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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Personal

Kathy likes a good challenge outside the office too, whether that be sky-diving, zip-lining, or white water rafting.

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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

Popular local nightspot cleared in dispute over unpaid tab

After a weeklong jury trial, veteran trial lawyers Mike Brown and Alyssa Brockert delivered a hard-won victory for their client, a Westport club owner. Plaintiff claimed serious injury due to alleged wrongful detention after failing to pay his bill. The defense team showed that the injury was actually due to plaintiff resisting a lawful arrest. And the defense’s forensic analysis of plaintiff’s financial records established his failure to pay was no innocent mistake. The jury was out for 2 hours, and then exonerated defendants of all claims.

We handle serious claims involving the hospitality industry, protecting business owners against risk of reputational injury and potential asset loss.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 913-888-1000.

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Brian Boos Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

Brian Boos has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.

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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: 913.888.100

F: 913.888.1065

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Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity

Proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.