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Jacob D. Thomas has been helping individuals and businesses with their legal needs since 2003. He has a confidence that is earned only through arduous study, preparedness, and experience. As a small business owner and father of three, Jacob understands balancing emotional and material needs. With his experience, knowledge and skill, Jacob competently guides his clients through the complex legal system. Whether the situation calls for a hard-nosed fighter or a subtle negotiator, Jacob tailors his approach to each case based upon the particular needs of the client.


When he is not at the office or the courthouse, you will find Jacob with his three sons. Youth sports, playgrounds, zoos, fishing ponds, libraries, theaters, cartoons and video games are the keys to a healthy life with three energetic boys. Ever the optimist, Jacob spends his Sunday afternoons praying for the Dallas Cowboys.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    12 years
  2. Construction: 30%
    12 years
  3. Business: 15%
    12 years
  4. Real Estate: 4%
    12 years
  5. Appeals: 1%
    8 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Shannon Gray

    Jake is a great attorney who is able to handle the most complex of matters for his clients with expedience and success. A great guy to have on your side.


    Scott Gray Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alexander N. Beard

    Jacob is a an experienced and knowledgeable trial lawyer who easy to work with. He has provided me with creative solutions to end lawsuits at early stages, thus minimizing the client's expense. He's also a damn good legal writer, which is a rare quality for many litigators.


    Alexander Beard Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Saunders, Walsh & Beard

6850 Tpc Dr Ste 210
Mckinney, TX, 75070-3145


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2016
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2015
Order of BarristersBaylor University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSaudners, Walsh & Beard2012 - Present
AssociateMacdonald Devin, P.C.2011 - 2012
Solo PractitionerThe Law Office of Jacob D. Thomas2009 - 2011
AssociateNowak & Stauch, LLP2006 - 2008
AssociateGriffith, Nixon & Davison (formerly Griffith & Nixon)2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collin County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Kaufman County Crime StoppersChairman of the Board2011 - 2011
Forney Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2011
Kaufman County Crime StoppersFounding Board Member2010 - 2010
Forney Bar AssociationPresident Elect2010 - 2010
Forney Bar AssociationTreasurer2009 - 2009
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Maxx Electric, Inc. v. Titan Corrugated, Inc., et al.; Cause No. 2009-30118-211; 211th District Court of Denton County, TexasJudgment for $127,982.45
Walker v. Maine, et al.; Cause No. 2011-CVF-000215-D4; 406th District Court of Webb County, TexasPost-verdict, pre-judgment settlement.
Martin v. Crossroads Liquor; Cause No. 68113-86; 86th District Court of Kaufman County, TexasObtained summary judgment prior to trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Homebuilder MagazineInsurance & Construction Defects: 'Lamar Homes' impact on liability2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)2003
College of William and MaryEnglish and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE PresentationsWrongful Garnishment: Not Likely2010