Paul H. Sanderford

Senior Partner

Paul is the senior partner of Sanderford & Carroll, P.C. Paul brings 33 years of construction litigation experience to his clients. In addition to his considerable state construction law practice, Paul frequently represents clients in litigation against federal agencies before the Armed Services & Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. Paul handles many federal bid protests and frequently advises clients and industry groups concerning compliance with small business administration programs including those designed to assist small, disadvantaged, service disabled and veteran-owned businesses. Paul is Board Certified in Construction Law and is an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School where he has taught construction law since 2012. Paul is also a certified mediator.

Practice Emphasis

Paul’s practice includes the representation of general contractors, subcontractors and owners in both private and public sectors. Disputes typically involve performance, payment, construction defects, terminations, surety claims and contract award contests. He regularly assists clients in preparing and negotiating contracts and other complex agreements.


  • Baylor University (B.B.A., 1985)
  • Baylor University (J.D., 1988)


  • State Bar of Texas (1989)
  • U.S. District Court (Northern, Western & Southern Districts of Texas, District of Columbia)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (5th and Federal Circuit)

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Federal Procurement
  • Mediation


  • State Bar of Texas (Construction Section)
  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association

Published Cases

M.W. Builders, Inc. v. United States, 134 Fed. Cl. 469 (2017)

U.S. ex. Rel. United Rentals, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 339 F.Supp.2d 799 (W.D. Texas, 2004)

Appeal of Mitchell Enterprises, Inc., 2006 WL 1313983 ASBCA 06-1 BCA ¶ 33277

Appeal of Emerson Construction Company, Inc., 2006 WL 3717341, ASBCA No. 55165

Mitchell Enterprises, Ltd. V. General Services Administration, 2006 WL 1776563 GSBCA No. 16518