About Us

Our Story

The Saunders Walsh & Beard Story

Saunders, Walsh & Beard, a business litigation law firm in McKinney, Texas, was founded by long-time friends J. Brantley Saunders and Mark A. Walsh in 2012. Alexander N. Beard joined the firm in 2013. Today, we have grown to 14 attorneys and assist individuals and businesses with commercial, business and tort litigation, construction law, corporate and partnership formation and expansion, employment law, commercial insurance disputes, judgment collection, personal jurisdiction, real estate, and estate planning.

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is honored to represent the people and businesses of Collin County and beyond since 2012. We feel blessed to be a part of such a great community.

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Core Values

Saunders Walsh & Beard Core Values

1. The clients’ “experience” is of paramount importance.

Our primary goal is to make our clients happy. We strive to do this by providing high quality legal services and a “client experience” unlike any other in North Texas. We want our clients to become “raving fans” – those who would gladly use our services again and who refer others to us.

2. Our attorneys and staff abide by the golden rule.

We treat each other and our clients as we would like to be treated – with respect, fairness, and compassion. By adhering to the golden rule, we hope to cultivate a teamwork approach and environment where our employees enjoy working with one another and coming to work every day.

3. A commitment to family, community, and life outside of work.

While the commitments we make to our clients and each other are important, we understand there is more to life than work. We hire people who recognize this, and who enjoy spending time with family and friends, or engaging in other activities designed to benefit themselves or the community they live in. Enjoying family, community, and life outside of work is not just a good idea – it helps us foster a positive work environment, maintain profitability, and avoid personnel issues that detract us from our primary goal – to make our clients happy.

Marty Nevil
Marty Nevil
February 14, 2023
Jacob Thomas was very knowledgeable of the subject matter in which we needed his expertise. He was also very reassuring which helped reduce the stress level. We were blessed to have him represent us. We highly recommend him.
James Turner
James Turner
August 22, 2022
I reached out to this firm when I was having a lot thrown at me at once. The firm could not have been more helpful, professional and supportive at a time I needed it the most. I was definitely not outgunned, under staffed or out lawyered.
Betsy Karas
Betsy Karas
April 26, 2022
Very knowledgeable, informative, responded quickly. Very helpful in understanding process and choices. I would highly recommend this group for any legal needs.
Jeremy Rosenthal
Jeremy Rosenthal
February 23, 2022
Brantley Saunders and Mark Walsh and their entire team are a top tier and cutting edge Collin County law firm. I know when I send clients their way they are going to be provided with great services!
Haile Hailu
Haile Hailu
November 4, 2021
Mr. Jacob Thomas and his team are an excellent law firm, and I would use them again. They are intelligent, responsive, explain the legal issues in understandable terms, and are genuinely interested in the best outcome for your situation, making you feel like a family. I highly recommend this firm.
Brook Fulks
Brook Fulks
September 10, 2021
I've referred clients to Saunders, Walsh, & Beard for years. Katie Thiele is phenomenal and always handles my clients' civil law needs effectively and thoroughly. I trust Katie, as well as her law partners, and know that my clients will be taken care of at this firm.
Edward J Hoerner
Edward J Hoerner
April 28, 2021
Great staff diligent and professional.
Chris Duncan
Chris Duncan
March 11, 2021
True professionals. I never thought I would have the need for legal assistance. This was initially an uncomfortable phone call I had to make. I immediately felt comfortable with the professionalism, legal knowledge, upfront, open and honest discussions concerning my legal situation. Jacob Thomas put me at ease immediately and is someone I recommend for not only legal advice, but someone who will work to resolve the issue at hand either with negotiations and worse case go to battle for you in the court room. I cannot say enough positive things about Saunders, Walsh & Beard legal assistant's and staff within their organization. I hope to never need legal help again, however I know who I will be calling if the situation arises.