Practice Groups

Employment

The ever-changing landscape of human resources law is dizzying. It can be difficult for any HR team or business owner to keep pace. Whether your HR department is small, large or transitioning, the Employment Practice Group at Wallace Saunders works in tight cooperation with you. We take pride in partnership, collaborating closely to provide legal representation and counsel in a capacity that best serves your needs.    

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Insurance

Insurance issues can escalate from simple to complex quickly, and you need attorneys able to handle it all. With Wallace Saunders, you can rest assured the attorneys in our Insurance Practice Group have a command of insurance law and litigation. In fact, the firm was founded more than 50 years ago with insurance at the core of our practice.

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Litigation

Founded as a litigation firm in 1963, our attorneys carry on our tradition of substantial deposition and courtroom experience, with hands-on training that begins early in every attorney’s career. The litigation department is the largest practice area at Wallace Saunders, with more than half of our attorneys working under the Litigation Practice Area umbrella.

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Personal

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Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law
    • Member of the Missouri Law Review
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., History and Political Science
    • Graduated with distinction

Professional Practice

  • 2009-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2015 - present: Partner
  • 2008-2009: Brown & James, P.C.
  • 2006-2008: Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District
    • Judicial Clerk
  • 2004: Supreme Court of Wisconsin
    • Judicial Intern

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Accomplishments

  • Awarded the “Rising Stars” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Leadership Academy, 2013
  • Publications
    • Taxing Costs (Theory and Practice), 68 J.Mo.Bar 104 (2012)
    • Comment, Dusting off the Blaine Amendment: Two Challenges to Missouri’s Anti-Establishment Tradition. Mo, 73 Mo.L.Rev.-129 (2008)
      • Winner of Guy A. Thompson Prize for Best Law Review Comment
    • Note, Honk to Remove this Demonstration: The Eighth Circuit Adopts a Heckler’s Veto, 70 Mo.L.Rev. 583 (2005)

     

    Civic Activities

    Member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section

    News + Events + Alerts

    July 1 Brings Change in Kansas Comp Rates

    In Missouri, the State Average Weekly Wage used to determine maximum workers’ compensation benefits between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 is $867.88. This SAWW produces a maximum weekly benefit rate of $911.27 for temporary total/permanent total disability and $477.33 for permanent partial disability. Also, as of July 1, 2016, the mileage allowance for travel expenses is 51 cents per mile.

    In Kansas, the maximum rate will be $627.00 for temporary total/permanent total disability and permanent partial disability on injuries occurring July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

    Whether it’s Kansas or Missouri, we have one of the largest and most experienced groups of full-time workers’ comp defense attorneys in the Midwest. A member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group is standing by to answer your questions today.

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    New Rules On Overtime Eligibility

    Employees formerly exempt from the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements may become non-exempt after new regulations become effective later this year. The new regulations were drafted in an effort to increase the number of employees eligible for mandatory time-and-a half overtime pay.

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    Locations

    Overland Park, KS

    10111 West 87th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66212

    P: 913.888.1000

    F: 913.888.1065

    Wichita, KS

    200 West Douglas Suite 400
    Wichita, KS 67202

    P: 316.269.2100

    F: 316.269.2479

    Springfield, MO

    844 E. Primrose Street
    Springfield, MO 65807

    P: 417.866.2300

    F: 417.866.2444

    Kansas City, MO

    By Appointment Only
    2300 Main Street Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    P: 816.448.3154

    F: 913.888.1065