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Sarah M. Vida


I want to help people, and being a lawyer gives me the tools and skills to do that – providing me with the ability to take on and resolve my clients’ concerns so they can get on with their lives and back to business.”
— Sarah M. Vida

As a commercial litigator, Sarah M. Vida appreciates the hard work and dedication it takes to develop and grow a business and puts every effort into protecting that investment for her clients. Whether this involves complex litigation or assistance in resolving disputes prior to involving the courtroom, Sarah diligently works to accomplish results for her clients. Throughout the course of her career, Sarah has represented numerous individuals, business owners, executives, investors, and healthcare professionals in a range of litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, partner and shareholder disputes, business divorces, intellectual property litigation, residential and commercial real estate litigation, including construction defect claims, and other contractual disputes.

Sarah’s courtroom experience at both the state and federal level is complemented by her sound logic and tireless preparation, which has often led to the settling of a matter on the steps of the courtroom. Not adversarial by nature, Sarah instead lets preparation and intellect fight and win battles on behalf of her clients.

Sarah began practicing law in 2011 and has dedicated her career to helping individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers achieve their goals and resolve their problems. Outside of practicing law, Sarah enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, exploring the great city of Houston, and cheering on her Texas Longhorns. She is also a former avid marathon runner ready to lace up her running shoes again.

Primary Focus and Experience

  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Health & Medical Law
  • Employment Disputes

Recent Significant Engagements

  • Obtained judgment in favor of client at trial for breach of promissory note secured by real property, including award of all damages and attorney fees requested
  • Obtained verdict and award of attorney fees for client during trial
  • Defended a corporate client during trial and obtained take-nothing judgment as to plaintiffs' claims
  • Negotiated favorable settlements for clients in all stages of litigation to increase amounts recovered, maintain clients’ rights, and minimize any potential liability
  • Defended residential real estate builder and related entities from contractual and construction defect claims in state court and in arbitration
  • Negotiated agreed injunctive terms for directors and officers and corporation to minimize potential client liability
  • Argued in injunctive proceedings and obtained favorable results for clients
  • Obtained directed verdict for client, including award of attorney fees and statutory damages, during jury trial as second-chair
  • Drafted, argued, and obtained early dismissal of all claims against a client in multiple lawsuits in state and federal court
  • Drafted and obtained an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) for company and its majority owners in derivative proceeding, providing ability to regain control and access of proprietary information


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars, 2020-2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Baylor University School of Law Alumni Steering Committee Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

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