Jacob D. Thomas

  • Address :
    SAUNDERS, WALSH & BEARD Craig Ranch Professional Plaza 6850 TPC Drive, Suite 210 McKinney, TX 75070
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Jacob D. Thomas is a civil litigator with decades of experience representing businesses and individuals before Texas courts. Board certified in construction law, AV-rated, and annually recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Jacob has the knowledge and experience necessary to expeditiously analyze the parties’ positions and assist them in reaching a mutually beneficial resolution to their dispute. Jacob’s mediation practice is focused on resolving conflicts involving commercial construction, residential construction, partner/shareholder litigation, and general business disputes. Jacob is one of only a handful of mediators based in Collin County that focuses solely on commercial litigation.

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation with a population that will soon rival Dallas County. However, many litigants before Collin County courts mediate their cases in Dallas. Jacob endeavors to provide a more convenient and affordable alternative for lawyers and their clients seeking to resolve disputes pending in Collin County.

Civil Litigation

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Insurance Defense Trial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Debt Collection
  • Commercial Debt Collection
  • Garnishment Law
  • Mediation

Construction Law

  • Construction Disputes
  • Commercial Construction Litigation
  • Residential Construction Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Contract Disputes
  • Lien and Bond Claims on Residential, Commercial and Government Construction Projects
  • Architect/Engineer Defense

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial/Retail Lease Disputes


  • Consumer and Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Business Organization Disputes
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • 2000 The College of William & Mary (B.A. Philosophy & English)
  • 2003 Baylor University School of Law (Juris Doctorate)
  • 2003 State Bar of Texas (Licensed in all Texas State and Federal Courts)
  • 2010 United States Supreme Court
  • 2010 Trained Mediator (Qualified for Court Appointments)
  • 2013 – Present – Collin County Bar Association, Member
  • 2020 Board Certified in Construction Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) – Recognized in Construction Litigation
    • Texas Rising Star (2015-2018)
    • Texas Super Lawyer (2020-23)
  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
    • Peer and client ratings at the highest level of professional excellence
  • Collin County Bar Association Civil Litigation/Appellate Section Leader – 2018-19

Kaufman County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

  • Incorporator and Founding Board Member 2010
  • Chairman of the Board 2011

When he is not at the office or the courthouse, you will find Jacob with his wife and children. Ever the optimist, Jacob spends his Sunday afternoons praying for the Dallas Cowboys.

  • State Bar of Texas (Licensed in all Texas State and Federal Courts)- 2003
  • United States Supreme Court– 2010
  • Trained Mediator (Qualified for Court Appointments)-2010
  • Present – Collin County Bar Association, Member-2013
  • Board Certified in Construction Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2020)

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