Serving Bastrop and the surrounding areas

20+ Years as a Felony Prosecutor

30+ Years practicing Criminal Law

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807 Pecan St. Bastrop, TX 78602

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About our professional Bastrop, TX law firm

Forrest L Sanderson III has been practicing law since 1985. With an experienced attorney by your side, you can feel confident that your rights are protected and your legal issues resolved. With his multi-disciplinary perspective, Mr. Sanderson is able to formulate innovative strategies and anticipate potential problems.

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With more than 30 years of trial experience, Mr. Sanderson has the determination and trial skills required to successfully pursue your case in court when litigation provides the best means of resolving your legal issues. Mr. Sanderson’s meticulous preparation and professional courtroom demeanor give him an edge as a passionate, strategic advocate.


His experience as a former Bastrop County prosecutor lends valuable perspective into the minds of his opposing counsel when defending clients who have been accused of a crime. His more than 30 years of courtroom experience equip him with the composure and assurance of a seasoned advocate.

Zealous litigator

Mr. Sanderson efficiently addresses each unique legal issue with thoughtful, individualized attention. He answers your questions directly and precisely and updates you regularly about the status of your case. With his clear advice and detailed explanations, Mr. Sanderson promotes peace of mind and a sense of security that can minimize your legal stress.

Compassionate and informative communicator

Inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Council in 2015. These members are among the nation's top 1% of nation's council.

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Education: Forrest L Sanderson III received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Texas in 1975, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1985. He was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in the same year.


Experience: Mr. Sanderson began representing the citizens of Bastrop County in 1986. Shortly thereafter, he received the honor of being hired by the Criminal District Attorney of Bastrop County as a prosecuting attorney, later becoming the First Assistant.


Over the span of 21 years in the D.A.'s office, Mr. Sanderson was responsible for handling thousands of criminal cases, both felony and misdemeanor, as a prosecuting attorney. He also represented the State of Texas in child welfare cases, and has extensive litigation experience in jury trials and appeals with an exemplary winning trial record. As an appellate attorney, he has appeared before the Supreme Court of Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, and the 3rd, 10th, and 14th Courts of Appeals of Texas.


Activities: As a prosecutor, Mr. Sanderson was actively involved with the Texas District & County Attorneys Association as a frequent speaker and faculty advisor for numerous training seminars for the benefit of other prosecuting attorneys:

Meet Forrest L Sanderson III

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  • Speaker, Examination of a Psychologist in a Child Abuse Case, or When is a Cigar Simply a Cigar?, Expert Witness Seminar, TDCAA. 1998

  • Speaker, Warrantless Search & Seizure, "Top Gun" Narcotics Investigation and Prosecution Course, TDCAA. and U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1993, 1994, 1995, & 1996

  • Speaker, Pretrial Issues: Discovery, Identification, Confessions, Informants ("And Other Things Which Go 'Bump' In The Night Before Trial"), Prosecutor Trial Skills Course, TDCAA., 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000

  • Speaker, Cross Examination Panel, Basic Trial Skills Course, TDCAA, 1991-1992

  • Speaker, Trial Demonstration Panel, Basic Trial Skills Course, TDCAA, 1990

Current: Mr. Sanderson left the District Attorney's Office to return to the private practice of law in January of 2007. He now represents the citizens of Bastrop and surrounding counties in exclusively criminal matters, and frequently serves as "Special Prosecutor" for the Counties of Bastrop, Lee, Burleson, Washington, and Caldwell.


Inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Council in 2015, in which members are among the nation's top 1% of nation's council