Firm Welcomes Prominent Trial Lawyer

Healthcare and Professional Liability Practice Group

Wallace Saunders announces the addition of Diane Waters—a well-known medical malpractice defense lawyer—to lead its practice group focusing on Healthcare and Medical Negligence Defense. Diane joined the firm on August 2, 2021, along with top-notch associate, Connor J. Pace. The highly sought-after skill set they provide to healthcare providers will complement the firm’s Professional Liability Defense Practice Group, which serves numerous professionals with high-stakes litigation and regulatory counseling.

“This is a win-win for our clients. Over 50 years ago, Frank Saunders established this firm’s presence by providing quality legal services for medical professionals. Having represented these clients myself, Diane and I found that we are very like-minded in our approach to these matters, and felt we could capture synergies with her becoming a shareholder at Wallace Saunders,” stated the firm’s Managing Partner, Kevin Weakley. “It’s a great match and we are thrilled to have her with us!”

“We are delighted to have Diane and Connor join us,” said Professional Liability Practice group Chair, John Ross. “As a regional law firm well-known for professional liability litigation, Wallace Saunders can now take advantage of Diane’s stellar reputation and deep expertise in medical malpractice defense to broaden our firm’s portfolio of professional services. We’re excited to join forces with such high-caliber attorneys.”

“It’s a great move for me. Our synergy with Wallace Saunders means together we can provide pragmatic, results-oriented advice that helps our clients to move toward meeting their professional objectives,” said Waters. “Time is often a key factor when dealing with healthcare providers, and we believe that the resources Wallace Saunders brings will enable us to continue to be highly responsive to our clients.”

Waters earned her law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law and has been in private practice for over 25 years. Pace earned his law degree from the University of Denver in 2018.