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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Personal

When not practicing law, you’ll likely find Russ on the golf course, traveling or catching a college football or basketball game.

Loyal Experienced Fair

Education

  • University of Missouri - Juris Doctor
  • Northeast Missouri State University - B.S.E.

Professional Practice

  • 1991 - 1994 Wallace Saunders
  • 1994 - 2000 Law Offices of Bradley McTavish
  • 2000 - 2005 Hardee & Peterson, LLC
  • 2005 - 2011 Peterson Law Offices, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014 American Family Insurance Company
  • 2014 - 2015 Nationwide lnsurance Companies
  • 2015 - 2016 CTC Transportation Insurance Services, LLC
  • 2016 - Present Wallace Saunders
    • Of Counsel

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • CLE presenter for Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Association of Justice, Clay County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association
  • Former Jaycees Vice-President, President, and Chairman of the Board
  • Former Sportsmanship Director of The Football and Cheerleading Club of Johnson County
  • Former High School football, basketball and baseball official

News + Events + Alerts

Our Operations in Response to the COVID-19 Situation

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an extremely dynamic event, Wallace Saunders is actively monitoring the situation to minimize the impact on its employees, clients, and our local communities. Currently, we have not experienced any significant disruption of our essential operations, but rest assured that we are taking appropriate steps to ensure that our resources and technology are in place to support our critical processes so we may continue providing excellent service to our clients.

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Review of Potential Coronavirus Liability in Missouri and Kansas

Currently, the United States is experiencing more and more individuals testing positive for the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. One question an employer might have is whether or not they may be liable under workers’ compensation if one of their employees contracts the virus. Our firm has reviewed Missouri and Kansas law to determine possible defenses that could be raised should a claim be brought regarding COVID-19.

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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

Topeka, KS

By Appointment Only
2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065