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
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for litigation -- personal injury defense for the year 2019 

Civic Activities

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

News + Events + Alerts

Bryan Kelly accepted into AIA Kansas City’s Pillar’s Leadership Program

Bryan is the second attorney from Wallace Saunders to be accepted into this prestigious leadership program. Bryan is an important member of Wallace Saunders’ Design Professional and Construction Groups.

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Kevin Johnson named Missouri Bar's Chair of the Workers' Compensation Law Committee

Congratulations to our Law Partner, Kevin Johnson, on being named Chair of the Workers' Compensation Law Committee for the Missouri Bar! 

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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