Our People | Healthcare

Richard T. Merker

Richard Merker is a pillar of Wallace Saunders. Having practiced law in Missouri and Kansas for more than 42 years, you couldn’t ask for a better attorney to have in your corner. Richard’s focus is on civil litigation with an emphasis on medical and dental professional liability, products liability, complex insurance issues and damage to credit standing matters. Always hungry for more knowledge and experience, he is a member of the Litigation, Insurance, Professional Liability, Product Liability and Healthcare Practice Groups.

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Practice Areas | Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

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Schwartz Named Partner

Wallace Saunders is pleased  to announce that Aaron E. Schwartz has been promoted to Partner.

After completing a two year clerkship with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Aaron began practicing law with Wallace Saunders as an associate attorney in 2009.  His clients can expect more than mere skill in the mechanics of litigation from Aaron. His clients are accustomed to a level of written scholarship, empathy, and advocacy specifically directed to their needs.

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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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Overland Park, KS

10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

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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