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

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

Education

  • 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
  • ASPCA

News + Events + Alerts

Kansas Increases Minimum PD Liability Limits, Requires Future Studies

The Governor recently approved H.B. 2446, increasing the required minimum motor vehicle insurance liability limit for property damage. Effective January 1, 2017, every policy of motor vehicle liability insurance issued or renewed in Kansas must contain stated limits of liability, exclusive of interest and costs, not less than $25,000 because of harm to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.

This new law also requires, beginning in 2026 and not less than every 10 years afterwards, a legislative interim study committee to study the issue whether the minimum per person-per accident limits of liability for bodily injury or death should be adjusted.

Whether you’re confronted with a personal auto liability matter, or a complex commercial auto or common carrier claim, John Ross and the trucking and transportation practice group are here for you.

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Transportation + Employment + Product Liability Practice Groups Expand

Sparked by recent business trends, we’re pleased to announce the addition of five lawyers:

Jason Janoski—formerly with an LA-based Am Law 50 law firm—joins the Wallace Saunders employment law practice group in Wichita

Tad Kardis and Kelvin Fisher bring 30 years of combined experience to the firm’s transportation and trucking practice group in Overland Park.

And if your matter involves products liability or requires deep litigation experience, you can count on Katie O’Shea and Russ Peterson to handle your needs throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

Contact any one of these or our nearly 50 other lawyers today, and let us show you how Wallace Saunders can “Partner with You.”

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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