Saunders, Walsh & Beard is proud to announce J. Brantley Saunders, Mark A. Walsh, Alexander N. Beard, Lewis L. Isaacks, Jacob D. Thomas, and Chapman Bauerlein* as Texas Super Lawyers for 2023.

2023 SWB Super Lawyers

*Rising Star

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a multi-phased process including independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in Texas are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. To learn more, visit https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html

SWB Welcomes Attorney Edward D. Saldaña as Partner

Please join us in welcoming Edward D. Saldaña as Partner at Saunders, Walsh & Beard. Ed brings over 20 years of experience representing clients in construction-related matters at all phases of construction and legal processes—evaluation, drafting, and negotiation of proposed contracts, drafting or responding to deficiency notices, pre-lien notices, liens, bond claims, and lien foreclosure and/or commercial collection lawsuits seeking payment of unpaid balances owed to clients for the labor and/or materials that they have provided on projects.

You can learn more about Ed and his practice areas here: https://staging-2swb.wordkeeper.net/edward-saldana/

Attorney Edward Saldana Joins SWB as Partner


Welcome, Ed!

Chapman Bauerlein named 2023 Texas Rising Star

Chapman Bauerlein was named a 2023 Texas Rising Star* for Business Litigation by Super Lawyers. Chapman specializes in commercial and construction litigation law at Saunders, Walsh & Beard. With a successful track record of multiple trial victories and numerous settlements, Chapman has established a reputation as a tenacious and effective advocate for clients in complex legal disputes. Chapman’s primary practice area encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, and intellectual property issues. With a deep understanding of the legal and business considerations in each case, Chapman works tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for clients.

Congratulations, Chapman!

Chapman Bauerlein Named as 2023 Texas Rising Star

When he is not practicing law, Chapman enjoys spending time with his family, reading, photography, and traveling. Chapman’s photography has been featured in various exhibitions and publications throughout the country and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Center for Photography. You can read more about Chapman here. 


*The Texas Rising Stars selection process is primarily comprised of nominations by peers, accompanied by evaluations and independent research. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must either be under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of promising, young lawyers in Texas are named as Rising Stars.

Matthew Duke Joins SWB’s Transactional Business Practice

Saunders, Walsh & Beard welcomes associate Matthew Duke. Matt’s primary practice areas focus on transactional, real estate, and business law, as well as estate planning. With experience as in-house counsel, Matt has the insight to navigate the issues a company might face, ranging from formation to wind-down plans, as well as the day-to-day issues that occur in the interim. Read more about Matt here. Please join us in welcoming, Matthew!