Murtaza Sutarwalla


Murtaza Sutarwalla
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Murtaza Sutarwalla is a founder and partner at Edwards Sutarwalla Samani LLP. He focuses his practice on civil and business litigation along with business transactions.

Murtaza grew up in Houston, Texas, and he also lived and worked for several years overseas. After obtaining dual degrees in Business Honors / MIS and Asian American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, he received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He started his career as a corporate lawyer with Latham & Watkins in our nation’s capital and overseas in Dubai. He continued his career at Clifford Chance in their Middle East offices. Murtaza is active in various charitable and volunteer legal activities.

In addition to his experience in private practice as the founding partner of Edwards Sutarwalla Samani LLP with his childhood friend and partner, George Edwards, Murtaza recently served as deputy attorney general for legal counsel at the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG). In this role, he acted as chief counsel to the Texas Attorney General and supervised seven of the OAG’s civil legal divisions, including the agency’s Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division, General Counsel Division, Opinion Committee, Public Finance Division, and Open Records Division. While with the OAG, Murtaza oversaw the commercial and charitable trust litigation docket for the State, co-authored 50+ Texas AG Opinions, advised the Governor’s Office and other various state agencies on disaster response, and testified before the Texas Senate and House. Murtaza was also responsible for leading attorney recruiting and development with the OAG.

Murtaza enjoys spending his free time with his wife and his four children and traveling. He is also a fan of pickleball.

Practice Areas

Business Law

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury

Estate Planning


Juris Doctorate, University of Chicago, May 2006

B.A., Ethnic Studies, University of Texas at Austin, December 2002

B.B.A., Business Honors / MIS, University of Texas at Austin, December 2002


Texas Blazers Alumni Association

Muslim Bar Association of Houston

Houston Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 2006

Bar of the District of Columbia, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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