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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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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

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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…