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Brantley Saunders, Mark Walsh, and Karen Ensley Named Fellows of Construction Lawyers Society of America

June 1, 2018

Saunders, Walsh & Beard, a trusted business and construction law firm in McKinney, TX, is pleased to announce Partners Brantley Saunders, Mark Walsh, and Karen Ensley have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in…

Lewis L. Isaacks joins Firm as Of Counsel

May 30, 2018

Lewis L. Isaacks has joined Saunders, Walsh & Beard as Of Counsel bringing his 38 years of extensive experience in civil litigation matters. His practice includes eminent domain, condemnation proceedings, local government (municipalities, appraisal districts, water districts), as well as commercial and business litigation. Mr. Isaacks has also served as a…

Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreements Barring Employee Class/Collective Actions

May 22, 2018

On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld employers’ use of class action and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements. The opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis resolves a trio of cases before the Supreme Court in which employees brought suits against their…

Jury Rights a Wrong!

April 17, 2018

Congratulations to Rocky Bobbitt and Quality Acoustics & Drywall for their jury verdict last week in Dallas County! Karen Ensley tried the dispute where an alleged key employee and corporate officer misused funds and assets of the company for his own benefit. The jury found the defendant liable for fraud,…

Robert Garrey Joins Saunders Walsh and Beard as a New Partner

April 13, 2018

New Litigation Attorney Joins Collin County Firm Saunders, Walsh & Beard is happy to announce the addition of Mr. Robert “Bob” Garrey as a Partner. Bob’s business litigation expertise consists of trying cases in state and federal court in Texas and across the nation involving a broad range of commercial,…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard welcomes M. Shannon Kackley

April 5, 2018

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is proud to announce that M. Shannon Kackley has joined our firm as a Senior Associate. Mr. Kackley handles city attorney, governmental entity, general and special counsel, ad valorem tax, real estate, finance economic development, planning, zoning, construction, open meetings, public information, governmental/official immunity, litigation, and…

City of Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance May Apply to Collin County Employers

February 28, 2018

The City of Austin has become the first city in Texas to require private employers to provide paid sick leave to full time and part-time employees. By enacting a City Ordinance on February 16, 2018, Austin now requires most private sector employers to provide each worker up to 64 hours,…

Saunders Walsh & Beard Welcomes Paul Davis to the Team!

December 12, 2017

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce our newest Associate, Paul Davis.  Paul is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law.  His practice areas include Civil Trial Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, and Bankruptcy.  Paul is a member of the State Bar of Texas…

Warning to Restoration Contractors and Roofers: The Old Way of Doing Business is Over.

September 13, 2017

On August 3, 2017, the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth granted class certification against Lon Smith Roofing (LSRC), a prominent North Texas Roofer, for violation of the Texas Public Insurance Adjusting Act. Given the direction the courts in North Texas have gone in the past few years,…

Texas Super Lawyers 2017

September 7, 2017

Congratulations to J. Brantley Saunders and Mark A. Walsh, founding partners of Saunders, Walsh & Beard, for being selected for inclusion in the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas through its patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer…