Practice Groups

Employment

The ever-changing landscape of human resources law is dizzying. It can be difficult for any HR team or business owner to keep pace. Whether your HR department is small, large or transitioning, the Employment Practice Group at Wallace Saunders works in tight cooperation with you. We take pride in partnership, collaborating closely to provide legal representation and counsel in a capacity that best serves your needs.    

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Workers' Compensation

Backed by 50 years of successfully defending the largest insurance companies in the country, the Workers’ Compensation Group at Wallace Saunders prides itself on personal service – when you hire a partner in the group, you get that partner. And you get a no-nonsense approach to defending employers in the area of workers’ compensation.

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Personal

Steve is devoted to his family and has been involved with his kids’ activities from their earliest years. He actually volunteered so much while his kids were involved in high school sports that he became an honorary letterman.

Bright Dedicated Friendly

Education

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Arizona State University, B.S.

Professional Practice

  • 1992-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 1997-present: Partner
  • 1989-1992: City of Wichita, Kansas
    • Assistant City Attorney
  • 1987-1989: Office of the Court Trustee of the Eighteenth Judicial District
    • Deputy Court Trustee
  • 1985-1987: Private Law Practice
    • Attorney/Sole Practitioner
  • 1985: City of Wichita, Kansas
    • City Prosecutor

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

 

Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully defended and represented clients through taking the depositions of the claimant, claimant’s expert and proceeding to trial if needed
  • Frequent presenter at seminar and client events on a wide range of topics dealing with workers’ compensation law in Kansas

Civic Activities

  • Frequent speaker on Kansas workers’ compensation issues
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association

News + Events + Alerts

Our Operations in Response to the COVID-19 Situation

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an extremely dynamic event, Wallace Saunders is actively monitoring the situation to minimize the impact on its employees, clients, and our local communities. Currently, we have not experienced any significant disruption of our essential operations, but rest assured that we are taking appropriate steps to ensure that our resources and technology are in place to support our critical processes so we may continue providing excellent service to our clients.

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Review of Potential Coronavirus Liability in Missouri and Kansas

Currently, the United States is experiencing more and more individuals testing positive for the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. One question an employer might have is whether or not they may be liable under workers’ compensation if one of their employees contracts the virus. Our firm has reviewed Missouri and Kansas law to determine possible defenses that could be raised should a claim be brought regarding COVID-19.

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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