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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Insurance

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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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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Transportation and Trucking

When it comes to trucking and transportation, our attorneys are with you from the start, emphasizing early response to losses. Our trucking and transportation attorneys are on call 24/7 to respond to serious accidents and emergencies by visiting accident scenes to gather and preserve evidence. This helps lay the groundwork for a careful investigation and vigorous claim defense. We have an established emergency response protocol, and will work with a team of accident reconstructionists, field investigators, and criminal defense attorneys, when needed, to immediately respond to trucking and other transportation accidents and emergencies.

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Personal

Kelvin enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheri, and their three sons. He likes reading and working on his family tree.

Focused Collegial Analytical

Education

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2004
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, B.A. Psychology, 2000

Professional Practice

  • 2016 – present: Wallace Saunders
    • Of Counsel
  • 2015 – 2016: Peterson & Associates, P.C.
    • Trial Attorney
  • 2011 – 2015: Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, P.C.
    • Associate
  • 2008 – 2011: South & Associates, P.C.
    • Associate
  • 2007 – 2008: Law Office of Kelvin J. Fisher
    • Trial Attorney
  • 2005 – 2007: Schmitt, Manz, Swanson, & Mulhern, P.C.
    • Associate

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • District Court for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbel
  • National Black Lawyer’s – Top 100
  • Named a 2011 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly
  • Awarded the “Rising Star” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers for the years 2013 - 2016
  • Missouri Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2011 – 2015

Civic Activities

  • DRI
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Missouri Bar Disciplinary Committee, Region IV, 2014 - Present
  • Board Member, Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity, 2016 – Present
  • Board Member, Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders, 2011 - 2016
  • Member, City of Independence Missouri Planning Commission, 2011 - 2014

News + Events + Alerts

Wallace Saunders joins the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and participates in the Sixth Annual LCLD Summit

The Sixth Annual Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Summit was held June 24-25 at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass. Kevin Weakley, Managing Partner, attended this event, which included industry leading speakers and group breakout sessions with other legal professionals. 

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Eric Van Beber to present at Harmonie Group's 2019 Construction, NextGen, and Transportation Seminar

Eric Van Beber will speak at the Harmonie Group’s 2019 Construction, NextGen & Transportation Seminar in Oak Brook, IL on Thursday, July 18. He will present on the topic of “Waiver of Subrogation in Construction Contracts” at 10:10 a.m. For more information, please visit https://www.harmonie.org/seminar-2019.

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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

Kansas City, MO

By Appointment Only
2300 Main Street Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64108

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065