Practice Groups

Business Litigation

Business litigation requires a unique blend of business-specific knowledge and litigation experience. Wallace Saunders has both the knowledge and the experience to protect and move your business forward. Our Business Litigation attorneys handle litigation matters across a broad spectrum of professions and industries. 

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Construction and Design

The world of construction is comprehensive, collaborative and highly detailed. The same can be said of our approach to construction law. Legal regulations, city and state codes, federal guidelines, environmental issues – there’s a litany of laws and parameters that seems never-ending.

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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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Product Liability

Understanding the nuances of Product Liability law and the significant exposure for clients involved in product litigation is a service not every firm can offer. Our experience representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers gives you the advantage of leveraging strategic planning with trial skills in this complex and dynamic area of law.     

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Transportation and Trucking

When it comes to trucking and transportation, our attorneys are with you from the start, emphasizing early response to losses. Our trucking and transportation attorneys are on call 24/7 to respond to serious accidents and emergencies by visiting accident scenes to gather and preserve evidence. This helps lay the groundwork for a careful investigation and vigorous claim defense. We have an established emergency response protocol, and will work with a team of accident reconstructionists, field investigators, and criminal defense attorneys, when needed, to immediately respond to trucking and other transportation accidents and emergencies.

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Allison and her husband have been busy the last few years starting a family, but whenever she can, Allison likes to fit in a few rounds of golf. She also enjoys traveling. And if you want to see some fancy skills on the grill, Allison has her “Master of the Flame” certificate from the Midwest Barbeque Institute.

Insightful Confident Pragmatic


  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005
  • University of Innsbruck, Austria, Institute on World Legal Problems, 2003
  • The University of Arizona, B.S. in Business Administration and Finance, 2002

Professional Practice

  • 2005-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2012-present: Partner
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable James P. O’Hara, Judicial Clerkship Clinic, 2004

Professional Licensure

  • The trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • Awarded the “Rising Stars” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® for 2013, 2014 and 2015

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Central Exchange, Member, 2013-Present
  • Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi House Corporation, Treasurer, 2009-Present
  • Calvary Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, 2008-2013
  • Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court, Member, 2005-2009
  • Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court, Student Member, 2003-2005
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA), 2002-2005

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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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