About the Firm

McDonald Sanders began in 1951, when the founding partners – including Atwood McDonald, Earnest Sanders, Marcus Ginsburg, Olcott Phillips, and Robert Maddox – opened an office in the Sinclair Building on Main Street. From its inception, McDonald Sanders has been instrumental in the phenomenal development of Greater Fort Worth.

McDonald Sanders’ clients represent a cross section of the community, including Texas Christian University (TCU), Cassco Land Company, Fort Worth Independent School District, Ben E. Keith Company, Fort Worth & Western Railroad, United Electric Cooperative Services, Tarrant County Hospital District, and Ridgmar and Grapevine Mills malls.

The firm’s attorneys have been active in providing legal assistance with the expansion of TCU, from the time the university acquired Worth Hills Golf Course from the City of Fort Worth to expand its campus to the university’s present international prominence with its construction of world-class educational facilities, including the William E. and Jean Jones Tucker Technology Center and the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts.

The McDonald Sanders legacy includes its legal assistance in the progressive growth of Fort Worth, especially in the development of the city’s southwestern quadrant by Cassco Land Company.

From the days of mining gravel in the site of what would become Hulen Mall, to related commercial and residential development of the Edwards Ranch, to the acquisition and development of the area now home to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway® campus in North Fort Worth, McDonald Sanders has provided consistent, valued counsel.

The firm’s legal services in the financial arena have been instrumental in the development of the area’s banking community, especially the organization and growth of prominent local banks, including Overton Park National Bank (now a part of Frost Bank), Worth National Bank (now a part of Bank of Texas) and Star Bank of Texas.

In addition to its contributions in the legal community, McDonald Sanders feels a deep commitment to Fort Worth and gives generously to charitable causes in the city. By serving on boards, contributing financially and offering needed professional assistance, the attorneys at McDonald Sanders have played – and will continue to play – a significant role in the city’s growth and vitality.