CEOs, senior executives, investors, business owners, inventors, and injured individuals hire Mazin Sbaiti for their most complex matters–when they need a trial lawyer who can combine a fundamental understanding of complex issues with courtroom savvy, aggressive advocacy, a highly attuned legal intuition, and powerful legal strategy.
Mr. Sbaiti has been retained by plaintiffs and defendants at all phases of a case from a matter’s inception, to replacing or joining existing counsel as trial counsel, to serving as appellate counsel after a client has won or lost at trial with another law firm.
Many of Mr. Sbaiti’s clients find him through other attorneys — often from former opposing counsel. Clients frequently cite Mr. Sbaiti’s demonstrated record of accomplishment, winning on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Sbaiti has successfully tried and litigated hundreds of matters in state and federal courts and through private arbitration worldwide. He has done so successfully over and over again in some of the most difficult factual arenas and in a variety of legal settings, including complex business transactions, securities, patent, complex financial instruments, First-Amendment, trade secret, business tort, construction, criminal, employment, pharmaceutical mass torts, Government Whistleblowers [False Claims Act], intellectual property, class actions, and catastrophic injury matters. Mr. Sbaiti has also represented clients in government investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC and/or FDA.
Thompson Reuters has included Mr. Sbaiti in its “Texas Super Lawyer” list in every year that he has been eligible, including most recently 2019. Mr. Sbaiti was also recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer–Rising Star” in Thompson Reuter’s Rising Stars list for 2013 through 2016 and as part of the “Hot 100 Up-and-Coming Rising Stars in Texas” in 2017. He serves on the Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers-Rising Stars advisory board. Mr. Sbaiti was a co-finalist for “Trial Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 for his work in banking litigation by the Public Justice Foundation. And he has also been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his work on behalf of commercial plaintiffs. In 2014, Mr. Sbaiti was honored as a Kentucky Colonel by then Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear.
Mr. Sbaiti is frequently asked to speak before other lawyers, conduct seminars to in-house counsel on commercial drafting and intellectual property issues, and securities compliance. He has been a guest on Fox Business News, ABC News, CBS News, MoneyLine, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Dallas Business Journal, among others. Mr. Sbaiti has also been asked to lecture and teach at various law schools around the country including at Emory University Law School, Columbia Law School, Stanford, Harvard, SMU, the University of Texas, and University of North Texas.
Some of Mr. Sbaiti’s former clients include Wal-Mart, Daimler-Benz, Syngenta, Nortel Networks, Old Republic Insurance, Emisphere Technologies, Pegasus Technologies, the Enron Bankruptcy Estate, Texas Instruments, Barber’s Hill Independent School District, Hoak & Co., Deutsche Bank, the Port of New Orleans, Redstar Funds Luxembourg, Premier Interval Resorts, Inc., Oxysure Therapeutics, Inc., Rx Safes, Inc., the County of Willacy, the City of Pasadena, Barbers Hill ISD, among others. He has also represented the States of Mississippi, the State of West Virginia, the State of Hawaii, and the State of Montana as deputy Assistant Attorney General for each.
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D., with honors.
- Emory University, B.A., cum laude.
Judicial Clerkship Experience
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
- Student Clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Levy, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of New York
- State Bar of California
- District of Columbia
- Eastern District of Texas
- Northern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Northern District of California
- Southern District of California
- Central District of California
- District of District of Columbia
- Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit