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Saunders, Walsh & Beard Welcomes Karen Ensley

June 27, 2017

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce that Karen Ensley has joined our firm, adding to our Construction Law practice.    Karen Ensley is a board-certified construction law attorney focused on representation of small and large commercial and specialty contractors throughout Texas. Karen “grew up in the business,” working firsthand in the construction industry prior…

Potential Jurors’ Moral Commitments and the Risk-Benefit Test in Products Liability Defect Cases

June 21, 2017

In a product defect case involving serious bodily injury or death, the last thing a defense attorney wants to do is talk about how the benefit to society of the client’s product as presently designed outweighs the risk of injury or death to a single person (or few persons) when…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Welcomes Daniel Correa

June 16, 2017

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce our newest Associate, Daniel Correa.  Daniel is a 2013 graduate of New York University School of Law.  Daniel’s practice focuses on civil appeals, business and commercial litigation, as well as construction law. His experience includes complex litigation cases involving Environmental and Toxic…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Welcomes Abby Christmann

April 25, 2017

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce our newest Associate, Abigail “Abby” Christmann.  Abby is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis Missouri.  Her practice areas include Civil Trial Law, Commercial Litigation, Business Organizations/ Formations, Construction Law, Insurance Defense Trial Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Wills,…

SWB Wins Insurance Coverage for Clients in Federal Court

March 31, 2017

Congratulations to our firm’s clients, Phil and Susan Swartztrauber, for winning a court order obtaining insurance coverage against Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. The case was handled by Alex Beard.  The Swartztraubers were board members of their Home Owners Association (HOA), and were sued for alleged defamation in…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Welcomes Mary Harokopus

January 31, 2017

“Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce that Mary Harokopus has joined our firm as a partner specializing in employment law.  Mary advises employers and employees on all employment-related matters and litigates cases in state and federal courts in Texas and across the United States.  She also represents clients before federal, state and local agencies such as the…

Plano Housing Authority’s Building Dedication in Honor of Helen Macey

December 7, 2016

Brantley Saunders was honored to attend the Plano Housing Authority’s Building Dedication in Honor of Helen Macey.    Mrs. Macey has been a community leader in Plano for over 20 years, and while she was Executive Director the PHA, she was a tireless leader in helping thousands of families achieve self-sufficiency. …

Brantley Saunders Named 2016 Texas Super Lawyer

September 6, 2016

Congratulations to J. Brantley Saunders, a founding partner of Saunders, Walsh & Beard, for being selected for inclusion in the 2016 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 evaluation. Brantley Saunders…

Notice of Nonsuit – An Order is Necessary

August 31, 2016

Although a Motion for Nonsuit or a Notice of Nonsuit is effective immediately upon filing, there must still be an order formally dismissing the case.  Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 162 reads as follows: At any time before the plaintiff has introduced all of his evidence other than rebuttal evidence,…

Decoding Chapter 140 of the CPRC

August 4, 2016

Chapter 140 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code is intended to limit the subrogation rights of an injured person’s health insurance provider.  When this statute was first enacted in 2014, an esteemed personal injury attorney told me that the new law was simple, “Everyone gets a third of…