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

Firm Recognized as 50 Year Charter Member of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Four years before the Chamber was established, K.B. Wallace entered law practice with Frank Saunders, Jr., occupying a small office above the John Francis Restaurant in downtown Overland Park. They represented six insurance companies in Johnson County and went into competition with 141 active Johnson County attorneys.

Over the years, the firm evolved into Walllace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chartered. Today, it is simply Wallace Saunders with offices in Overland Park, Kansas City, Wichita and Springfield, Mo.

Saunders was a Chamber Chairman in 1977. Managing Partner Mark McKinzie was Chamber Chairman in 1997 and he continues to lead the Chamber Foundation.

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Insurance Practice Group presents continuing education seminar

Claims involving incendiary fire and fraud, as well as third-party bad faith are some of today’s hottest topics in the insurance industry. IPG partners Mike Brown and Nathan Dulle are approved to provide continuing education and have recently provided CE for claims professionals, including presentations on fire origin and cause reports, recorded statements, EUOs, policyholder claims predicated on alleged ”bad faith”, and strategies for minimizing the risk of a “bad faith” set-up. Click here to contact Mike, Nathan or another member of our IPG group—they’d welcome an opportunity to Partner with You.

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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

Kansas City, MO

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

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065