Avoiding Sexual Harassment Claims in a #MeToo World

By: Ashley B. Harshaw Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.   Title VII applies to employers with fifteen or more employees, local, state, … Continue reading

Lee Mencacci and Ashley Harshaw Join the Firm

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. welcomes Lee Mencacci and Ashley Harshaw to the Firm as associates. Lee is a native Galvestonian. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas A&M, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas … Continue reading

MAPA Wins in the Valley

On August 4, 2017, in Cameron County, Texas, a jury decided that an insurance client of MAPA did not breach its agreement with a policyholder from Brownsville by failing to pay for any damages alleged to have been caused by … Continue reading


By: James B. Galbraith with Amanda D. Wright Many lawsuits today are very expensive to prosecute, often document and expert intensive.  This is true of Pharmaceutical Drug cases and Toxic Tort Chemical Exposure cases, to name a few. With tort reform, … Continue reading

Chris King celebrates Ten Years at MAPA

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. would like to congratulate, celebrate, and thank Christopher C. King for his ten years of hard work and dedication. Chris associated with the Firm in 2007 and became a Firm Officer in 2016. His principal area of practice … Continue reading

Which Business Structure is Right for You?

  By Amanda D. Wright             Of all the choices you will make in starting a business, one of the most important will be choosing the type of legal business structure for your company.  This decision can affect the amount … Continue reading

Christopher C. King Recognized in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2017 List

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. is proud to announce that Firm Officer Christopher C. King was selected to the exclusive Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for 2017. Mr. King associated with the Firm in 2007 and is now a … Continue reading

MAPA Founder Bob Alexander

It is with a heavy heart that MAPA announces that one of its founders, Robert “Bob” Warren Alexander, 96, passed away peacefully January 31, 2017, in Muleshoe, Texas. He was born February 19, 1920 in Paris, Texas to Morgan Provine … Continue reading

FMC Affirms Access Fees Ruling in Favor of Port of Galveston

By: Amanda D. Wright On June 16, 2014, three private parking lot operators filed a legal action with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC”) against The Port of Galveston and its subsidiary, the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation (“GPFC”) alleging that … Continue reading