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Sarah P. Santos


Sarah Santos is a co-founder and shareholder of Davis & Santos.  Sarah focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including banking litigation, business disputes, employment disputes, cross-border litigation, and fraud-related investigations and litigation.  Sarah represents financial institutions, business entities, and individuals from the United States and Mexico.

Sarah’s banking practice involves representing and advising financial institutions in lender liability claims, UCC claims, wrongful foreclosure claims, unsuitable investment claims, employee embezzlement schemes, government investigations, commercial collections, and REO and note sales.

Prior to joining Davis & Santos, Sarah served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel with BBVA Compass.  In her role as in-house counsel, Sarah was primarily responsible for managing and overseeing all litigation by and against BBVA Compass across the United States.  She also provided support to the bank’s corporate security and internal audit departments in the investigation of fraud matters, and advised BBVA Compass regarding government investigations, civil and criminal subpoenas, search warrants, freeze orders, and other law enforcement requests.

A native Spanish speaker, Sarah regularly represents clients in cross-border matters involving parties and assets in Mexico.


  • B.A., Princeton University, 2000, cum laude
  • J.D., University of Texas, 2003, with honors


  • Texas Super Lawyer, Banking (2023)
  • San Antonio Magazine Top Banking & Financial Attorney (2022, 2023)
  • Scene in S.A., Outstanding Women in Law (2022, 2023)
  • The University of Texas School of Law CHLSA “Mujeres en Accion” Award, (2012)


Memberships & Activities

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association — San Antonio Chapter
  • Southwest Association of Bank Counsel, Director
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XII Treasurer and Leadership Committee Member
  • San Antonio Mexican American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 10 – San Antonio Region, Presiding Panel Chair
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow


Admitted To Practice

  • Texas (2003)
  • U.S. District Courts in Texas (Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Texas (Western and Southern)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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