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Firm welcomes Mark D. Johnson as Partner

October 5, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Mark D. Johnson as Partner. Mr. Johnson has over 26 years of experience representing individuals and businesses, with a practice focusing on business litigation and liability insurance coverage. In addition, Mark has extensive experience with liability insurance claims and enjoys analyzing coverage issues under numerous types of insurance,…

Congratulations to our 2018 Texas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

September 19, 2018

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is proud to announce Brantley Saunders, Mark Walsh, Lewis Isaacks, and David Kennedy have been recognized as 2018 Texas Super Lawyers with Jacob Thomas as a Rising Star. About Super Lawyers Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree…

Commercial Real Estate Purchase Client Success!

September 14, 2018

Congratulations to Katie Thiele and one of our clients, a large residential management company, for navigating their 3rd and largest (so far), acquisition of a $14,000,000 apartment complex in East Texas. This commercial real estate purchase transaction included it all—securities counsel, a $10,000,000 loan from a difficult lender, last minute…

Jennifer Pettit Joins Firm as Partner

August 10, 2018

Saunders, Walsh and Beard welcomes Jennifer Pettit as Partner. Ms. Pettit practices in the area of general business litigation with an emphasis on ad valorem tax litigation. Welcome, Jennifer! Read more about Jennifer here: https://saunderswalsh.com/jennifer-pettit/

Christopher M. Lowry joins Firm as Associate

July 30, 2018

Christopher M. Lowry joins Saunders, Walsh & Beard with a broad array of transactional and litigation experience reaching back to his time at Baylor Law School. He has obtained successful outcomes representing businesses and individuals in Texas and Federal courts, from small contract disputes to complex federal civil-rights lawsuits under…

David Kennedy Joins Firm as Of Counsel

July 6, 2018

David M. Kennedy joined Saunders, Walsh & Beard in 2018 as Of Counsel. David’s focus has always been in the preparation and trial of civil disputes. Bringing over 35 years of civil trial litigation experience with him, David will continue to focus on matters headed to the courtroom. David is…

Jacob Thomas to lead Collin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation/Appellate Section for 2018-2019

July 5, 2018

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is very proud to announce that Jacob D. Thomas will be leading the Collin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation/Appellate Section this year. Jacob, a Partner in the firm, will humbly endeavor to ensure the continued success of the Collin County Bar in serving its members and…

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…