Practice Groups

Criminal Litigation

Everyone knows someone who has encountered law enforcement. Criminal charges and investigations often bring anxiety and uncertainty to the accused and his or her family. For this reason, it is essential to promptly find an experienced partner who can guide you through the legal process. The attorneys of Wallace Saunders’ Criminal Litigation Group are here to help. We provide our clients with the clarity needed to understand the criminal law processes and protect our clients by finding the best solutions based on their needs.    

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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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Personal

Kevin enjoys having a good time outdoors playing golf, water sports and shooting sporting clays.

Outgoing Creative Compassionate

Education

  • The University of Kansas Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Baker University, B.A., History and Spanish
    • cum laude

Professional Practice

  • 2001-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2006-present: Partner
    • 2001-2006: Of Counsel
  • 1994-2001: Sharp, McQueen, McKinley, Dreiling & Tate, P.A.
    • Shareholder and Director

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
  • 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 Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eighth circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Accomplishments

  • Was awarded the “Rising Stars” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® for 2008
  • Guest speaker on the topic of business entities for the V Wealth Management-Metcalf Partners Radio Show which airs Saturday mornings in Kansas City on ESPN Radio 99.3 FM and AM 1510

Civic Activities

  • Alumni Board for the Beta Tau Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Baker University
  • Ducks Unlimited

News + Events + Alerts

Arising out of Employment Simplified: Atkins v. Webcon

On Friday, June 8, 2018, the Kansas Supreme Court decided Atkins v. Webcon and signaled an important change for determining whether accidents that occur while workers are out of town for employment-related purposes are compensable.

The relevant facts of the case are that the claimant and others were required to travel and stay in Enid, Oklahoma on a construction project. They took a company vehicle and their accommodations were provided by the employer. The hotel in which claimant and other co-workers were staying, though, was without a hotel bar. Claimant ventured across the street and went to a hotel that did have a hotel bar. He stayed until past two in the morning before attempting to cross the street to his hotel. Unfortunately, he was struck by a car driven by an intoxicated driver and sustained severe injuries.

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AMA Guides, 6th Edition Found to be Unconstitutional as Applied to Pardo

Kansas Court of Appeals Rules the 6th Edition of The AMA Guides is Unconstitutional as to Francisco Pardo

On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Kansas Court of Appeals published its decision in Francisco Pardo v. UPS. This case had been the subject of great scrutiny, as the issues raised challenged the very constitutionality of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.

Mr. Pardo suffered a rotator cuff injury in 2013 in a work-related accident. In March 2015, he injured the same shoulder in a separate work-related accident. The second injury was not related to the first injury and involved a different part of the rotator cuff than was previously injured.

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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

Kansas City, MO

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

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065