MAPA Attorneys Receive Peer Recognition

Thompson Reuters has named McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. firm officers Douglas W. Poole, James B. Galbraith, and David P. Salyer on its 2018 list of “Super Lawyers.” “Super Lawyers” is a ratings list of outstanding lawyers from over 70 … Continue reading

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

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

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

MAPA Law receives “Best Law Firm” Recognition

U.S News & World Reports’ Best Lawyers ® has selected McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. as one of its 2017 Best Law Firms.  The Firm was nationally recognized as a “Tier 1” law firm in Railroad Law.  The Firm also received … Continue reading