Alexander N. Beard

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    SAUNDERS, WALSH & BEARD Craig Ranch Professional Plaza 6850 TPC Drive Suite 210 McKinney, TX 75070
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Alexander N. Beard, Partner

Alex Beard has 30 years of experience representing individuals and businesses, with a practice focusing on liability insurance coverage, property damage insurance, and civil appeals. He has extensive experience with liability insurance claims, and enjoys analyzing coverage issues under numerous types of insurance, including commercial general liability, commercial auto and life. He has handled over 100 appeals and original proceedings throughout Texas’ 14 intermediate appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Cases

  • Lancer Ins. Co. v. Garcia Holiday Tours, 345 S.W.3d 50 (Tex. 2011)
  • Moki Mac River Expeditions v. Drugg, 221 S.W.3d 569 (Tex. 2007)
  • Utica Nat’l Ins. Co. v. American Indemn. Co., 141 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. 2004)
  • North Texas Municipal Water District v. Jinright, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 9630 (Tex. App. – Dallas Nov. 27, 2018, pet. denied)
  • North Texas Municipal Water District v. Ball, 2015 WL 1941514 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2015, no pet.)
  • Collin Central Appraisal District v. Collin Creek Mall, LLC, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 13399 (Tex. App. – Dallas Dec. 15, 2014, no pet.)
  • Bob Montgomery Chevrolet, Inc. v. Dent Zone Cos., 409 S.W.3d 181 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2013, no pet.)
  • In re State Auto Property & Cas. Ins. Co., 348 S.W.3d 499 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2011, orig. proceeding)
  • Jenkins v. State & County Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 287 S.W.3d 891 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2009, pet. denied)
  • Olympia Capital Associates, L.P. v. Jackson, 247 S.W.3d 399 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2008, no pet.)
  • Schievink v. Wendylou Ranch, 227 S.W.3d 862 (Tex. App. – Eastland 2007, pet. denied)
  • Blanton v. Vesta Lloyds Ins. Co., 185 S.W.3d 607 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2006, no pet.)

Insurance Coverage

  • Property Damage Claims
  • Reservation of Rights Letters
  • Duty to Defend and Indemnify
  • Stowers

Insurance Litigation

  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Insurance “Bad Faith”
  • Insurance Code/DTPA Claims

Individual and Small Business Representation

  • Business Disputes


  • State and Federal Court Appeals
  • Original Proceedings (Including Mandamus)
  • Amicus Briefs

Clemson University (B.A. Political Science)-1985
Tulane University (Juris Doctorate)-1988
State Bar of Texas (Licensed in all Texas State and Federal Courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court)-1989

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Peer and client ratings at the highest level of professional excellence
Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, 2014
SuperLawyer Selectee, 2019

A former U.S. Senate intern for Senator Strom Thurmond (R. S. C.), Alex maintains an interest in national politics. He enjoys playing competitive tennis, doing volunteer work for Hugs Cafe, and cooking Cajun food.

Alex has taught legal research and writing at the Southern Methodist University School of Law and also Federal Court Practice in the Legal Assistant Program at Southern Methodist University.

Alex serves on the Board of Directors for Hugs, Cafe, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of adults with special needs through training and employment.