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 Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

Fifty-five years. That’s how long Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy—Partners with you—hasn’t changed and never will.

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 law firm, and lawyers, you can count on for years to come.

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2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers Magazine announced that ten attorneys from Wallace Saunders have been recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters organization, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. 

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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