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…

The Difference between a Rule of Interpretation and a Canon of Construction

January 20, 2016

One evening, sitting by the fireplace, sipping on a cup of hot coco, I found myself musing on the subject of contract interpretation.  I was pondering various active cases and my fading memory of my first year of law school when I had two revelations:  1) I am getting old,…

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Lawyer

January 23, 2015

In just about every publication aimed at the legal profession there will be an article about the joys of being a lawyer.  In such articles, the lawyer will often tell a story about his or her humble beginnings and how, through hard work and determination, they were able to complete…

What is Quo Warranto?

December 12, 2014

Over the course of the past two months I have randomly come across the phrase quo warranto.  The first time was the in the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Part VII, sec. 7) and the second time was in the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code (§§66.001 et seq.).  I…

Relax. It’s Going to be Okay.

November 21, 2014

On September 23, 2014, Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers gave his fans some great advice, “Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land:  R-E-L-A-X.  Relax.  We’re going to be OK.”  While Aaron Rogers was talking about the Packers’ football season, I strive to apply this advice…