Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation: Trucking/Motor Carrier/Rail

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

John Ross


John Ross is a Partner of Wallace Saunders. He is Chairman of the Professional Liability Practice Group and Co-Chairman of the Transportation and Trucking Practice Group. John has been practicing law since 1992. His practice concentrates in the area of general civil litigation, trucking litigation, business litigation, and professional liability.

John is highly regarded by his peers and provides counsel to individuals, insurers and businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, in litigation matters throughout Kansas and Missouri. He represents truck insurers and self-insured trucking companies, including a Fortune 100 package delivery company.

John represents numerous types of professionals including: accountants, attorneys, appraisers, abstractors, directors and officers, insurance agents and brokers, and investment/financial institution agents and brokers. His representation includes matters ranging from defending claims of professional negligence and malfeasance to representing professionals before professional licensing boards.

John also represents insurance companies in several jurisdictions in complex insurance coverage matters, including environmental coverage cases. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri, and has been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions.

Never one to shy from a challenging opportunity, John readily takes on clients of all sizes and statures in varying jurisdictions to do what he can to make matters right for them. He enjoys the longevity he has developed with his clients over the years. He values the opportunity to protect his clients’ business interests, whether in the courtroom or boardroom.


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

The University of Kansas, B.S., Business Administration

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Professional Practice

Wallace Saunders, 1992 – Present

  • Partner, Wallace Saunders, 1997 – Present
  • Co-Chairman, Wallace Saunders, Transportation and Trucking Practice Group, 2009 – Present
  • Chairman, Wallace Saunders, Professional Liability Practice Group, 2013 – Present
  • Chairman, Wallace Saunders, First-Party Insurance/Insurance Coverage Practice Group, 2009 – 2013

Law Clerk, Kansas Department of Insurance, 1990 – 1992


Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions


Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully tried numerous jury trials and bench trials throughout Kansas and Missouri
  • Active member in the management of Wallace Saunders, serving on the Management and Accountability committees
  • Serves as chair of the Transportation and Trucking and Professional Liability Practice Groups

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Missouri Inn of Court
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Member
  • A.L.S. Philanthropy
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Volunteer
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation Committee
  • Presbyterian Church of Stanley

Contact John

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