J. Brantley Saunders, Partner
Brantley Saunders is a business and real estate attorney in McKinney, TX, who specializes in general business advice and litigation and has been helping individuals and businesses solve legal issues for over 20 years. His experience in over 25 jury trials helps focus his clients on the important issues to attack. This expertise also allows him to see the issues in advance for business planning and avoiding litigation when possible. Setting out a plan for success in litigation or transactional work is his bread and butter. Real estate, business entities, insurance, personal injury, and mediation are his primary areas of focus. Brantley also represents clients in cases of condemnation and eminent domain.
Areas of Practice
- Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- Residential and Commercial Real Estate Litigation
- Condemnation and Eminent Domain
- Business planning/risk assessment
- Contracts/ Leases
- Business Expansion
- Buy/ Sells
Civil Trial Law
- Litigation of partnership / shareholder disputes
- Commercial contract and real estate litigation
- Local counsel in Collin County cases
- Insurance Defense Trial Litigation
- Construction defect litigation
- Qualified Mediator assisting parties in civil dispute resolution
Education and Licenses
1988 – University of Texas (B.A. Business Administration – Finance)
1991 – Southern Methodist University School of Law (Juris Doctorate)
1991 – State Bar of Texas (Licensed in All Texas State and Federal Courts)
Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
- Peer and client ratings at the highest level of professional excellence
Charter Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
- Tried over 25 jury trials to verdict.
- Provided advice to hundreds of business on matters ranging from basic business structure to litigation prevention
- Defense judgment in multi-million dollar demand construction defect case alleging defective plumbing in multi-million dollar home.
- Multiple jury verdicts in premises defect cases.
- Successful defense in jury trial of commercial real estate project
- Business leases, sales, contracts and expansions
- Multiple closings on new businesses and real estate
- New Times, Inc. d/b/a Dallas Observer, et. al. v. Wamstad, 106 S.W.3d 916
- In re Gerald C. Marshall, No. 2-07-314-CV, 2007 WL 2963832
- Wyckoff v. George C. Fuller Contracting Co. and Jayne Brown West, No. 05-10-00852-CV, 2011 WL 6369778, __ S.W.3d ___
Brantley enjoyed coaching youth sports (son’s baseball team 7 years and daughter’s softball team), served on the Board of Wylie Baseball and Softball Association and Collin County Boys & Girls Club, and coached Wylie High School’s Mock Trial Program. Brantley is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Craig Ranch Professional Plaza Condominium Association, Inc., and past Chair-Elect and Board Member of the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation.