Practice Groups

Employment

The ever-changing landscape of human resources law is dizzying. It can be difficult for any HR team or business owner to keep pace. Whether your HR department is small, large or transitioning, the Employment Practice Group at Wallace Saunders works in tight cooperation with you. We take pride in partnership, collaborating closely to provide legal representation and counsel in a capacity that best serves your needs.    

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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

Doug loves to get up and get going. A sailor of 45 years, he knows his way around a rigging. But he’s also a fan of the land, trading his dinghy in for a bicycle on occasion. In fact, just last summer he pedaled his way across the state of Kansas.

Compassionate Clever Consistent

Education

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • The University of Kansas, B.A. in Economics and Political Science

Professional Practice

  • 1991-present: Wallace Saunders
  • 1994-present: Partner
  • 1986-1991: McDonald, Tinker, Skaer, Quinn and Herrington, P.A.
    • Partner

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Professional Accomplishments

  • Testified before the Kansas Legislature relative to workers’ compensation
  • Frequent speaker on issues of workers’ compensation and employment law for continuing legal education seminars

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors and officer for Envision Inc.
  • Member, Boy Scouts of America, past Scout Master and committee member
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Self-Insurers Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Wichita Area Workers’ Compensation Task Force
  • Society of Human Resource Managers

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