Practice Groups

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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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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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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Personal

Christopher is an avid distance runner, voracious reader, and global traveler. He also loves being outdoors and is a self-proclaimed “craft beer nut” who is constantly on the lookout for new and interesting brews to try.

Intelligent Trustworthy Considerate

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law – Juris Doctor
    • KU Law Review – Staff Editor, Associate Editor, Co-Symposium Editor
    • Moot Court Council Member
    • PACE National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist
    • Douglas County Legal Aid Society Participant
    • Jayhawk Scholarship Recipient
  • Tiffin University – B.A., Government & National Security; Politics and Government
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team Member 2011-2013
    • 4 Time Team Academic All-American
    • 5 Time GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team Member
    • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Member
  • Clemson University – Mathematics Major and Aerospace Studies Minor
    • Dean’s List
    • Men’s Cross Country Team Member 2009
    • Air Force ROTC Cadet
    • Arnold Air Society Member

Professional Practice

  • 2016-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2017 – Present: Associate
    • 2016 – 2017: Law Clerk
  • Kansas Legal Services
    • 2015: Legal Intern
  • Johnson County District Court
    • 2015: Judicial Intern for the Hon. Judge James Vano

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Professional Accomplishments

  • Publications
    • Comment, The Chilling Effect of Campus Carry: How the Kansas Campus Carry Statute Impermissibly Infringes Upon the Academic Freedom of Individual Professors and Faculty Members, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 875 (2017).
  • CALI Award – Business Administration I

Civic Activities

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Tiffin Middle School Cross Country and Track & Field Coach: 2013 – 2014

News + Events + Alerts

Arising out of Employment Simplified: Atkins v. Webcon

On Friday, June 8, 2018, the Kansas Supreme Court decided Atkins v. Webcon and signaled an important change for determining whether accidents that occur while workers are out of town for employment-related purposes are compensable.

The relevant facts of the case are that the claimant and others were required to travel and stay in Enid, Oklahoma on a construction project. They took a company vehicle and their accommodations were provided by the employer. The hotel in which claimant and other co-workers were staying, though, was without a hotel bar. Claimant ventured across the street and went to a hotel that did have a hotel bar. He stayed until past two in the morning before attempting to cross the street to his hotel. Unfortunately, he was struck by a car driven by an intoxicated driver and sustained severe injuries.

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AMA Guides, 6th Edition Found to be Unconstitutional as Applied to Pardo

Kansas Court of Appeals Rules the 6th Edition of The AMA Guides is Unconstitutional as to Francisco Pardo

On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Kansas Court of Appeals published its decision in Francisco Pardo v. UPS. This case had been the subject of great scrutiny, as the issues raised challenged the very constitutionality of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.

Mr. Pardo suffered a rotator cuff injury in 2013 in a work-related accident. In March 2015, he injured the same shoulder in a separate work-related accident. The second injury was not related to the first injury and involved a different part of the rotator cuff than was previously injured.

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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