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…

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,…

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…

Texans “Slap” Back

February 4, 2016

Freedom of Speech is Alive and Well in Texas.  The Texas Citizens Participation Act Strikes Again: This time in an HOA dispute. If you run for office these days, you probably need to have pretty thick skin.  People have always “talked about” leaders, but now with the advent of community websites,…

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,…

The Eagle Has Landed

December 16, 2015

There is nothing like Fall football, especially in Texas.  As a native Texan, one of my favorite sayings is “everything is bigger and better in Texas.” The Allen football stadium is no exception. Last year, deficiencies were discovered that resulted in the closure of Allen’s $60 million Eagle Stadium.  Since…

Welcome aboard Chris Lowry!

December 4, 2015

Last month, Saunders, Walsh & Beard welcomed our newest Associate, Christopher Lowry to our practice. Chris is a 2014 Baylor Law School Graduate.  He is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Collin County Young Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. Chris’…