Practice Groups

Insurance

Insurance issues can escalate from simple to complex quickly, and you need attorneys able to handle it all. With Wallace Saunders, you can rest assured the attorneys in our Insurance Practice Group have a command of insurance law and litigation. In fact, the firm was founded more than 50 years ago with insurance at the core of our practice.

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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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Product Liability

Understanding the nuances of Product Liability law and the significant exposure for clients involved in product litigation is a service not every firm can offer. Our experience representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers gives you the advantage of leveraging strategic planning with trial skills in this complex and dynamic area of law.     

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Workers' Compensation

Backed by 50 years of successfully defending the largest insurance companies in the country, the Workers’ Compensation Group at Wallace Saunders prides itself on personal service – when you hire a partner in the group, you get that partner. And you get a no-nonsense approach to defending employers in the area of workers’ compensation.

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Personal

Law runs in the family, as Nick’s wife is an attorney as well. He is also the proud father of three grown children.

Reliable Patient Trustworthy

Education

  • The University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • The University of Michigan, B.A. in History

Professional Practice

  • 1998-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2002-present: Partner
    • Managing Partner, Springfield Office
  • Ulmer, Hillman, Burnett & Nagrich
    • Shareholder
  • Collins, Galloway & Smith
    • Partner
  • Cabaniss, Johnston
    • Staff Attorney

Professional Licensure

  • The trial and appellate courts of Missouri, Colorado and Alabama U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully handled jury trials in a number of jurisdictions and tried cases before numerous judges

Civic Activities

  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

News + Events + Alerts

Eric Van Beber to present at Harmonie Group's 2019 Construction, NextGen, and Transportation Seminar

Eric Van Beber will speak at the Harmonie Group’s 2019 Construction, NextGen & Transportation Seminar in Oak Brook, IL on Thursday, July 18. He will present on the topic of “Waiver of Subrogation in Construction Contracts” at 10:10 a.m. For more information, please visit https://www.harmonie.org/seminar-2019.

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Merker Charts New Course, Launches Mediation Practice

Rick Merker, our colleague and friend, has retired from the firm after 50 years of superlative service to clients and the legal community. But retirement won’t last long—Merker Mediation begins July 1, 2019.

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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