Mr. Shaunessy's practice focuses on trial work involving commercial litigation, employment litigation, and suing and defending governmental entities. In the areas of commercial litigation, Mr. Shaunessy has brought suit and defended claims involving breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, fraud and business disparagement. His trial work has also resulted in successful outcomes in cases involving securities fraud and professional liability. For more than 15 years, he has successfully defended employers from claims of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, race discrimination, as well as violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Whistleblower Act. He has successfully defended claims brought against governmental group risk pools, counties, a state university, cities and school districts. He has successfully brought claims against state agencies, including invalidation of contracts and other awards, and has recovered large judgments for entities doing business with the state of Texas.