Practice Groups


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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John and his wife have two daughters. John is first and foremost a Jayhawks fan, and also spends time rooting for the Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC.

Accessible Knowledgeable Dependable


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Kansas, B.A., Political Science and International Studies

Professional Practice

  • 2023 – Present: Wallace Saunders
    • Of Counsel
  • 2015 – 2022: Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
    • Partner (2018 – 2022)
    • Of Counsel (2015 – 2017)
  • 2011 – 2015: Coates & Logan
    • Partner
  • 2010 – 2011: Lathrop & Gage
    • Associate
  • 2007 – 2010: Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
    • Associate
  • 2005 – 2007: Coates & Logan
    • Associate

Professional Licensure

  • State of Kansas
  • State of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Selected as a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2012 – 2019)

Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Kansas Music Hall of Fame

News + Events + Alerts

Attorneys Chris Confer and Stephanie Blaylock return to present at AAR “Claims School”

The American Association of Railroads (“AAR”) recently held its annual “Claims School” – a training and education opportunity the AAR provides to claims representatives of various railroads. Last year, Mr. Confer and Ms. Blaylock presented at the Claims School, and because that presentation was so successful, the AAR invited Mr. Confer and Ms. Blaylock to give this presentation again to a new group of attendees.

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Greg Bentz makes presentation at the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Greg Bentz made a presentation at the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on April 23rd, 2023. The presentation was jointly made by Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, The President and CEO of the Joint Commission, and Mr. Bentz. The topic was “Revitalize Your Board’s Focus on Quality and Patient Safety.”

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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

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

P: 816.251.4544

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Topeka, KS

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2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

Pittsburg, KS

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402 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

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