Practice Groups

Employment

The ever-changing landscape of human resources law is dizzying. It can be difficult for any HR team or business owner to keep pace. Whether your HR department is small, large or transitioning, the Employment Practice Group at Wallace Saunders works in tight cooperation with you. We take pride in partnership, collaborating closely to provide legal representation and counsel in a capacity that best serves your needs.    

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Insurance

Insurance issues can escalate from simple to complex quickly, and you need attorneys able to handle it all. With Wallace Saunders, you can rest assured the attorneys in our Insurance Practice Group have a command of insurance law and litigation. In fact, the firm was founded more than 50 years ago with insurance at the core of our practice.

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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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Transportation and Trucking

When it comes to trucking and transportation, our attorneys are with you from the start, emphasizing early response to losses. Our trucking and transportation attorneys are on call 24/7 to respond to serious accidents and emergencies by visiting accident scenes to gather and preserve evidence. This helps lay the groundwork for a careful investigation and vigorous claim defense. We have an established emergency response protocol, and will work with a team of accident reconstructionists, field investigators, and criminal defense attorneys, when needed, to immediately respond to trucking and other transportation accidents and emergencies.

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Personal

When not in the office, Cara focuses her time on her family, the community and trying to find a good book. She enjoys outdoor activities and taking photos, mostly of her three little boys.

Reliable Determined Assertive

Education

  • University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Board of Advocates Moot Court - Top Oralist, 2005
    • Board of Advocate Moot Court - Finalist, 2004
    • Board of Advocates Moot Court, 2003
  • Drury University, B.A., Psychology and Speech Communication with Honors
    • Graduated cum laude
    • Mortar Board Honor Society

Professional Practice

  • 2006-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2013-present: Partner

 

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Missouri and Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • 2015 Lon O. Hocker Award recipient
  • Argued before the Southern District Court of appeals, en banc
  • Successfully handled jury trials and bench trials in multiple jurisdictions throughout Missouri
  • Awarded the “Rising Stars” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® for 2014, 2015 and 2016

     

    Civic Activities

    • Board of Directors, Redeemer Nixa Preschool
    • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Active member, Redeemer Lutheran Church
    • Member, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club
    • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
    • Member, Friends of the Zoo
    • Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

    News + Events + Alerts

    Firm Recognized as 50 Year Charter Member of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

    Four years before the Chamber was established, K.B. Wallace entered law practice with Frank Saunders, Jr., occupying a small office above the John Francis Restaurant in downtown Overland Park. They represented six insurance companies in Johnson County and went into competition with 141 active Johnson County attorneys.

    Over the years, the firm evolved into Walllace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chartered. Today, it is simply Wallace Saunders with offices in Overland Park, Kansas City, Wichita and Springfield, Mo.

    Saunders was a Chamber Chairman in 1977. Managing Partner Mark McKinzie was Chamber Chairman in 1997 and he continues to lead the Chamber Foundation.

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    Insurance Practice Group presents continuing education seminar

    Claims involving incendiary fire and fraud, as well as third-party bad faith are some of today’s hottest topics in the insurance industry. IPG partners Mike Brown and Nathan Dulle are approved to provide continuing education and have recently provided CE for claims professionals, including presentations on fire origin and cause reports, recorded statements, EUOs, policyholder claims predicated on alleged ”bad faith”, and strategies for minimizing the risk of a “bad faith” set-up. Click here to contact Mike, Nathan or another member of our IPG group—they’d welcome an opportunity to Partner with You.

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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

    Kansas City, MO

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

    P: 816.448.3154

    F: 913.888.1065