Practice Groups

Construction and Design

The world of construction is comprehensive, collaborative and highly detailed. The same can be said of our approach to construction law. Legal regulations, city and state codes, federal guidelines, environmental issues – there’s a litany of laws and parameters that seems never-ending.

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Insurance issues can escalate from simple to complex quickly, and you need attorneys able to handle it all. With Wallace Saunders, you can rest assured the attorneys in our Insurance Practice Group have a command of insurance law and litigation. In fact, the firm was founded more than 50 years ago with insurance at the core of our practice.

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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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Katy speaks Spanish and shares her love of language with anyone within earshot. To unwind, Katy enjoys running, going to the Kansas City Zoo, or watching episodes of The Office or Seinfeld.

Creative Meticulous Inquisitive


  • The University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. Spanish, Minor Business Administration, 2012
  • The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2019 (Dean’s List every semester)

Professional Practice

  • Wallace Saunders
    • Associate - 2019
    • Law Clerk - 2018
  • Office of the Missouri Attorney General
    • Intern
  • McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, P.C.
    • Law Clerk

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2019

Professional Accomplishments

  • Captain, Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition Team, Washington DC
  • Member, The Order of the Barristers –Top 10 oral advocates
  • Law School Class Superlative Award for “Most Likely to Make a Judge Laugh"

Civic Activities

  • The Kansas Bar Association
  • The Johnson County Bar Association
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas City Zoo, Friends of the Zoo Member
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Member

News + Events + Alerts

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Eight Wallace Saunders Attorneys

Together with Thomson Reuters—a global analyst of legal talent—we congratulate eight of our lawyers selected for inclusion in 2019 Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers: James Sanders, Brian Boos, Tim Finnerty, Schalie Johnson, Bryan Kelly, Rod Richardson, Mark Ware, and Ryan Weltz. We especially recognize Mr. Sanders, Mr. Finnerty, and Mr. Richardson, each of whom has received this honor for 10 or more consecutive years.

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Wallace Saunders Honors KC’s Best at the AIA Design Excellence Awards #DEKC2019

Wallace Saunders attorneys Mike Brown and Bryan Kelly recently attended the AIA Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri. Wallace Saunders is an AIA Cornerstone Partner, and our attorneys represent architects, engineers, and other design professionals from the corporate formation process, through contracts and project planning, and in any litigation which may arise in the construction and design fields. We were delighted to celebrate the best the Kansas City area design community had to offer in 2019, in categories spanning interior design, engineering, and architecture projects in commercial, public, and residential spaces.

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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