Practice Groups

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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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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Product Liability

Understanding the nuances of Product Liability law and the significant exposure for clients involved in product litigation is a service not every firm can offer. Our experience representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers gives you the advantage of leveraging strategic planning with trial skills in this complex and dynamic area of law.     

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Education

  • University of Kansas Law School, Juris Doctorate
  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Social Welfare, with distinction

Professional Practice

  • 2021 - Present: Wallace Saunders
  • 2000 - 2020: Polsinelli, partner
  • 1994 - 2000: Gilliland & Hayes, partner
  • 1986 - 1994: Hosking, King, McGannon & Hahn, associate/partner

Professional Licensure

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas, Missouri and Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Trained Mediator
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Certified
  • Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) Certified
  • Successful jury and bench trials throughout the country in state and federal court

Civic Activities

  • Frequent speaker and writer on risk management issues for manufacturers, labeling and product safety.
  • American Bar Association, Litigation & Business Section and Products Liability Section
  • Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program (KLAP)
  • Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program (MOLAP)
  • Skywalk Memorial Foundation, Legal Advisor and Director
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU

News + Events + Alerts

Wallace Saunders and ACLU obtain parole decision for Bobby Bostic

Wallace Saunders, together with the ACLU, provided pro bono services to Bobby Bostic and obtained a decision from the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole granting Bostic parole. Bostic had been sentenced to 241 years in prison for a robbery which he committed as a minor at the age of 16. At his sentencing, the Court advised Bostic that he would “die in the Department of Corrections.” Bostic has served 26 years of that sentence before this week’s decision.

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Firm Welcomes Prominent Trial Lawyer

Healthcare and Professional Liability Practice Group

Wallace Saunders announces the addition of Diane Waters—a well-known medical malpractice defense lawyer—to lead its practice group focusing on Healthcare and Medical Negligence Defense. Diane joined the firm on August 2, 2021, along with top-notch associate, Connor J. Pace. The highly sought-after skill set they provide to healthcare providers will complement the firm’s Professional Liability Defense Practice Group, which serves numerous professionals with high-stakes litigation and regulatory counseling.

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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

Topeka, KS

By Appointment Only
2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

Pittsburg, KS

By Appointment Only
402 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

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