Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Construction & Design
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability

Licensed In:

  • Kansas

Timothy J. Finnerty

Of Counsel

Mr. Finnerty has deep experience in complex commercial litigation. He has written extensively on the topic and litigated numerous high profile cases. Few lawyers stack up better to matters involving alleged design defects or failure to warn, something to which his leadership roles in the Defense Research Institute and Kansas Association of Defense Counsel can attest.


Wichita State University, Magna Cum Laude

The University of Kansas School of Law

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Professional Practice

  • Of Counsel, Wallace Saunders, 2019 – Present
  • Partner, Wallace Saunders, 1995 – 2019

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Mr. Finnerty began his legal career as claims counsel for a global company specializing in aerospace insurance pools and manufacturer’s product liability coverage
  • Later entered private practice, providing advice and assistance to aviation-related clients and embarking on a career-long pursuit of defending vendors and manufacturers and their insurance carriers against product liability claims
  • Missouri/Kansas “Super Lawyer” as designated by Law and Politics and Kansas City Magazine
  • Defense Research Institute, State representative, 2004 – 2007
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Past President and Board Member since 2012

Civic Activities

  • Hospice, Inc., Board Member and Chairman, ConnectCare
  • Wichita Community Clinical AIDS Program, Inc., Past President and Board Member
  • Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Chair of Development Committee; Member, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees

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