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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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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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

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Janoski loves forests and rivers. He, his wife Ellen, and their three children enjoy the Ozarks and the Shenandoah mountains the best. Mr. Janoski and his wife also love politics and would rather watch a good debate or election night returns than the Superbowl.

Leader Dependable Fair

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law: Juris Doctor
  • Pennsylvania State University: Bachelor of Arts, English

Professional Practice

  • January 2018 - Present: Wallace Saunders
    • Of Counsel
  • April 2017 - January 2018: King of Freight LLC
    • General counsel and Human Resources Director
  • December 2015 - April 2017: Wallace Saunders
    • Of Counsel
  • March 2015 - December 2015: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    • Associate
  • 2010 - March 2015: Kutak Rock LLP
    • Associate

Professional Licensure

  • State of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Professional Accomplishments

  • Frequent speaker on employment law issues for continuing legal education seminars
  • Contributing author for LexisNexis’s XpertHR Employment Law Manual

Civic Activities

  • U.S. Selective Service, Local Board Member

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