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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Construction and Design

The world of construction is comprehensive, collaborative and highly detailed. The same can be said of our approach to construction law. Legal regulations, city and state codes, federal guidelines, environmental issues – there’s a litany of laws and parameters that seems never-ending.

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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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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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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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Transportation and Trucking

When it comes to trucking and transportation, our attorneys are with you from the start, emphasizing early response to losses. Our trucking and transportation attorneys are on call 24/7 to respond to serious accidents and emergencies by visiting accident scenes to gather and preserve evidence. This helps lay the groundwork for a careful investigation and vigorous claim defense. We have an established emergency response protocol, and will work with a team of accident reconstructionists, field investigators, and criminal defense attorneys, when needed, to immediately respond to trucking and other transportation accidents and emergencies.

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Personal

Patrick is an avid outdoorsman with an outgoing personality to match. His combination of talent and interest has even landed him on ESPN2 more than once as a guest host.

Honest Aggressive Straightforward

Education

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Kansas State University, B.S., Economics and Political Science

Professional Practice

  • 1999-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2003-present: Partner
    • 1999-2003: Associate
    • Member, Litigation Practice Group

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Graduate of International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • No-fault jury verdict in suit by passenger of a motorcycle against client/driver, 2013
  • Summary judgment granted in premises liability case finding no duty owed to plaintiff by client/owner of property, 2013
  • Successful defense of appeal in Kansas Court of Appeals in which client was granted summary judgment on alleged negligent farming practices causing automobile accident, 2013

Civic Activities

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
  • Youth coach and board member of baseball, football and wrestling clubs
  • 2002-present: Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
    • 2007-2011: Board of Directors
    • 2010-2011: Trial Skills Workshop
      • Chair
  • 2002-present: Defense Research Institute
    • Member, Trucking Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Insurance Section
  • Wichita Bar Association

News + Events + Alerts

Filing Fee for Motions for Summary Judgment

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.  

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Update: Out of the Dirt – KU Dirt Works Studio

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.  

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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

901 St. Louis Street Suite 702
Springfield, MO 65806

P: 417.866.2300

F: 417.866.2444

Kansas City, MO

By Appointment Only
2300 Main Street Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64108

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065