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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D’Ambra is always on the go. She loves to travel and see the world. She’s also a fitness buff and yoga enthusiast. Her ideal vacation combines both.

Outgoing Dependable Organized


  • Washburn University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Washburn University, B.A., Economics

Professional Practice

  • 1990-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 1996-present: Partner
    • Past Chairperson, Workers’ Compensation Practice Group
    • Member, Compensation Committee
    • Past member, Management Committee

Professional Licensure

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

Professional Accomplishments

  • Awarded the “Super Lawyers” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® for 2005
  • Frequent speaker on Kansas and Missouri workers compensation issues

Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, YMCA Challenger Program
  • Friends of the Kansas City Zoo
  • Frequent Contributor to Greater Kansas City Humane Society
  • Great Plains SPCA
  • Head for the Cure
  • Bishop Sullivan Project Elder Cool
  • Women’s Employment Network
  • Human Rights Campaign

News + Events + Alerts

Michael J. Dutton (1951-2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and partner, Michael Dutton. Mr. Dutton’s career with Wallace Saunders spanned over 30 years. Among his many contributions to the firm and his profession, Mr. Dutton tried over 100 jury trials to verdict and either argued or was on the brief in dozens of appeals.

More importantly, Mr. Dutton was a mentor to countless lawyers, giving them professional guidance and encouragement in his inimitable steady and humble way. All who worked with Mr. Dutton, whether inside or outside the firm, doubtless benefitted from the experience. He will be sorely missed.

In Mr. Dutton’s memory, the firm suggests a contribution to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City——or another charitable organization of your choice.

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$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor

Interested in protecting the dollars and cents your firm works so hard to earn? Then, read “$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor” presented by our Design Professionals Practice Group. We will share with you the risk management of “actual” contract provisions we often encounter. We think many of the contract provisions we will explore will leave you, as they did us, perplexed, dumbfounded and/or scratching your collective heads as to the purpose of the contract provision and/or the effect of the contract provision. Our goal with “$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor” is to help identify contract provisions that can reduce your firm’s bottom-line, offer ways to protect your firm’s pocketbook and, most of all, provide some thought-provoking and hopefully entertaining content. So, without further ado, here is this edition of “$urefire Po₵ket Prote₵tor”.

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Overland Park, KS 66212

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Wichita, KS

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Wichita, KS 67202

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Springfield, MO

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Springfield, MO 65806

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Kansas City, MO 64108

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