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

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

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