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.

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Current Openings

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 rd@wallacesaunders.com for initial consideration:

• Resume / CV
• Cover Letter
• Law School Transcript &
• References

Civil Litigation Lateral Attorney


Wallace Saunders is seeking an experienced attorney to join our civil litigation team. This full-time position requires a candidate with a Kansas and Missouri Bar License and, preferably, at least 10 years of experience. Applicant must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and collaboratively with other civil litigation team members and staff.

Desired characteristics:

• Kansas Bar License required;
• Missouri Bar License required;
• 10 years or more litigation experience preferred;
• Dependable, reliable, confident;
• Strong work ethic;
• Dedication to client confidentiality;
• Attention to detail;
• Effective computer skills;
• Superior 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 rd@wallacesaunders.com for initial consideration:

• Resume / CV
• Cover Letter
• Law School Transcript &
• References

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News + Events + Alerts

Railroad Liability Conference

Wallace Saunders attorneys Tom Hayes, Chris Confer, and Stephanie Blaylock recently attended the 27th Annual Railroad Liability Conference, which is put on by America’s leading short line railroads. This year’s conference was held in St. Louis, Missouri and was long awaited, as it was the first time the conference has taken place since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of their significant experience in railroad litigation, the above Wallace Saunders attorneys were asked to present at the conference with Asim S. Raza (Chief Legal Officer, Director of Corporate Affairs – Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis), Onna Houck (General Counsel – Iowa Interstate Railroad), and Kristin Bevil (General Counsel – Pioneer Lines) on the topic: “On Site Counsel – Lessons Learned.”

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

P: 816.251.4544

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Overland Park, KS

10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

P: 913.888.1000

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Pittsburg, KS

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Pittsburg, KS 66762

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Springfield, MO

844 E. Primrose Street
Springfield, MO 65807

P: 417.866.2300

F: 417.866.2444

Topeka, KS

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2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

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

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