Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Corporate Formation
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

James G. Butler


In over 40 years of service at Wallace Saunders, James Butler has done it all – from winning awards like the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers, to helping us shape and refine the firm into the office it is today. He was a founding member of the Business Practice Group, and he continues to guide the firm’s direction as a member of the Management Committee.

Jim also belongs to several professional organizations such as the Kansas, Missouri and Johnson County Bar Associations; and served as president for the Overland Park Optimist International Club, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation and the Shadow Buddies Foundation.

Jim’s extensive experience goes back to the early years of the firm. Today his practice includes real estate, corporate, wills, construction, banking, healthcare, domestic and employment law.


Washburn University School of Law, J.D.

  • Law Review, Comments Editor

The University of Kansas, B.S., Accounting

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Professional Practice

Wallace Saunders, 1969 – Present

  • Partner, Wallace Saunders, 1973 – Present
  • Member, Management Committee, Wallace Saunders
  • Past Chairman, Management Committee, Wallace Saunders

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • Federal District Court of Kansas
  • Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


Professional Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Edmonds Award, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation

Civic Activities

  • Past President, Overland Park Optimists International
  • Past President, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation
  • Finance Committee Member, Shawnee Mission Medical Center
  • Board Member, Shadow Buddies Foundation
  • Past President, Shadow Buddies Foundation

Contact James

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