R. Reagan Sahadi Discusses Productivity and Finding A Work-Life Balance

R. Reagan Sahadi has had overwhelming success litigating cases throughout the nation in several areas of the law. Specifically, Reagan excels in representing personal injury and products liability victims. He formed Sahadi Legal Group to provide the wealth of experience and resources of a larger law firm while still maintaining the personal touch of a boutique firm.

R. Reagan Sahadi recently obtained a verdict in a personal injury case exceeding 120 million dollars, the largest verdict for actual damages in El Paso County history. He has negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients in the seven-figure range on multiple occasions, including a recent $19,000,000.00 settlement on a products liability action. In total since 2009, Reagan’s verdicts and settlements have surpassed several hundred million dollars.

R. Reagan Sahadi is a former sitting municipal court judge for the city of Goliad, Texas. He was the first municipal court judge for the city of Goliad and he presided over a wide variety of cases for the city.

R. Reagan Sahadi is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. In the past, Reagan has served on the Board of Directors for the Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association and was appointed by the mayor to the Board of Directors to the Corpus Christi Crime Control and Prevention District.

We recently spoke with R. Reagan Sahadi to hear his insights into the habits that make him most productive and finding a work-life balance.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My typical day is centered around our current cases.

This consists of reviewing our cases with the staff and taking depositions in those cases. We then discuss with experts their findings on those cases and push or prepare those cases to be tried in court or settled.

How do you bring ideas to life?

To borrow a phrase from Phil Knight, “just do it”. If you can dream it, you can do it.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive?

I have a tendency to overthink things, my mind will sometimes go down a rabbit hole of thought.
This can be a very great asset and certainly helps me to be more productive, but it can also be dangerous.

Tell us about a skill you taught yourself. How did you go about learning?

I taught myself how to take really good trial depositions. I learned this through watching others, especially former bosses and partners of mine.

Practicing law is a skill set that is learned over time. You take pieces of what others do well and mold it to fit your own skill set and personality.

How do you prioritize your work?

In my industry, it’s standard to prioritize the oldest cases first. That way, you can develop those cases and either conclude them with a settlement or trial before they become stale.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

How do you find a work-life balance? How do you like to spend your free time?

I try to leave the office by 5:30 pm every day and when I do that, I leave work there. When I get home, I try not to think about work or what happened that day.

It helps me to get away to the ranch and I try to do this on weekends or on slower days in the office. Our Ranch is 90 miles from my office and has lakes, cows, and lots of scenery. It’s a great place to clear your head.

Please share a quote that has been most meaningful to you?

“It is far better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” — Emiliano Zapata

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