Mindy Sauter is the head of the firm’s Criminal Trial Practice Group. Mrs. Sauter has significant experience with the U.S. criminal justice system and she has personally led hundreds of trial teams including capital murder, armed robbery, and complex fraud cases. Before joining the Oberheiden Law Group, Mrs. Sauter has served both the Texas and the United States government as a state and federal prosecutor.
At the Department of Justice, Mrs. Sauter worked closely with the FBI, OIG, DEA, IRS, ICE, FDA, and other law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute a wide variety of white collar crimes including all aspects of health care fraud, bank fraud, HIPAA violations, FDA regulatory violations, and high profile public corruption. Additionally, Mrs. Sauter is well versed with violent crimes as she has handled a great number of some of the most violent federal crimes on behalf the United States government under the Hobbs Act.
During her time at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, Mrs. Sauter prosecuted everything from misdemeanor cases to death penalty cases. Mrs. Sauter helped develop and lead the Cold Case Unit and re-opened previously closed murder cases. Later, Mrs. Sauter became the Chief Prosecutor for Dallas County. In that role, Mrs. Sauter managed cases as they progressed from investigation to prosecution.
Mrs. Sauter handles all aspects of a criminal case, from bond hearings to trial, and appeal. She approaches every case with utmost dedication and nothing is more important to her than the freedom and good reputation of her clients. Mrs. Sauter will not hesitate to take a case to trial and to put the government to the test. With the experience of nationally watched death penalty and some of the most complex fraud trials in her pocket, Mrs. Sauter knows how to effectively communicate with judges and juries.
Mrs. Sauter has significant experience with the following offenses: capital murder, murder, manslaughter, terroristic threat, aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, prostitution, possession, possession with intent to distribute, assault, family violence, sexual assault, burglary, vehicle burglary, home burglary, business burglary, intoxication offenses, DUI, DWI, theft, health care fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, FDA violations, HIPAA violations, Hobbs Acct, public corruption, and bribery.
Clients admire Mrs. Sauter’s passion, knowledge, and relentlessness. Whether a client is accused of a simple drug charge, tax fraud, or capital murder, Mrs. Sauter is a tenacious, aggressive, and highly respected trial attorney. Her long time practice as state and federal prosecutor gives Mrs. Sauter a unique perspective and valuable insights into the investigative tactics and strategies utilized by the government.