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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Criminal Litigation

Everyone knows someone who has encountered law enforcement. Criminal charges and investigations often bring anxiety and uncertainty to the accused and his or her family. For this reason, it is essential to promptly find an experienced partner who can guide you through the legal process. The attorneys of Wallace Saunders’ Criminal Litigation Group are here to help. We provide our clients with the clarity needed to understand the criminal law processes and protect our clients by finding the best solutions based on their needs.    

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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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Personal

Ryan is an outdoorsman at heart; passionate about adventure. He welcomes a challenge—as his eclectic resume shows—but his greatest joy is family. Ryan currently lives in the Ozarks with his wife, Karolyn, and their five children.

“One would not abandon ship amidst a storm merely because he cannot control the winds.” St. Thomas More

Principled Perseverant Stalwart

Education

  • M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • LL.M., Saint Louis University
  • J.D., University of Kansas
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Professional Practice

  • Wallace Saunders—of Counsel
  • Office of the United States Attorney
    • Western District of Missouri
  • Office of the United States Attorney
    • District of Kansas
  • Office of the Missouri Attorney General
  • Office of the Saint Louis County Prosecutor
  • Office of the Greene County Prosecutor
  • Simpson Logback Lynch Norris, PA

Professional Licensure

  • State of Missouri
  • State of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Captain, United States Air Force

Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Catholic Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Saint Thomas More Society
  • Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

News + Events + Alerts

Wallace Saunders Welcomes Three New Attorneys for 2020

Wallace Saunders is excited for the addition of these skilled and respectable attorneys and the firm looks forward to the years ahead.

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Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Eight Wallace Saunders Attorneys

Together with Thomson Reuters—a global analyst of legal talent—we congratulate eight of our lawyers selected for inclusion in 2019 Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers: James Sanders, Brian Boos, Tim Finnerty, Schalie Johnson, Bryan Kelly, Rod Richardson, Mark Ware, and Ryan Weltz. We especially recognize Mr. Sanders, Mr. Finnerty, and Mr. Richardson, each of whom has received this honor for 10 or more consecutive years.

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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