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Judith Sadler

Managing Shareholder

"She is very knowledgeable and extremely ethical. Her priority is her clients. She would be my first choice should I ever need legal representation again." - Drue, Avvo Reviewer

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Judith Sadler Managing Shareholder


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Judie brings tremendous appellate experience to the family law arena. She is admitted to and has practiced before the Texas Supreme Court, the federal courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and, since its inaugural edition in 2011, Martindale Hubbell has included her in their Preeminent Women Lawyer category as well. Judie is rated a 9.7 out of 10 by AVVO. Judie was also selected by Super Lawyers to the Top Women Attorneys in Texas 2024.

Judie’s business background makes her an especially informed advocate for divorce clients with business considerations. She has represented clients in various areas of litigation, business, labor, and employment law. She has successfully handled a variety of cases before administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts in Texas and other states. Judie is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law in Texas. Over the years, Judie has worked closely with individuals and companies to advise and assist with complex business and employment matters.

Judie received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Baylor University and her Juris doctorate in 1986 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. 

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Bar Admissions

  • Licensed, State of Texas, 1986
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1991
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2002
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2007
  • United States Supreme Court, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1994
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1993
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 2008

Selected Legal Writings and Public Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at the Windsor Club, September 2011, April 2012
  • Discussant at the Center for Women in Law, UT School of Law & Association of Women Attorneys, February 2012
  • Speaker at the Executive Council, February 2011
  • Speaker and Contributor for “Price of Business,” KNTH 1070 Bloomberg Radio 2010 to 2012 (“Price of Business” was previously presented on CNN radio and CBS radio.)

Mandatory Arbitration: Recent Developments After Gilmer in the Evolving Areas of Dispute Resolution Through the Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Author and Speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Atlanta, GA 1999

Mom and Pop businesses are the romantic ideal as the backbone of America’s middle class. It is true they make up the vast majority of companies in this country and provide the lion's share of jobs. But as Diggs & Sadler employment attorney Judith Sadler explains in a recent Huffington Post article, these companies could flourish into larger, more productive entities if not for oppressive government regulations designed to keep Mom and Pop operating at a small scale. Click here to read the article.

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Awards & Accolades

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  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Avvo 10.0 Rated
  • Houstonia
  • Board Certified Employment Law

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    "She is an ethical, honest and knowledgeable attorney"

    We highly recommend her to assist with any issues you or your company may need.

    - Kyle G.
    "They are highly knowledgeable, professional and very client service focused"

    I would highly recommend Diggs & Sadler to anyone needing family law representation in the Houston area.

    - James M.
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    If your going through any family law issue, this is the firm to call. I would give 10 stars if I could.

    - Leslie J.
    "They were thoughtful, thorough and always had my emotional and financial interests top of mind"

    I'm truly grateful to the friend who recommended I contact Judie first. She steered me gracefully through a very difficult time.

    - Leslie B.

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