Kyle W. Sanders
Partner

Our family law practice has the experience and sophistication to handle big cases all over Texas with the most challenging property division issues. But what really sets our practice apart is how we define “winning” a case. It’s not just about the legal issues – it’s about accomplishing the client’s precise objectives as quickly, effectively and efficiently as possible.

One of the most sought-after divorce lawyers for high-net-worth individuals throughout Texas, Kyle Sanders has successfully resolved hundreds of complex family law cases involving emotionally-charged disputes and sophisticated property and business issues. His practice involves all aspects of family law with a focus on divorce proceedings, complex property characterization, valuation and division, and premarital and post-marital agreements. Kyle is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

As Chair of Gray Reed's Family Law Department, Kyle leads a team of experienced problem-solvers and trial lawyers dedicated to putting the client’s unique objectives above all else. Regardless of the complexity of the case or the value of the property at stake, Kyle’s approach is always the same – identify the client’s goals, design a rational strategy unclouded by emotion, and work diligently every day to efficiently resolve the case under the client’s desired terms and time frame.

In addition to his litigation practice, Kyle also serves as a mediator for complex divorce cases. In 2018 and 2021, Kyle was recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Mediation in Houston by The Best Lawyers in America and in 2020, Kyle received the same honor of Family Law in Houston. This distinction is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. 

Representative Experience
  • Handled, settled and, when necessary, tried over 500 complex family law cases.
  • Represented a client in the negotiation and division of a $150,000,000.00 estate involving complex tracing and characterization issues.  The case was resolved, documented and finalized with the court in less than four months.
  • Represented a client in a divorce involving over 70 entities. Organized a team of Gray Reed lawyers to form a new management structure, decant and reform two trusts and construct a resolution that met the needs and desires of all involved parties – a resolution not possible through court intervention.
  • Represented an 11 year NBA veteran in the negotiation and execution of a premarital agreement to protect existing assets and future contract rights.
  • Represented a Grammy award winning artist in a multi-jurisdictional action to void a recording contract executed as a minor. The case settled on favorable terms with the recording company renegotiating the artist's contract.
Thought Leadership / News
August 2019 
 Speeches and Presentations
Meeting the Client and Setting Expectations

45th Annual Advanced Family Law Course - Family Law 101 

August 2018 
 Speeches and Presentations
Employment and Retirement Benefits often Mischaracterized or Difficult to Characterize

44th Annual Advanced Family Law Course 

Honors
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as the "Lawyer of the Year" in Houston for Family Law Mediation (2018, 2021) and Family Law (2020)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Family Law, Family Law Arbitration and Family Law Mediation (2009 – 2022)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) as published in Texas Monthly (2010 – 2021)
  • Named a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2017 - 2022)
  • Certified Mediator, A.A White Dispute Resolution Center (1996)
Organizational Involvement
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Faculty, 35th Annual Trial Institute (February 2020)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (1996)
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame (1993)
Bar Admission
  • Texas