Practice Groups


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 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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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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Aaron is an avid chess player and fly fisherman. He specifically loves fishing in Missouri waters.

Zealous Genuine Inventive


  • 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

Michael J. Dutton (1951-2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and partner, Michael Dutton. Mr. Dutton’s career with Wallace Saunders spanned over 30 years. Among his many contributions to the firm and his profession, Mr. Dutton tried over 100 jury trials to verdict and either argued or was on the brief in dozens of appeals.

More importantly, Mr. Dutton was a mentor to countless lawyers, giving them professional guidance and encouragement in his inimitable steady and humble way. All who worked with Mr. Dutton, whether inside or outside the firm, doubtless benefitted from the experience. He will be sorely missed.

In Mr. Dutton’s memory, the firm suggests a contribution to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City——or another charitable organization of your choice.

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$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor

Interested in protecting the dollars and cents your firm works so hard to earn? Then, read “$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor” presented by our Design Professionals Practice Group. We will share with you the risk management of “actual” contract provisions we often encounter. We think many of the contract provisions we will explore will leave you, as they did us, perplexed, dumbfounded and/or scratching your collective heads as to the purpose of the contract provision and/or the effect of the contract provision. Our goal with “$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor” is to help identify contract provisions that can reduce your firm’s bottom-line, offer ways to protect your firm’s pocketbook and, most of all, provide some thought-provoking and hopefully entertaining content. So, without further ado, here is this edition of “$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor”.

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