Kid’s Baseball Coach Strikes Out in Defamation Suit

imagesIt’s the bottom of the 9th, two outs, and a runner on 2nd.  The home team is down by one.    The batter steps up, swings and misses.  Count is full.   The pitcher eyes the batter, and he lets it rip… A hit, deep in the hole. The shortstop snags the ball, and throws to 3rd.   It’s a high tag. Ouch, that had to hurt!  He’s Safe!  No he’s out!  No… well.  The third base coach is yelling; he’s a big guy, towering over the ump – It’s getting intense.  This coach is used to getting his way.    “A little over the top there, coach!”  What a spectacle. Nope, he’s still out.  The coach is irate.  A fan jumps in on the action and gives it to the ump! 

Texas Super Lawyers Selects Jacob D. Thomas for 2015 Rising Stars

Kindig_SW6888fnlCongratulations to Jacob D. Thomas, a partner at Saunders, Walsh & Beard, for being selected for inclusion in the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

The Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less. Rising Stars are selected based on nominations by members of the elite Texas Super Lawyers list. No more than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen for this honor.

The full Rising Stars list appears on and in the April 2015 issue of Texas Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Stars.

Jacob D. Thomas has been helping individuals and businesses with their legal needs since 2003. He has a confidence that is earned only through arduous study, preparedness, and experience. With his experience, knowledge and skill, Jacob competently guides his clients through the complex legal system. Whether the situation calls for a hard-nosed fighter or a subtle negotiator, Jacob tailors his approach to each case based upon the particular needs of the client.

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is a multi-practice firm located in McKinney, Texas.  Our AV Preeminent-Rated attorneys handle a broad range of civil litigation, business/commercial planning, real estate, insurance, personal injury and construction law cases.

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