Mr. Sauseda has been a true champion for the legal rights of injured parties throughout his legal career spanning over 30 plus years. Growing up in Springlake-Earth, Texas, J.E. developed an ethic for hard work. With a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin, he began his legal career in 1982 as a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Reynolds of the Seventh District Court of Appeals. Soon after, J.E. joined the firm of Hoffman and Sheffield, one of the leading personal injury firms in the Panhandle.
J.E. has achieved numerous accomplishments throughout his career. At the firm, Mr. Sauseda holds the record for highest gross recovery for a single calendar year at 14 Million dollars. His representation of various clients extends from those who have suffered horrific injuries as result of car or semi-truck collisions to those harmed by the negligence of their health care providers.
In addition to his legal achievements, J.E. and his wife, Janie Rivas, have been recognized with numerous civic awards as community leaders in Amarillo and the surrounding communities. In 2001 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for his service within the City of Amarillo.
Furthermore, J.E. is a tireless advocate for fair representation on the boards of local school districts, colleges, and city government. In 2005, J.E. was awarded the Dr. R.W. Jones Freedom Fund Achievement Award by the local chapter of the NAACP for his outstanding service to the community and commitment to the civil rights for all persons.
J.E. currently serves on the Foundation Board for the Wesley Community Center, a center dedicated to the education, spiritual guidance, and recreation of youth and adults of all faiths within the Amarillo community.
Mr. Sauseda and his wife are most proud of their one and only son, Jameson E. Sauseda, who is also an attorney at Hoffman, Sheffield, Sauseda, and Hoffman, PLLC.
B.A.—West Texas University
J.D.—The University of Texas at Austin
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court—Northern District of Texas
Professional and Civil Distinctions:
2006—Fought and helped win a change in the method by which the Amarillo Community College elected its Board of Regents
2005—Recipient of the Amarillo NAACP, Dr. R.W. Jones Freedom Award
2003-2004—Director Amarillo Bar Association
2003—Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation since 2003
2001—Recipient of the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Life-Time Achievement Award,
1999—Fought and helped win a change in the method by which the Amarillo Independent School District elected its Board of Trustees.
1992-1995—Member of District 13 Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas
1988-1990—Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association