Practice Groups

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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Professional Liability

Most professionals regularly handle situations where they cannot guarantee specific results for their clients or patients. This makes them vulnerable to professional liability lawsuits. Choosing the right attorney to defend such lawsuits is critical. Additionally, the best defense against professional liability claims begins before a claim ever gets filed.

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Personal

Mark doesn’t know how to slow down. He’s always on the go with his family, including his two children. He likes to unwind by reading a good book, getting caught up in politics, and taking in new films. In fact, Mark once worked as the director of photography and cameraman for a local independent filmmaker.

Modish Dependable Astute

Education

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Dean’s list every semester
    • Graduated magna cum laude
    • Law Review staff member 2009-2010
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, B.A., Political Science and History
    • Dean’s list every semester
    • Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity, Vice President

Professional Practice

  • 2010 - present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2018 - present: Partner
    • 2011 - 2017: Associate
    • 2010: Law Clerk
  • 2010 - 2011: Hunter & Nance, LLC
  • 2000 - 2008: Farmers Insurance
    • Project manager and supervisor with National Property Claims Center
    • Storm Coordinator, National Catastrophe Team

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • Graduated top 10 percent, magna cum laude
  • Received CALI award, Deferred Compensation
  • Received CALI award, Estates and Trusts
  • Received CALI award, Mediation
  • UMKC Law Review Staff Member

Civic Activities

  • 2009-2011: Willow Springs Homeowners Association President
  • 2009-2011: Willow Springs Homeowners Association Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board

News + Events + Alerts

Preston and Confer join Firm.

Michael Preston and Christopher Confer—lawyers with deep experience in the law of transportation and trucking—have become of Counsel to Wallace Saunders. Says managing partner, Kevin Weakley: “Mike and Chris are immensely talented lawyers, who already have a track record of success for clients and will further expand the firm’s strength across the Midwest.”

Beyond representing railroads and commercial motor carriers, Preston and Confer will also handle other hefty civil litigation, including the defense of matters involving professional liability and product liability among other things.

“When you get to know Mike and Chris like we do, you’ll be glad they are Partners with you,” added Weakley.

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Wallace Saunders Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

For over fifty-five years, Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy —“Partners with you,” hasn’t changed. Today, Wallace Saunders is proud to say that it is regionally ranked in 6 practice areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, and with this elite designation comes a renewed commitment to be the diverse and inclusive law firm that our clients can count on for years to come. We offer a no-nonsense approach to handling business transactions, civil litigation, and worker’s compensation defense to our corporate, insurance and individual clients. We build client relationships that reflect our Midwest values, and our collaborative, respectful approach attracts and retains the kind of legal talent you want to have on your side. From the boardroom to the courtroom, we leverage our deep industry knowledge and experience to help identify the issues up front, in order to secure the best possible outcome.

To talk with one of our Best Lawyers® or learn more about how we can help you, please call one of our 5 offices or visit us here:

https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/wallace-saunders-chartered/overview/6417

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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