Experience and Philosophy

I am an experienced personal injury lawyer advocating for injury victims in two states: Massachusetts and Texas. I have been practicing personal injury law in south Texas since 1982 and in the Berkshires of Massachusetts since 2015. I am the only personal injury attorney in the Berkshires with 35 years of experience in questioning jurors during jury selection (attorney questioning of jurors first started in Massachusetts in 2015). I represent personal injury clients from the initial claim stage through litigation until the matter is settled or a jury verdict is rendered.

I have won dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts for my clients and their families. Cases include a woman blinded by a defective retractable dog leash, a worker who lost use of his hand while working on a printing press, the survivors of a  victim of medical negligence, and an unfortunate victim of a collision with a company truck.

My philosophy is to be aggressive and passionate in prosecuting the personal injury claims of my clients, and I take each case I handle personally and give each client the service and attention they deserve.

I represented the survivors of Ida Lee Delaney in Delaney v. City of Houston and the survivors of Byron Gillum in Gillum v. City of Houston. Both cases gained national attention and involved allegations of civil rights violations against the City’s police force. I attained one of the highest settlements in history on behalf of a slip and fall victim in Brazoria County, Texas. I bring this expertise, passion and success to all my clients in Texas and in Massachusetts.



My family and I moved to the Berkshires in 1999 so our son could benefit from the Son Rise Program offered by the The Autism Treatment Center of America in Sheffield. Since that time, I have divided my time between South Texas and Great Barrington, MA.

With my wife, Cherri, and I co-founded ExtraSpecialTeas in Great Barrington in 2016. ExtraSpecialTeas is a non-profit organization that provides an outstanding vocational program for young adults with special needs in a dynamic teahouse setting. I have deep roots in the Greater Houston Area with family, many friends and clients. I am also committed to my Berkshires community, serving on several non-profit boards: The Eagle Fund, The Autism Treatment Center of America, and Stanton Homes. I’m currently a Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Board Member.


Testimonials from my clients

“Scott is an effective advocate for good engineering and against bad engineering practices. Very satisfying to work with him.”

– Don E. Bray

“Scott negotiated a settlement for me. I appreciated the terms of the settlement. Although I hope never to go through such an ordeal as a shattered elbow again, if such were to befall me, I’d call Scott right away.”

– Laurily Epstein

“Scott Sanes is THE guy you want on your side.”

– Julie Sando Johnston

“Scott has a passion for justice. You won’t be disappointed.”

– Rhonda Rice