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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Transportation: Railroad and Trucking

When it comes to trucking and railroading, our attorneys are with you from the start, emphasizing early response to losses. Our transportation attorneys are on call 24/7 to respond to serious accidents and emergencies by visiting accident scenes to gather and preserve evidence. This helps lay the groundwork for a careful investigation and vigorous claim defense. We have an established emergency response protocol, and will work with a team of accident reconstructionists, field investigators, and criminal defense attorneys, when needed, to immediately respond to trucking, railroading, and other transportation accidents and emergencies.

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Personal

Thomas is a sports fanatic and loves cheering on his Chiefs and Royals from the stands of Arrowhead and Kauffman. Between traveling, attending sporting events and country music concerts, and golfing, he cherishes his time with his wife, Kelly, and his dog, Max.

Competitive Dedicated Genuine

Education

  • Honors Degree in Political Science, Oklahoma State University, 2016
  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Professional Practice

  • Wallace Saunders
  • Associate Attorney, Baty Otto Coronado, PC – June 2019 – August 2021
  • Law Clerk, Law Office of Joe Ramboldt, LLC, May 2018 – May 2019
  • Law Clerk, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, May – August 2017

Professional Licensure

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • Thomas has successfully briefed and argued numerous dispositive motions for his clients, ranging from procedural motions to dismiss to substantive motions for summary judgment

Civic Activities

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

News + Events + Alerts

Wallace Saunders and ACLU obtain parole decision for Bobby Bostic

Wallace Saunders, together with the ACLU, provided pro bono services to Bobby Bostic and obtained a decision from the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole granting Bostic parole. Bostic had been sentenced to 241 years in prison for a robbery which he committed as a minor at the age of 16. At his sentencing, the Court advised Bostic that he would “die in the Department of Corrections.” Bostic has served 26 years of that sentence before this week’s decision.

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Firm Welcomes Prominent Trial Lawyer

Healthcare and Professional Liability Practice Group

Wallace Saunders announces the addition of Diane Waters—a well-known medical malpractice defense lawyer—to lead its practice group focusing on Healthcare and Medical Negligence Defense. Diane joined the firm on August 2, 2021, along with top-notch associate, Connor J. Pace. The highly sought-after skill set they provide to healthcare providers will complement the firm’s Professional Liability Defense Practice Group, which serves numerous professionals with high-stakes litigation and regulatory counseling.

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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

Pittsburg, KS

By Appointment Only
402 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

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