • 1997 Citizen of the Year Award, Greater Orange Area (Texas) Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Orange (Texas) Municipal Court (approx. 13 years), Former Alternate Judge

Classes & Seminars

  • Trust and Wills, Adjunct Law Professor, Spring Semester 2019 and 2020, University of Houston Law Center
  • Lamar University – Orange, Texas (8 semesters, 1980s), Business Law Instructor

Published Works

  • Discharge of Federal Tax Liens in Executory Proceedings, 41 La. L. Rev. 755 (1981)
  • “At Will” Franchise Terminations and the Abuse of Rights Doctrine, 42 La. L. Rev. 210 (1981)
  • United States v. Bean: Shoveling After the Elephant?, 35 St. Mary’s L.J. 555 (2004)