Practice Groups

Litigation

Founded as a litigation firm in 1963, our attorneys carry on our tradition of substantial deposition and courtroom experience, with hands-on training that begins early in every attorney’s career. The litigation department is the largest practice area at Wallace Saunders, with more than half of our attorneys working under the Litigation Practice Area umbrella.

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Personal

Life can throw you a few curveballs. Brian has seen it, and always responds with his favorite quote: “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” Thanks, Yogi Berra.

Organized Detailed Persuasive

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Missouri Western State University

Professional Practice

  • 2009-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2013-present: Partner
  • Began legal career with a small firm where he gained immediate experience trying cases and handling appeals. 
  • Later provided risk management counsel for one of the world’s leading reinsurers and belonged to the trial team of a multinational product liability law firm

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
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Eighth and Tenth Circuits

Professional Accomplishments

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member—CLM, attended the Litigation Management Institute
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Civic Activities

  • “Pillars of Professionalism Committee,” Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas High School Mock Trial Program

News + Events + Alerts

Eric Van Beber to present at Harmonie Group's 2019 Construction, NextGen, and Transportation Seminar

Eric Van Beber will speak at the Harmonie Group’s 2019 Construction, NextGen & Transportation Seminar in Oak Brook, IL on Thursday, July 18. He will present on the topic of “Waiver of Subrogation in Construction Contracts” at 10:10 a.m. For more information, please visit https://www.harmonie.org/seminar-2019.

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Merker Charts New Course, Launches Mediation Practice

Rick Merker, our colleague and friend, has retired from the firm after 50 years of superlative service to clients and the legal community. But retirement won’t last long—Merker Mediation begins July 1, 2019.

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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

Lee's Summit, MO

By Appointment Only
200 NE Missouri Road Suite 224
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

P: 816.251.4544

F: 913.888.1065

Kansas City, MO

By Appointment Only
2300 Main Street Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64108

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065