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Alexander N. Beard
SAUNDERS, WALSH & BEARD
Craig Ranch Professional Plaza
6850 TPC Drive
Suite 210
McKinney, TX 75070
Office: (214) 919-3555
eFax: (214) 644-2050
E-mail: alex@saunderswalsh.com
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Alex Beard has over 29 years of experience representing individuals and businesses, with a practice focusing on business litigation, liability insurance coverage, and civil appeals. He has extensive experience with liability insurance claims, and enjoys analyzing coverage issues under numerous types of insurance, including commercial general liability, business/personal auto and life. He has handled over 100 appeals and original proceedings throughout Texas’ 14 intermediate appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

Insurance Coverage

  • Coverage Analysis
  • Reservation of Rights Letters
  • Duty to Defend and Indemnify
  • Stowers

Insurance Litigation

  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Insurance “Bad Faith”
  • Insurance Code/DTPA Claims

Individual and Small Business Representation

Appeals

  • State and Federal Court Appeals
  • Original Proceedings (Including Mandamus)
  • Amicus Briefs

 

Education and Licenses

1985 – Clemson University (B.A. Political Science)
1988 – Tulane University (Juris Doctorate)
1989 – State Bar of Texas (Licensed in all Texas State and Federal Courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court)

Honors

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell

  • Peer and client ratings at the highest level of professional excellence
  • Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers 2014

Community Involvement

Alex has taught legal research and writing at the Southern Methodist University School of Law and also Federal Court Practice in the Legal Assistant Program at Southern Methodist University.

Alex serves on the Board of Directors for Hugs, Cafe, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide training and employment for adults with special needs.

Hobbies and Interests

A former U.S. Senate intern for Senator Strom Thurmond (R. S. C.), Alex maintains an interest in national politics. He enjoys playing competitive tennis, coaching his two sons, and cooking Cajun food.

Representative Published Cases

  • Lancer Ins. Co. v. Garcia Holiday Tours, 345 S.W.3d 50 (Tex. 2011)
  • Moki Mac River Expeditions v. Drugg, 221 S.W.3d 569 (Tex. 2007)
  • Utica Nat’l Ins. Co. v. American Indemn. Co., 141 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. 2004)
  • North Texas Municipal Water District v. Ball, 2015 WL 1941514 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2015, no pet.)
  • Bob Montgomery Chevrolet, Inc. v. Dent Zone Cos., 409 S.W.3d 181 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2013, no pet.)
  • In re State Auto Property & Cas. Ins. Co., 348 S.W.3d 499 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2011, orig. proceeding)
  • Jenkins v. State & County Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 287 S.W.3d 891 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2009, pet. denied)
  • Olympia Capital Associates, L.P. v. Jackson, 247 S.W.3d 399 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2008, no pet.)
  • Schievink v. Wendylou Ranch, 227 S.W.3d 862 (Tex. App. – Eastland 2007, pet. denied)
  • Blanton v. Vesta Lloyds Ins. Co., 185 S.W.3d 607 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2006, no pet.)