Practice Groups

Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

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Corporate

The Wallace Saunders Corporate Practice group focuses on three primary areas: entity formation, operations guidance and assisting in the sale of your business.

Accurate entity formation can have a major impact on your liability exposure as well as substantial tax consequences. It’s important to have appropriate control features in the establishing documents for your entity to ensure your ability to run your company in the manner you see fit.     

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Real Estate

Companies, municipalities, real estate developers and individuals have all called on Wallace Saunders for assistance with various types of commercial, residential, multifamily and land development projects.    

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Wills, Trusts and Estates

Preservation and protection. The premises are simple. Navigating them can be complex. At Wallace Saunders, we focus on details, turning every stone to preserve your hard-earned wealth. We protect you, your family and your business. To us, it’s more than a job – it’s a duty we take to heart.    

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Personal

Alyssa is a life-long Kansan, and therefore loves all things Royal, Chief, Sporting or Jayhawk. She has also recently been introduced to English Premier League soccer. Suffice it to say, the television is rarely tuned to anything but sports at her house. Alyssa also enjoys jogging around her Olathe neighborhood and spending time with her family, including her six nieces and nephews. You may also find her taking in a show at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, where she is a season-ticket holder.

Kind Passionate Thoughtful

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS, Juris Doctor 2010 (Cum Laude)
  • University of Saint Mary, Bachelor of Arts, 2003
  • Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kansas, Associate of Arts, 2000

Professional Practice

  • 2008 - 2009: Federal Bureau of Prisons
    • Legal Intern
  • 2009 - 2010: Leavenworth County District Attorney
    • Legal Intern
  • Crow & Associates, Leavenworth, Kansas
    • 2010: Intern
    • 2010 - 2017: Associate Attorney
  • 2017 - Present: Wallace Saunders
    • Of Counsel

Professional Licensure

  • State of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Twice elected President of Leavenworth County Bar Association, 2013 and 2014.
  • Top Grade in Contracts II, Washburn University School of Law.

Civic Activities

  • Leavenworth County Bar Association
  • Riverside Resources Board of Directors, Vice President
  • Volunteer service at Shelter of Hope, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Volunteer youth softball and basketball coach – Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department
  • Guest Speaker for National Alliance on Mental Health’s yearly law enforcement Crisis Intervention Training

News + Events + Alerts

Arising out of Employment Simplified: Atkins v. Webcon

On Friday, June 8, 2018, the Kansas Supreme Court decided Atkins v. Webcon and signaled an important change for determining whether accidents that occur while workers are out of town for employment-related purposes are compensable.

The relevant facts of the case are that the claimant and others were required to travel and stay in Enid, Oklahoma on a construction project. They took a company vehicle and their accommodations were provided by the employer. The hotel in which claimant and other co-workers were staying, though, was without a hotel bar. Claimant ventured across the street and went to a hotel that did have a hotel bar. He stayed until past two in the morning before attempting to cross the street to his hotel. Unfortunately, he was struck by a car driven by an intoxicated driver and sustained severe injuries.

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AMA Guides, 6th Edition Found to be Unconstitutional as Applied to Pardo

Kansas Court of Appeals Rules the 6th Edition of The AMA Guides is Unconstitutional as to Francisco Pardo

On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Kansas Court of Appeals published its decision in Francisco Pardo v. UPS. This case had been the subject of great scrutiny, as the issues raised challenged the very constitutionality of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.

Mr. Pardo suffered a rotator cuff injury in 2013 in a work-related accident. In March 2015, he injured the same shoulder in a separate work-related accident. The second injury was not related to the first injury and involved a different part of the rotator cuff than was previously injured.

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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