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

Missouri Expands Bad Faith Claims Against Primary Insurers

On December 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court rendered its decision in Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Addison Insurance Company, finding an excess insurer may pursue a claim against a primary insurer for bad faith refusal to settle under multiple theories of liability.

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Shook Joins Springfield Office

Wallace Saunders is pleased to announce the addition of Emily Shook as Of Counsel in our Springfield, Missouri office.   

Emily is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.  She joins the firm with practice experience in the areas of insurance defense and governmental liability litigation.   Emily has substantial federal civil litigation experience, and has won summary judgment and dismissal in several significant federal cases.  She has also worked on multiple complex litigation matters that involved constitutional issues, numerous parties and allegations of damages in the tens of millions.  She is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, with a concentration on insurance defense litigation.  

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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

901 St. Louis Street Suite 702
Springfield, MO 65806

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