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

Wallace Saunders Elects New Managing Partner

Kevin Weakley has been elected to serve as the new Managing Partner for Wallace Saunders Law Firm effective May 1, 2018. Mr. Weakley graduated with honors from Baker University in 1991, and has been in private practice since 1994, after he earned his law degree from the University of Kansas. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, and also before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Weakley is an active member of the Johnson County Bar Association and KCMBA. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury defense. Mr. Weakley succeeds Mark McKinzie who served as Managing Partner for nearly 20 years. Mr. McKinzie will return to the full time practice of law. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Corporate and Real Estate matters.

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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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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