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

Jim is an avid sports fan. Whether in person or on the TV, he enjoys keeping up with his favorite sports teams. He also enjoys playing golf with friends when he can find time.

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Education

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

Professional Practice

  • 1982-present: Wallace Saunders
  • 1987-present: 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® for 2008-2010, 2013-2015
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

     

    Civic Activities

    • Frequent speaker at client and sponsored seminars on bad faith/excess and other first-party insurance claims
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Johnson County Bar Association
      • Past Director
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
      • Area Arson Task Force

    News + Events + Alerts

    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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    Insurance Practice Group presents continuing education seminar

    Claims involving incendiary fire and fraud, as well as third-party bad faith are some of today’s hottest topics in the insurance industry. IPG partners Mike Brown and Nathan Dulle are approved to provide continuing education and have recently provided CE for claims professionals, including presentations on fire origin and cause reports, recorded statements, EUOs, policyholder claims predicated on alleged ”bad faith”, and strategies for minimizing the risk of a “bad faith” set-up. Click here to contact Mike, Nathan or another member of our IPG group—they’d welcome an opportunity to Partner with You.

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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