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 2012-2014
  • 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

Missouri Expands Bad Faith Claims Against Primary Insurers

On December 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court rendered its decision in Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Addison Insurance Company, finding an excess insurer may pursue a claim against a primary insurer for bad faith refusal to settle under multiple theories of liability.

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Shook Joins Springfield Office

Wallace Saunders is pleased to announce the addition of Emily Shook as Of Counsel in our Springfield, Missouri office.   

Emily is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.  She joins the firm with practice experience in the areas of insurance defense and governmental liability litigation.   Emily has substantial federal civil litigation experience, and has won summary judgment and dismissal in several significant federal cases.  She has also worked on multiple complex litigation matters that involved constitutional issues, numerous parties and allegations of damages in the tens of millions.  She is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, with a concentration on insurance defense litigation.  

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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

901 St. Louis Street Suite 702
Springfield, MO 65806

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