Michael J. Dutton (1951-2015)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and partner, Michael Dutton. Mr. Dutton’s career with Wallace Saunders spanned over 30 years. Among his many contributions to the firm and his profession, Mr. Dutton tried over 100 jury trials to verdict and either argued or was on the brief in dozens of appeals.
More importantly, Mr. Dutton was a mentor to countless lawyers, giving them professional guidance and encouragement in his inimitable steady and humble way. All who worked with Mr. Dutton, whether inside or outside the firm, doubtless benefited from the experience. He will be sorely missed.
In Mr. Dutton’s memory, the firm suggests a contribution to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City—habitatkc.org—or another charitable organization of your choice.