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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Construction and Design

The world of construction is comprehensive, collaborative and highly detailed. The same can be said of our approach to construction law. Legal regulations, city and state codes, federal guidelines, environmental issues – there’s a litany of laws and parameters that seems never-ending.

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Design Professionals

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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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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Product Liability

Understanding the nuances of Product Liability law and the significant exposure for clients involved in product litigation is a service not every firm can offer. Our experience representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers gives you the advantage of leveraging strategic planning with trial skills in this complex and dynamic area of law.     

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Personal

Schalie loves to go to battle, and not just in the courtroom. Her strength and hard work are also evident in the gym, where she enjoys boxing, yoga, and lifting weights.

Dedicated Relatable Driven

Education

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Received honors in Trial Advocacy
  • Connecticut College, B.A., Environmental Studies
    • Graduated with honors

Professional Practice

  • 2005-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 2013-present: Partner
    • Involved in recruitment and training of new hires
    • 2006-2012: Associate
    • 2005: Intern

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth and Eighth Circuits

Professional Accomplishments

    • Jury trial experience in Kansas and Missouri
    • Prevailed on numerous summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss in the federal and state courts of Kansas and Missouri
    • Presented seminar to regional business and third party administrator on Kansas and Missouri law
    • Awarded the “Rising Stars” designation for Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers® for 2014-2015

     

    Civic Activities

    • Central Exchange
    • Greater Kansas City Chamber
    • Core Energy KC
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Johnson County Bar Association

    News + Events + Alerts

    Changes to Damage Caps in Missouri and Kansas

    The Missouri Supreme Court recently issued a decision finding the statutory cap on punitive damages is unconstitutional for most civil claims. In Kansas, the cap on non-economic damages has increased through a statutory amendment.

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    Hobbs Testifies Before Kansas Senate Committee

    Wallace Saunders attorney Douglas C. Hobbs was recently honored with a request from the Kansas Society for Human Resource Management to testify on behalf of employers and workers compensation insurers in Kansas before the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce.  Mr. Hobbs was tasked with voicing opposition to proposed changes to the Kansas Workers Compensation Act which would relax recent favorable statutory amendments affecting exposure in functional impairment cases.   

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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