Law Students

At Wallace Saunders we strive to give our summer associates a varied experience in litigation, workers compensation, and business law depending on the law student’s interests and our future needs.  In addition to legal research and writing we allow our summer associates to gain meaningful exposure to the legal profession.  A typical summer at Wallace Saunders includes attendance at mediations, depositions, hearings, and if schedules permit, attendance at trial.  In addition to the work, social events are planned to allow both members of the firm and the summer associates to get to know each other and allow the summer associates to understand the culture of Wallace Saunders.

Wallace Saunders seeks summer associates with strong academic credentials and superior written and oral communication skills, as well as a good sense of humor.  A candidate's prior work experiences and extracurricular interests are also considered.  We seek candidates with the ability, character, judgment, personality, energy and commitment to develop into wise counselors, effective advocates and valued colleagues.

Thank you for your interest in Wallace Saunders summer associate program.  Our on-campus interview schedule for the upcoming year occurs during late August and September.  It consists of both initial on-campus interviews and a series of call back interviews at our office.

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New Attorney And Lateral Careers

Whether you are a new attorney, an associate with varied experience, or a partner, Wallace Saunders offers you the ability to enter our training and professional development program that is equal to your needs.  Our support staff allows you to free up your time to handle what matters, the legal needs of your clients.  Highly driven and entrepreneurial‎ attorneys will find themselves in front of clients quicker and handling the day-to-day activities for clients directly.  If you are an established attorney and seek to be part of a firm that offers you the infrastructure to succeed, let us know. 

Beyond your academic background and career credentials we look for attorneys that understand the need for a balance between working and contributing to your family and the community through civic and professional organizations.  We want to ensure each of our attorneys finds the balance that works for them.   

Thank you for your interest in a career with Wallace Saunders, our current openings are noted below.  If you are interested in a position listed, or would like to be considered for a future opening, please provide your resume and supporting materials via email.

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Professional Staff

Our professional staff is an asset to Wallace Saunders. We employ administrative and support personnel to assist our lawyers, in all of our offices.

Thank you for your interest in a career with Wallace Saunders, our current openings are noted below.  If you are interested in a position listed, or would like to be considered for a future opening, please complete our online application.

No openings at this time.

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Current Openings

Business Practice Group Attorney - Overland Park Location

We are seeking an experienced attorney to join our business practice group. The business practice areas of emphasis are: contracts, legal formation, estate planning, wills, trusts, real estate, banking, bankruptcy, tax, corporate & employment. This full-time position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in business practice. Applicant must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and collaboratively with other business practice team members and staff.

Desired characteristics:
• Kansas Bar License required;
• Missouri Bar License in addition a plus;
• 3 years or more business practice experience required;
• Dependable, reliable, confident;
• Strong work ethic;
• Dedication to client confidentiality;
• Attention to detail;
• Good computer skills;
• Good organizational skills;
• Experience with legal research;
• Strong communication skills.

Firm offers a package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with applicable experience.

Interested parties should submit the following documents to kkolterman@wallacesaunders.com for initial consideration:
• Resume / CV
• Cover Letter
• Law School Transcript &
• References

Worker’s Compensation Lateral Attorney

An established Johnson County, Kansas law firm is seeking an experienced attorney to join their worker’s compensation group. This position would focus on defending employers and insurance carriers in worker’s compensation actions in Kansas and Missouri. Ideally, candidates would have an established book of business. This full-time position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in worker’s compensation practice. Applicant must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and collaboratively with other worker’s compensation team members and staff.

Desired characteristics:
• Kansas Bar License required;
• Missouri Bar License in addition a plus;
• 5 years or more worker’s compensation experience required;
• Portable book of established clients;
• Dependable, reliable, confident;
• Strong work ethic;
• Dedication to client confidentiality;
• Attention to detail;
• Good computer skills;
• Good organizational skills;
• Experience with legal research;
• Strong communication skills.

Firm offers a package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with applicable experience.

Interested parties should submit the following documents to kkolterman@wallacesaunders.com for initial consideration:
• Resume / CV
• Cover Letter
• Law School Transcript &
• References

Litigation Attorney

An established Johnson County, Kansas law firm is seeking an experienced attorney to join their litigation team. This full-time position requires a candidate with a Kansas and Missouri Bar License and, preferably, at least 5 years of experience. Applicant must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and collaboratively with other litigation team members and staff.

Desired characteristics:
• Kansas Bar License required;
• Missouri Bar License required;
• 5 years or more litigation experience preferred;
• Dependable, reliable, confident;
• Strong work ethic;
• Dedication to client confidentiality;
• Attention to detail;
• Good computer skills;
• Good organizational skills;
• Experience with legal research;
• Strong communication skills.

Firm offers a package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with applicable experience.

Interested parties should submit the following documents to kkolterman@wallacesaunders.com for initial consideration:
• Resume / CV
• Cover Letter
• Law School Transcript &
• References

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News + Events + Alerts

Preston and Confer join Firm.

Michael Preston and Christopher Confer—lawyers with deep experience in the law of transportation and trucking—have become of Counsel to Wallace Saunders. Says managing partner, Kevin Weakley: “Mike and Chris are immensely talented lawyers, who already have a track record of success for clients and will further expand the firm’s strength across the Midwest.”

Beyond representing railroads and commercial motor carriers, Preston and Confer will also handle other hefty civil litigation, including the defense of matters involving professional liability and product liability among other things.

“When you get to know Mike and Chris like we do, you’ll be glad they are Partners with you,” added Weakley.

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Wallace Saunders Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

For over fifty-five years, Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy —“Partners with you,” hasn’t changed. Today, Wallace Saunders is proud to say that it is regionally ranked in 6 practice areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, and with this elite designation comes a renewed commitment to be the diverse and inclusive law firm that our clients can count on for years to come. We offer a no-nonsense approach to handling business transactions, civil litigation, and worker’s compensation defense to our corporate, insurance and individual clients. We build client relationships that reflect our Midwest values, and our collaborative, respectful approach attracts and retains the kind of legal talent you want to have on your side. From the boardroom to the courtroom, we leverage our deep industry knowledge and experience to help identify the issues up front, in order to secure the best possible outcome.

To talk with one of our Best Lawyers® or learn more about how we can help you, please call one of our 5 offices or visit us here:

https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/wallace-saunders-chartered/overview/6417

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Locations

Kansas City, MO

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

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065

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

Overland Park, KS

10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

Springfield, MO

844 E. Primrose Street
Springfield, MO 65807

P: 417.866.2300

F: 417.866.2444

Wichita, KS

200 West Douglas Suite 400
Wichita, KS 67202

P: 316.269.2100

F: 316.269.2479