Practice Groups

Workers' Compensation

Backed by 50 years of successfully defending the largest insurance companies in the country, the Workers’ Compensation Group at Wallace Saunders prides itself on personal service – when you hire a partner in the group, you get that partner. And you get a no-nonsense approach to defending employers in the area of workers’ compensation.

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Personal

If you ever want to make Chris’ day, get him some barbecue. Then smother it with a thick layer of Pittsburg State athletics. The guy will be in heaven.

Tenacious Committed Helpful

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Best Brief, Chase National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
  • Pittsburg State University, B.A., Political Science
    • Graduated cum laude

Professional Practice

  • 1995-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2002-present: Partner
  • Kansas Insurance Department, Workers’ Compensation Fund

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • Federal District of Kansas
  • Western District of Missouri

 

Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully defended workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers from administrative hearings through appellate review.
  • Frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues, including presentation at continuing education seminars
    • Annual Attorney Seminar for Accident Fund Insurance Company, 2008
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association 15th Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2009
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Annual Workers' Compensation Institute, 2010
    • 37th Annual Kansas Division of Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2011

Civic Activities

  • Extracurricular activities and sports of his three children

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