Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Corporate Formation
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation: Trucking/Motor Carrier/Rail

Licensed In:

  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma

Christopher C. Confer


Chris Confer is a seasoned litigator, having handled and tried to verdict many cases. His trial skills have protected numerous railroads from potential multi-million dollar liability stemming from Federal Employer Liability Act (“FELA”) claims and grade crossing accidents. In addition, Chris has defended several railroads in multiple Federal Railroad Safety Act (“FRSA”) employment law / “whistleblower” actions. Beyond such high-exposure, high-risk cases, Chris has extensive experience with cases involving trucking and transportation, premises liability, property damage, and other torts.

Chris has represented one of the world’s largest fast-food franchises, and one of the country’s largest Short Line railroads. He is also highly regarded by his peers, particularly in matters involving alleged professional liability. He has provided counsel to attorneys, accountants, appraisers, abstractors, corporate directors and officers, and insurance agents and brokers. His work with such professionals has included representing them before professional licensing boards.

Whether he’s representing a Fortune 500 company, an individual or a small company, Chris brings his tireless drive and solid work ethic to get the best possible results. And, above all, Chris values the close relationships he has built with clients over the years, and the opportunity to protect them, whether in the courtroom or boardroom.


The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.

The University of Kansas, B.A., Political Science

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Professional Practice

  • Partner, Wallace Saunders, 2021 – Present
  • Of Counsel, Wallace Saunders, 2019 – 2020
  • Partner and Shareholder, Yeretsky & Maher, LLC, 2014 – 2019
  • Associate Attorney, Yeretsky & Maher, LLC, 2006 – 2013
  • Associate Attorney, Fairchild & Buck, P.A., 2004 – 2005


Professional Licensure

  • All trial and appellate courts in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully tried numerous jury trials and bench trials throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma
  • Successfully completed the College of Railroad Trial Advocacy conducted by the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American Short Line Railroad Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
  • Calvary Lutheran Church – Board of Elders and Board of Ushers, 2009 – 2013

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To connect with Chris, reach out via the below email address.

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