Courtney

L. Sauer

Associate
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Courtney is a well-rounded trial attorney who practices complex commercial litigation and employment law. With nearly twenty civil jury trials under her belt, Courtney is confident and poised in the courtroom. Courtney draws upon more than ten years of combined experience at internationally-recognized law firms and as in-house counsel in order to advise her clients of the potential risks and rewards of litigation. 

Courtney has successfully defended clients in antitrust, products liability, breach of contract, fraud, insurance and business tort disputes. She also advocates for employers in arbitration, court and before government agencies against Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA and state discrimination claims. Her clients have included airplane and automobile manufacturers, telecommunications companies, financial institutions, retailers, business solutions providers and social media platforms.

Courtney’s litigation skills extend beyond the courtroom. She has studied alternative dispute resolution in depth and resolved many disputes at mediation. She is also a clear, persuasive writer and has achieved complete dismissal for clients through motions to dismiss and summary judgment.

Education

Admissions

  • Certifications

    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Certified
  • Memberships

    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
    • Duke Club of North Texas
    • Genesis Women's Shelter Young Leaders (Board Member, 2016-2019)
    • St. John's School Alumni Association
    • UPWARD
    • State Bar of Texas

Overview

Courtney is a well-rounded trial attorney who practices complex commercial litigation and employment law. With nearly twenty civil jury trials under her belt, Courtney is confident and poised in the courtroom. Courtney draws upon more than ten years of combined experience at internationally-recognized law firms and as in-house counsel in order to advise her clients of the potential risks and rewards of litigation. 

Courtney has successfully defended clients in antitrust, products liability, breach of contract, fraud, insurance and business tort disputes. She also advocates for employers in arbitration, court and before government agencies against Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA and state discrimination claims. Her clients have included airplane and automobile manufacturers, telecommunications companies, financial institutions, retailers, business solutions providers and social media platforms.

Courtney’s litigation skills extend beyond the courtroom. She has studied alternative dispute resolution in depth and resolved many disputes at mediation. She is also a clear, persuasive writer and has achieved complete dismissal for clients through motions to dismiss and summary judgment.

Experience

  • First-Chair Litigation Counsel

    Won defense verdicts as first-chair counsel in nearly 20 civil jury trials in Texas state courts.

  • Dispositive Motion Practice

    Successfully moved to dismiss a defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit on behalf of a social networking platform; obtained summary judgment of claims against

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  • Employment Arbitration

    Defended clients against Title VII, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, retaliation, sexual harassment, hostile work environment and tort claims brought in arbitration, including

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