Craig Saunders is an attorney practicing in Houston, TX. His practice is a combination of both litigation and transactional work. Mr. Saunders has extensive trial experience in real estate, construction and injury cases. He also has experience advising clients with regard to business transactions and financing transactions.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Mr. Saunders was selected as Top Lawyer in Litigation by H. Texas Magazine. He was also  chosen as a “Rising Star,” a Thomson Reuters Service, in real estate law listed in Texas Monthly Magazine in April 2009.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Saunders worked for two litigation firms in Arlington, Texas, and Houston, Texas, and had his practice in downtown Houston.

Practices

  • Real Estate & Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law 2000
  • B.A. Speech Communication & Journalism, Texas A&M University 1992

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas

Representative Matters:

  • Obtained take-nothing arbitration award for general contractor in defense of construction claim about materials used in the retaining wall
  • Obtained no evidence summary judgment in favor of client Internet search company in defense of claims for breach of contract and violations of Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Successfully prosecuted promissory note collection case on behalf of client lender
  • Obtained no evidence summary judgment in favor of client mechanic in defense of claims for violations of Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act pertaining to catalytic converter
  • Advised client general contractor regarding construction financing of $1.5 million secured loan for development of shopping plaza in Harris County, Texas
  • Represented and advised client on construction project, resulting in settlement of 22 mechanic’s liens

Publications

  • Co-Author:  Legislative Update: Significant Bills of the 82nd Texas Legislature Affecting Real Estate, Lending and Other Commercial Matters, Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas (2011).
  • Co-Author:  Legislative Update: Significant Bills of the 81st Texas Legislature Affecting Real Estate, Lending and Other Commercial Matters, Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas (2009).
  • Co-Author:  Legislative Update: Significant Bills of the 80th Texas Legislature Affecting Real Estate, Lending, and Other Commercial Matters, Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas (2007).
  • Texas Rules of Evidence 503: Defining “Scope of Employment” for Corporations, 30 St. Mary’s L.J. 863 (1999).

Contact me today at csaunders@barlowjoneslaw.com

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