Practice Groups

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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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
  • 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

Professional Accomplishments

  • Jury returned a $0 verdict in favor of our client in a 2012 personal injury trial, where plaintiffs sought $2.2 million from a defendant represented by our firm.
  • Obtained successful rulings on a motion for summary judgment in the District Court of Johnson County, Kan. in 2011 on all 14 counts of a wrongful eviction matter.
  • In 2010, obtained a successful ruling on a motion for summary judgment in the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kan. for a negligent entrustment claim in a wrongful death matter.
  • Obtained successful ruling on a motion for summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Johnson County, Mo. in 2009 for an uninsured motorist claim.
  • In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in 2008, obtained a successful ruling in a dispositive motion concerning a property structure policy exclusion.
  • In 2007, obtained a successful ruling on a motion for summary judgment in the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kan. due to plaintiff’s inability to prove duty and causation in a slip-and-fall matter.
  • In the U.S. District Court of Kansas, in 2007, obtained a successful ruling on a motion for summary judgment concerning the application of an environmental policy exclusion.

Civic Activities

  • Active member of the Central Exchange

News + Events + Alerts

Primacy: Managing Expectations from the Beginning

Overland Park, KS (April 16, 2014) - Architects must take care to manage client expectations to avoid contract disputes and litigation.  A clear statement of the scope of work in the contract and mindful adherence to the scope of work are important risk management principles for design professionals.  

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Best in Business – Wichita Business Journal

Wichita, Kansas (April 2, 2014) – A business community will thrive when its leaders find ways to open new doors. Wallace Saunders wants to congratulate Envision for its inclusion as a 2014 Finalist in the Wichita Business Journal’s Best in Business program. This recognition validates Envision’s outcome-driven strategic plan. We wish Envision luck at the upcoming Best in Business Luncheon on April 17, 2014.

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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