Practice Groups

Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

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Business Litigation

Business litigation requires a unique blend of business-specific knowledge and litigation experience. Wallace Saunders has both the knowledge and the experience to protect and move your business forward. Our Business Litigation attorneys handle litigation matters across a broad spectrum of professions and industries. 

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Corporate

The Wallace Saunders Corporate Practice group focuses on three primary areas: entity formation, operations guidance and assisting in the sale of your business.

Accurate entity formation can have a major impact on your liability exposure as well as substantial tax consequences. It’s important to have appropriate control features in the establishing documents for your entity to ensure your ability to run your company in the manner you see fit.     

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Design Professionals

Architects, engineers, construction managers, licensed site professionals and their firms have long relied on the Design Professionals Group at Wallace Saunders for comprehensive legal services. Our experienced team can handle any legal need that may arise, including regulatory and professional liability claims, advice concerning professional liability insurance, and representation in fee and contractual disputes with clients. Our highly experienced trial lawyers have represented clients in jury and nonjury cases, in both state and federal courts across the country.    

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Healthcare

Quick advisers and zealous defenders for healthcare-based institutions and individuals, the Healthcare Group at Wallace Saunders offers something few healthcare groups can – all of our lawyers have been with the group for an average of 20 years. So you know you’re getting experienced healthcare counsel with long-standing client relationships.    

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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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Professional Liability

Most professionals regularly handle situations where they cannot guarantee specific results for their clients or patients. This makes them vulnerable to professional liability lawsuits. Choosing the right attorney to defend such lawsuits is critical. Additionally, the best defense against professional liability claims begins before a claim ever gets filed.

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Real Estate

Companies, municipalities, real estate developers and individuals have all called on Wallace Saunders for assistance with various types of commercial, residential, multifamily and land development projects.    

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Wills, Trusts and Estates

Preservation and protection. The premises are simple. Navigating them can be complex. At Wallace Saunders, we focus on details, turning every stone to preserve your hard-earned wealth. We protect you, your family and your business. To us, it’s more than a job – it’s a duty we take to heart.    

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Personal

Jon is an devoted family man who loves nothing more than cheering for his youngest daughter at her sporting events and giving standing ovations at his oldest daughter’s theater performances. He’s also active in the community, serving as Chairman of the Board for the Church of the Resurrection Foundation.

Outgoing Humorous Relatable

Education

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Recipient, Tax Law Certificate
  • The University of Kansas, B.S.E., Sports Management

Professional Practice

  • 2005-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2012-present: Partner
  • 2004: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
    • Legal Intern
  • Frequent presenter on topic of risk management for licensed professionals including architects, engineers, hospitals, dentists, and realtors
  • Presentations:
    • Pitfalls of Value EngineeringAmerican Institute of Architects, KC Chapter
    • Risk Management To Reduce Dental Liability, Local Dental Study Clubs
    • Commercial Real Estate From A to Z, National Business Institute
      • Easements and Other Servitudes
      • Legal Ethics in Commercial Real Estate Practice
    • How to Avoid Getting Sued, Local Real Estate Brokerages 

Professional Licensure

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

Professional Accomplishments

  • Top 40 under 40 Litigation lawyers in the State of Kansas, 2014
  • Secured favorable jury verdicts in the courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • Briefed and argued before the Kansas Supreme Court
  • Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award, 2005
      • Awarded by the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Law

Civic Activities

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
     - 2012-present: Member of Church Council
     - 2012-present: Chairman of the Foundation Board
     - 2010-present: Foundation Board of Directors

Community Foundation of Johnson County, a regional affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
     - 2013-present: Board of Directors

Kansas City Crusaders
     - 2014-present: Member 
     - Host organization for the Midwest Classic benefiting Children's Mercy

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA),2003-2005
     - Program Coordinator, 2005

Chambers of Commerce
     - Member, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
     - Member, Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Bar Associations
     - Johnson County Bar Association
     - Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
          - Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate 2006-2007
     - Kansas Bar Association
     - The Missouri Bar

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer

Kansas Alumni Association, Member

News + Events + Alerts

Primacy: Managing Expectations from the Beginning

Overland Park, KS (April 16, 2014) - Architects must take care to manage client expectations to avoid contract disputes and litigation.  A clear statement of the scope of work in the contract and mindful adherence to the scope of work are important risk management principles for design professionals.  

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Best in Business – Wichita Business Journal

Wichita, Kansas (April 2, 2014) – A business community will thrive when its leaders find ways to open new doors. Wallace Saunders wants to congratulate Envision for its inclusion as a 2014 Finalist in the Wichita Business Journal’s Best in Business program. This recognition validates Envision’s outcome-driven strategic plan. We wish Envision luck at the upcoming Best in Business Luncheon on April 17, 2014.

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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

901 St. Louis Street Suite 702
Springfield, MO 65806

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