Practice Groups

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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Employment

The ever-changing landscape of human resources law is dizzying. It can be difficult for any HR team or business owner to keep pace. Whether your HR department is small, large or transitioning, the Employment Practice Group at Wallace Saunders works in tight cooperation with you. We take pride in partnership, collaborating closely to provide legal representation and counsel in a capacity that best serves your needs.    

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Healthcare

Quick advisers and zealous defenders for healthcare-based institutions and individuals, the Healthcare Group at Wallace Saunders offers something few healthcare groups can – all of our lawyers have been with the group for an average of 20 years. So you know you’re getting experienced healthcare counsel with long-standing client relationships.    

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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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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

Mary, her husband and their numerous pets are on a quest to watch all 635 episodes of “Gunsmoke.” She enjoys working into conversation quotes from the show, along with quotes from Monty Phython films and the movie Spinal Tap.

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Education

  • Wichita State University Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science Administration of Justice
  • Washburn School of Law

Professional Practice

  • 2019 - Present: Wallace Saunders Of Counsel
  • 2008 - 2019: Law Office of Mary T. Malicoat, LLC
  • 1994 - 2008: Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher, LLC Partner
  • 1993 - 1994: Assistant Attorney General for the State of Kansas

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts in Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

Mary has assisted in presenting several cases to the US Supreme Court and Kansas Supreme Court.
She is the Author of the Kansas Mechanic’s Lien section of The Credit Manager’s Survival Kit.

Civic Activities

  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Kansas Childrens’ Service League

News + Events + Alerts

Wallace Saunders Welcomes Three New Attorneys for 2020

Wallace Saunders is excited for the addition of these skilled and respectable attorneys and the firm looks forward to the years ahead.

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Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Eight Wallace Saunders Attorneys

Together with Thomson Reuters—a global analyst of legal talent—we congratulate eight of our lawyers selected for inclusion in 2019 Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers: James Sanders, Brian Boos, Tim Finnerty, Schalie Johnson, Bryan Kelly, Rod Richardson, Mark Ware, and Ryan Weltz. We especially recognize Mr. Sanders, Mr. Finnerty, and Mr. Richardson, each of whom has received this honor for 10 or more consecutive years.

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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

Topeka, KS

By Appointment Only
2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065