Practice Groups

Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

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Business Litigation

Business litigation requires a unique blend of business-specific knowledge and litigation experience. Wallace Saunders has both the knowledge and the experience to protect and move your business forward. Our Business Litigation attorneys handle litigation matters across a broad spectrum of professions and industries. 

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The Wallace Saunders Corporate Practice group focuses on three primary areas: entity formation, operations guidance and contracts.

Accurate entity formation can have a major impact on your liability exposure as well as substantial tax consequences. It’s important to have appropriate control features in the establishing documents for your entity to ensure your ability to run your company in the manner you see fit.

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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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Product Liability

Understanding the nuances of Product Liability law and the significant exposure for clients involved in product litigation is a service not every firm can offer. Our experience representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers gives you the advantage of leveraging strategic planning with trial skills in this complex and dynamic area of law.     

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In support of his children’s varied sports teams, he has formed and advised 3 separate non-profit groups.

Intelligent Creative Pragmatic


  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, JD with distinction, top 5%
    • Law Review
    • Clerk, United States District Court Judge Nannette K. Laughrey
  • Georgetown University School of Business, BSBA Finance, summa cum laude
    • Business Manager, News Editor, Georgetown Voice Newspaper
    • Semester abroad for International Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Intern for Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole

Professional Practice

  • Wallace Saunders
    • Partner
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
    • Member
    • Associate

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas; US District Court of Kansas
  • Missouri; US District Court for the Western District of Missouri; US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • Recent Decisions:
    • Sabol v. Bracco Diagnostics, Inc., 439 F.Supp.3d 131 (S.D.N.Y. 2020)
    • State of Missouri ex rel. Schmitt v. Zill, Inc. (No. 1516-CV-16811), (Jackson County, Jan. 17, 2019), aff’d, 603 S.W.3d. 327 (Mo.App.WD 2020)
    • Brooks et al v. mentor Worldwide, LLC (No. 2:19-CV-2088), 2019 WL 4628264 (D.Kan. September 23, 2019), aff’d, 985 F.3d 1272 (10th Cir. 2021)
    • Corel Corp. v. Ferrellgas Partners, LP, 633 S.W.3d 849 (Mo.App.E.D. 2021)
    • Scott v. Equifax et al., (No. 2:20-cv-02516), 2021 WL 4099007, (D.Kan. July 23, 2021)
    • Davis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. (No. 2:20-cv-02635), 2022 WL 1566117 (D.Kan. May 18, 2022)

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • FINRA Arbitrator
  • USDC Western District of Missouri Mediator

News + Events + Alerts

Kansas Court of Appeals Decision

The Kansas Court of Appeals issued a published decision on March 18, 2022, in favor of our client, in Turner v. Pleasant Acres, No. 123,552, distinguishing federal case law that had been in place since 1981. The Court of Appeals held that, despite the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s opinion in Knight v. Insurance Company of North America, 647 F.2d 127 (10th Cir. 1981), the Kansas Workers Compensation Act, specifically K.S.A. §44-504(b), does not distinguish between the types of recovery to which a workers compensation lien attaches. Our client was thus granted a subrogation lien where one would have previously been denied, involving uninsured motorist benefits. This clears the way for Respondents to successfully assert statutory liens against settlements and judgments where a plaintiff/claimant attempts to recover duplicate damages through an uninsured motorist action and a workers compensation claim.

Congratulations to Tim Emerson in our Wichita office for his success on behalf of the client.

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Wallace Saunders and ACLU obtain parole decision for Bobby Bostic

Wallace Saunders, together with the ACLU, provided pro bono services to Bobby Bostic and obtained a decision from the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole granting Bostic parole. Bostic had been sentenced to 241 years in prison for a robbery which he committed as a minor at the age of 16. At his sentencing, the Court advised Bostic that he would “die in the Department of Corrections.” Bostic has served 26 years of that sentence before this week’s decision.

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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

Topeka, KS

By Appointment Only
2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

Pittsburg, KS

By Appointment Only
402 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

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