Accounting

As with all types of professional liability clients, we work closely with accountants to identify and manage risks before a claim occurs. If a claim or lawsuit does arise, rest assured our focus will be on defending your interests.     

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Appraisers

The recent real estate atmosphere and new regulations have made an appraiser’s job more difficult and exposed to potential claims.    

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Architects and Engineers

Architects, engineers, construction managers, licensed site professionals and their firms have long relied on the Design Professionals Group at Wallace Saunders for comprehensive legal services. Our experienced team can handle any legal need that may arise, including regulatory and professional liability claims, advice concerning professional liability insurance, and representation in fee and contractual disputes with clients. Our highly experienced trial lawyers have represented clients in jury and nonjury cases, in both state and federal courts across the country.    

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Attorneys

We’ve lived through hundreds of claims side by side with lawyers as our clients. What we know from experience is that dealing with legal malpractice claims takes you away from the practice of law.

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Dentists and Oral Surgeons

Just as each specialty within dentistry requires specific knowledge and skills to perform the work, the defense of professional liability claims against dentists and oral surgeons is an area of law that requires an attorney with particular knowledge of dentistry.    

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Directors and Officers

Whether your business is publicly traded or privately owned, a corporation or an LLC, a partnership or a sole proprietorship, its leaders must perform their duties with undivided loyalty and in a reasonable, prudent and businesslike fashion. Doing anything less may expose the directors and officers to personal liability.    

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Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals

Although the frequency of litigated claims against medical professionals has generally declined in recent years, payouts for successful medical professional liability claims have increased. As hospitals and clinics employ more healthcare professionals, there’s a higher malpractice risk from provider-led services. 

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Financial Industry

A financial advisor’s clients depend on their financial advisor to safeguard and grow their assets, which are often essential to supporting the clients’ families and lifestyles. Financial advisors try to help clients achieve their goals with many influences beyond their control, such as volatile markets and changing legislation. When clients do not get the results they wanted or expected from their investments, their response is often emotional and spawns a lawsuit.

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Home Inspectors

Home inspectors are part of the team involved in helping people realize their dreams of home ownership.

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Insurance Agents and Brokers

Insurance agents help individuals, families, and businesses find and obtain proper insurance protection. But statistics show that insurance agents are ranked fourth on the list of the most often sued professionals. If your clients end up facing a problem with insurance coverage, they can file a lawsuit against you, endangering your career and your income. 

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Real Estate Agents and Brokers

Claims against real estate professionals have increased more than any other area – including personal injury suits – according to a recent ABA survey.

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Title Insurance Companies and Abstractors

The real estate market can be a volatile place. Professionals have to choose to stay the course or change business models to adapt to the changing times. Whether it’s the refinance wave or new construction, each segment of the market has its own risks.

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Our People | Professional Liability

John Ross

John Ross is a partner of Wallace Saunders. He is Chairman of the Professional Liability Practice Group and Co-Chairman of the Transportation and Trucking Practice Group. His practice concentrates in the area of general civil litigation, trucking litigation, business litigation, and professional liability.

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Practice Areas | Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

News + Events + Alerts

Primacy: Managing Expectations from the Beginning

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.  

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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.

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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