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

    Kansas Increases Minimum PD Liability Limits, Requires Future Studies

    The Governor recently approved H.B. 2446, increasing the required minimum motor vehicle insurance liability limit for property damage. Effective January 1, 2017, every policy of motor vehicle liability insurance issued or renewed in Kansas must contain stated limits of liability, exclusive of interest and costs, not less than $25,000 because of harm to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.

    This new law also requires, beginning in 2026 and not less than every 10 years afterwards, a legislative interim study committee to study the issue whether the minimum per person-per accident limits of liability for bodily injury or death should be adjusted.

    Whether you’re confronted with a personal auto liability matter, or a complex commercial auto or common carrier claim, John Ross and the trucking and transportation practice group are here for you.

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    Transportation + Employment + Product Liability Practice Groups Expand

    Sparked by recent business trends, we’re pleased to announce the addition of five lawyers:

    Jason Janoski—formerly with an LA-based Am Law 50 law firm—joins the Wallace Saunders employment law practice group in Wichita

    Tad Kardis and Kelvin Fisher bring 30 years of combined experience to the firm’s transportation and trucking practice group in Overland Park.

    And if your matter involves products liability or requires deep litigation experience, you can count on Katie O’Shea and Russ Peterson to handle your needs throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

    Contact any one of these or our nearly 50 other lawyers today, and let us show you how Wallace Saunders can “Partner with You.”

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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