Ingram's - Top Area Law Firms

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ingram's, Kansas City's Business Magazine, has published the annual list of Top Area Law Firms, and Wallace Saunders is proud to be number 10 on the list.

We are proud of our 40 local attorneys and our over 50 years of service to the Kansas City community.

Filing Fee for Motions for Summary Judgment

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Kansas legislature added subsection (h) to K.S.A 60-256 effective July 1, 2014.  This provision, which lacks a federal analogue, sets a fee, currently $195, in order to file a motion for summary judgment.  Previously, there was no fee for filing a summary judgment motion in Kansas.  

Update: Out of the Dirt – KU Dirt Works Studio

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Last March, we reported on the Wallace Saunders Design Professionals Practice Group’s work with the Kansas University School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s Dirt Works Studio on the construction of the rammed earth dining pavilion addition to the Armitage Center at the KU Field Station located just north of Lawrence.  

Wallace Saunders - 10th Largest Firm

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Last week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranked the area's largest law firms based on number of local attorneys. 

We are proud of our 39 local attorneys and our over 50 years of service to the Kansas City community.  Take a look at the Business Journal's List.  

Butler Joins Overland Park Office

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Overland Park, KS (October 22, 2014) – Wallace Saunders is pleased to announce the addition of Robyn Butler as an associate in our Overland Park office.

Robyn is a 1993 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Her past legal experience includes taking multiple cases to jury verdicts, and she has argued before both the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeals.

2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Overland Park, KS (October 8, 2014) – Super Lawyers magazine announced today that 11 attorneys from Wallace Saunders have been recognized as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2014.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters organization, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. More information is available at

Employee Handbooks - Are you in Compliance?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Overland Park, KS (July 9, 2014) - Check your employee handbooks. A common problem we see when reviewing employee policy books are generalized statements forbidding employees from discussing their compensation and other employee benefits with one another.

Summer (and seminars), just around the corner.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Overland Park, KS (June 11, 2014) - The Wallace Saunders Insurance Practice Group will help lead a June 18 seminar for Kansas City area attorneys and claims professionals.  One of the topics which will be covered at the seminar is the special choice-of-law considerations which accompany “bad faith” claims.  

Transition to the Sixth Edition of The AMA Guides in Kansas Workers Compensation

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Overland Park, KS (May 28, 2014) - The Kansas Legislature, with the passage of Senate Bill 187, heralded the State’s transition from the Fourth Edition to the Sixth Edition of The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, which brings significant changes to the process of determining permanent impairment of function in Kansas Workers Compensation cases.  Wallace Saunders attorney Ryan Weltz is scheduled to give a presentation on this topic at the Annual Kansas Workers Compensation Seminar in October.

Primacy: Managing Expectations from the Beginning

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Overland Park, KS (April 16, 2014) - Architects must take care to manage client expectations to avoid contract disputes and litigation.  A clear statement of the scope of work in the contract and mindful adherence to the scope of work are important risk management principles for design professionals.  

Best in Business – Wichita Business Journal

Wichita, Kansas (April 2, 2014) – A business community will thrive when its leaders find ways to open new doors. Wallace Saunders wants to congratulate Envision for its inclusion as a 2014 Finalist in the Wichita Business Journal’s Best in Business program. This recognition validates Envision’s outcome-driven strategic plan. We wish Envision luck at the upcoming Best in Business Luncheon on April 17, 2014.

Out of the Dirt - KU Dirt Works Studio

Lawrence, KS (March 26, 2014) -  The Wallace Saunders Design Professionals Practice Group recently provided transportation and labor to move materials for the students in the Dirt Works Studio to aide in their construction of a rammed earth dining pavilion addition to the Armitage Center at the KU Field Station located just north of Lawrence.  The pavilion will be used as a shading device for the west side of the Armitage Center to allow employees to enjoy an outdoor space close to the building and to provide a structured space for any classes, summer camps, or presentations to be held at the Armitage Center.  

Wills, Trusts and Estates - Common Misconceptions

Overland Park, KS (March 19, 2014) – Wallace Saunders attorney Mark McKinzie of our Wills, Trusts and Estates Practice Group recently provided an educational program to a group of Area Branch Managers for one of the firm’s Banking clients. The emphasis of the program was to educate the attendees and equip them with accurate information to provide to their customers about the need for an estate plan. This included clearing up some of the common myths held by the general public about the estate planning process and probate.    

Taking a Bite Out of Risk Management

Overland Park, KS (March 12, 2014) - Wallace Saunders attorney Jon Davis of our Professional Liability - Dentists and Oral Surgeons Practice Group recently co-presented a seminar with Debra Udey of OMSNIC and FORTRESS to a local Dental Study Club.  The seminar was entitled Risk Management to Reduce Dental Liability and focused on  licensing board actions, ethics, informed consent, documentation and patient dismissal.

Work That Wins Awards

Kansas City, MO (March 5, 2014) - Building a great city takes great architects.  Our city clearly has them.  The Kansas City Business Journal’s Capstone Awards are just more evidence.  Wallace Saunders wants to offer its congratulations to our friends at 360 Architecture and BNIM Architects for their award winning projects.  These projects are an asset to the community and evidence of the long-standing partnerships of BNIM and 360 with the community. 

Richardson and McFarland Testify at Legislature

Topeka, KS (February 25, 2014) - Wallace Saunders attorney, Mark McFarland, provided live testimony on February 20, 2014 before the Kansas House Committee on Judiciary in support of Kansas HB 2652 (PDF) relating to zoning of county airports.  Rod Richardson had previously submitted written testimony in support of the bill.  Working in conjunction with the Committee on Judiciary, Rod, Mark, and Daniel Press have drafted proposed amendments to K.S.A. 3-307e and 3-701 to alleviate the current pitfalls that can permanently and unfairly restrict the use of property rights of Kansas property holders.

A Talented Crop of Lawyers

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Overland Park, KS (February 6, 2014) – The past year has brought a talented crop of lawyers through the doors at Wallace Saunders.  We would like to welcome Nicholas Sanders, Suzanne Billam, and Daniel Press to our Overland Park office.  We are also pleased to welcome Devon Eggerman to our Springfield office.

Wallace Saunders Announces Two New Partners

Monday, January 6, 2014

Overland Park, KS (January 6, 2014) – It is our pleasure to announce the election of two new Partners. Nathan Dulle and Ryan Weltz have been elected as Partners with Wallace Saunders. They both practice out of our Overland Park office.


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