Practice Groups

Insurance

Insurance issues can escalate from simple to complex quickly, and you need attorneys able to handle it all. With Wallace Saunders, you can rest assured the attorneys in our Insurance Practice Group have a command of insurance law and litigation. In fact, the firm was founded more than 50 years ago with insurance at the core of our practice.

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Litigation

Founded as a litigation firm in 1963, our attorneys carry on our tradition of substantial deposition and courtroom experience, with hands-on training that begins early in every attorney’s career. The litigation department is the largest practice area at Wallace Saunders, with more than half of our attorneys working under the Litigation Practice Area umbrella.

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Personal

Boisterous Clever Industrious

Education

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Central Missouri State, B.S.

Professional Practice

  • 1982-present: Wallace Saunders
  • 1987-present: Senior Partner

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Districts

Professional Accomplishments

  • Awarded the “Super Lawyers” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® consistently since 2008 through present date.

     

    Civic Activities

    • Frequent speaker at client and sponsored seminars on bad faith/excess and other first-party insurance claim issues.
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • The Missouri Bar Association
    • Johnson County Bar Association
      • Past Director
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

    News + Events + Alerts

    Preston and Confer join Firm.

    Michael Preston and Christopher Confer—lawyers with deep experience in the law of transportation and trucking—have become of Counsel to Wallace Saunders. Says managing partner, Kevin Weakley: “Mike and Chris are immensely talented lawyers, who already have a track record of success for clients and will further expand the firm’s strength across the Midwest.”

    Beyond representing railroads and commercial motor carriers, Preston and Confer will also handle other hefty civil litigation, including the defense of matters involving professional liability and product liability among other things.

    “When you get to know Mike and Chris like we do, you’ll be glad they are Partners with you,” added Weakley.

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    Wallace Saunders Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

    For over fifty-five years, Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy —“Partners with you,” hasn’t changed. Today, Wallace Saunders is proud to say that it is regionally ranked in 6 practice areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, and with this elite designation comes a renewed commitment to be the diverse and inclusive law firm that our clients can count on for years to come. We offer a no-nonsense approach to handling business transactions, civil litigation, and worker’s compensation defense to our corporate, insurance and individual clients. We build client relationships that reflect our Midwest values, and our collaborative, respectful approach attracts and retains the kind of legal talent you want to have on your side. From the boardroom to the courtroom, we leverage our deep industry knowledge and experience to help identify the issues up front, in order to secure the best possible outcome.

    To talk with one of our Best Lawyers® or learn more about how we can help you, please call one of our 5 offices or visit us here:

    https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/wallace-saunders-chartered/overview/6417

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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

    Lee's Summit, MO

    By Appointment Only
    200 NE Missouri Road Suite 224
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    P: 816.251.4544

    F: 913.888.1065

    Kansas City, MO

    By Appointment Only
    2300 Main Street Suite 900
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    P: 816.448.3154

    F: 913.888.1065