GOVERNMENT AGENCY LITIGATION

Facing off against the State of Texas or a government agency can be a daunting task. The State’s resources and power can seem unlimited when your employment, professional license, contract, or freedom is at stake. Kurt has tried cases against counties, Texas state agencies and the State of Texas on breach of contract claims, civil rights violations, whistleblower claims, revocation and suspension of professional licenses, and wrongful conviction claims. He has represented his clients in license suspension and revocation proceedings before many Texas state agencies, including the agencies that license and discipline attorneys, peace officers, architects, funeral home directors and mental health counselors. Kurt has also represented several clients in litigation against the State of Texas in wrongful conviction cases.

Representative cases in which Kurt Sauer has served as counsel:

  • Lead counsel in jury trial for executive recruited by state agency who, after resigning his position in another state and buying home in Austin, was informed that his services were not needed.
  • Trial counsel in jury trial for wrongfully convicted individual to recover damages for seven years wrongful imprisonment.
  • Lead trial counsel for individuals against state agency for violations of civil rights and open meetings act provisions.
  • Lead counsel for individual against county for false testimony by medical examiner about serology test results.
  • Trial counsel for individual against county in habeas proceeding for false testimony by medical examiner about blood test results.
  • Lead counsel in jury trial for sheriff’s deputy who was fired after making whistleblower complaint.
  • Lead trial counsel for mental health professional in administrative proceeding concerning denial of license by state agency.
  • Lead trial counsel for attorney in disbarment proceeding brought by state bar association.
  • Lead counsel for funeral home owners in license revocation proceeding filed by state agency.
  • Lead counsel for architect in licensing proceeding filed by state agency.
  • Lead counsel for licensed peace officer in license suspension proceeding filed by state agency.