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

Wallace Saunders Honors KC’s Best at the AIA Design Excellence Awards #DEKC2019

Wallace Saunders attorneys Mike Brown and Bryan Kelly recently attended the AIA Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri. Wallace Saunders is an AIA Cornerstone Partner, and our attorneys represent architects, engineers, and other design professionals from the corporate formation process, through contracts and project planning, and in any litigation which may arise in the construction and design fields. We were delighted to celebrate the best the Kansas City area design community had to offer in 2019, in categories spanning interior design, engineering, and architecture projects in commercial, public, and residential spaces.

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Whopping Workers’ Comp Win for Weltz

Partner Ryan Weltz seized victory for his client, a California-based workers’ compensation case manager, when the Kansas Supreme Court recently reversed the below court’s decision ordering it to pay a claimant’s $730,000 hospital bill. They key issue—as reported by Law360, which has been following the case—was if the courts could rewrite a 2011 state regulation dealing with the amount payable under the Kansas Fee Schedule. The state’s high court found that judges could not nullify legislatively approved regulations even if following them produces an arguably unintended consequence. The ruling protects the client from making any additional payment in the case.

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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