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Texas Supreme Court Provides New Procedure for Pursuing UIM Claims Under Auto Policies

May 24, 2021

  Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision that will substantially impact how underinsured motorist (UIM) claims will now be litigated in Texas.  In Allstate Ins. Co. v. Irwin, Case No. 19-0885, a sharply divided court (5-4) held that an insurance carrier’s liability for UIM benefits may now…

McKinney Tea Shop Takes COVID Insurance Battle to Fifth Circuit

May 14, 2021

  One of the hottest insurance issues stemming from the COVID pandemic is whether business interruption losses resulting from governmental shut-down orders are covered under standard commercial property insurance policies. Under most policies, the issue boils down to whether the shutdown of the business constitutes “direct physical loss of or…

Tiffany Bacon | Civil Litigation Attorney

April 22, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Bacon to Saunders, Walsh & Beard. Tiffany not only brings  7+ years of civil litigation experience to SWB, but some sweet southern California charm, too. Welcome, Tiffany!  

Texas Lien Law | Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens

March 29, 2021

Texas Lien Law Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens are legal tools for contractors and suppliers to collect payment for their goods and services. Texas law protects the interests of general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers by providing them with lien rights against construction projects. A lien is a…

Katie Thiele Promoted to Partner

February 26, 2021

It is with great pride we announce Katie Thiele’s promotion from Senior Associate to Partner. Katie joined the law firm as its first Associate in the summer of 2012. Since then, she has developed her legal skills into a first-rate lawyer, a leader of our associate ranks, and pillar of…

Commercial Insurance Attorneys

February 22, 2021

The Insurance Council of Texas categorized the recent winter storm as the “largest insurance claim event in history.” At Saunders, Walsh & Beard, our insurance attorneys help businesses whose insurers have failed to perform their duties under their related policies. Therefore, if you do not receive the coverage you expect,…

Seek Contract Time Extensions | Weather Delays

February 17, 2021

Seek contract time extensions for weather delays. It is imperative for contractors and subcontractors to be aware of the change order processes in their contracts and follow the correct procedures for seeking an increase in their contract time, especially with the severe weather occurring in Texas this week. Do not…

Thanksgiving Jurisprudence

November 24, 2020

While few lawyers are filing lawsuits the week before Thanksgiving, the holiday does give rise to some interesting cases.  I have compiled a small list of interesting legal entanglements that reference Thanksgiving in one shape or form.  Whether you will laugh or cringe, I am not quite sure, but here…

Congratulations to our 2020 Texas Super Lawyers!

October 14, 2020

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 is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional…

Katie Thiele promoted as SWB’s first Senior Associate

September 4, 2020

We are pleased to announce Katie Thiele’s promotion to Saunders, Walsh & Beard’s first Senior Associate. Please join us in congratulating Katie on her outstanding contributions to our firm and commitment to our valued clients.