Congratulations to our 2020 Texas Super Lawyers!

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is proud to announce J. Brantley Saunders, Mark A. Walsh, Lewis L. Isaacks, Alexander N. Beard, and Jacob D. Thomas as Texas Super Lawyers for 2020.

Super Lawyers at Saunders, Walsh & Beard

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Saunders, Walsh & Beard Coronavirus Insurance Recovery Team

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Coronavirus Insurance Recovery Team

Most business-interruption coverage includes losses from physical damage caused by hurricanes, fires, winds or theft—not a virus. Lawmakers have recently urged insurers to provide business interruption coverage under existing commercial property policies for companies’ losses due to closures tied to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These initial legislative efforts mark a good first step in trying to address companies’ business interruption coverage needs as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, but these matters are complex and will dictate the ultimate survival of countless businesses.

At Saunders Walsh & Beard, we help our clients (large and small) get the insurance coverage they paid for when they purchased their insurance policy. Two of our partners–Alex Beard and Mark Johnson–each have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies and analyzing insurance policies.

If your business has insurance coverage, but has been denied coverage for economic losses caused by government shutdowns over coronavirus, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your particular case or situation. We provide a free, initial review of your company’s insurance policy to assess the coverage that is afforded. If your company’s insurance claim has already been denied, we will analyze the insurance company’s position, determine whether it is correct, and advise you of your company’s rights.

Call us today and schedule a time when we can discuss your particular insurance-related issue or dispute.

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Has Re-opened Our Office Doors to Visitors by Appointment

In order to continue serving our North Texas community, Saunders, Walsh, & Beard has re-opened our office doors to visitors by appointment. For the safety or our team and any visitors to our office, we have implemented the following procedures for employees and visitors to be followed prior to entry into our office:

  1. Temperature check (100.4° or less) using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer;
  2. Short questionnaire to help confirm each employee/visitor is symptom-free and has had no known contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19; and
  3. Diligent hand washing/sanitizing and adherence to recommended social distancing guidelines.

In addition to the steps listed above, we thoroughly clean and sanitize our common areas and high-touch surfaces periodically throughout each day.

Although many of our employees continue working remotely, we will continue to hold meetings via phone/videoconference and remain focused on delivering quality legal services to our clients.

It is in such times, we are reminded that we are not only your business partner but also a member of the wider community together with you, our clients. We all have a role to play in this evolving situation and we at Saunders, Walsh & Beard will endeavor to do our part.

Texas Employer’s Checklist April 27, 2020

On April 27, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued additional Orders regarding the re-opening of the Texas economy. Among other things, Governor Abbott has issued a Checklist applicable to All Employers in the State of Texas. Any employers with questions about the Texas Employer’s Checklist 4.27.20 or about re-opening their businesses, generally, should feel free to contact us at 214-919-3555.