Practice Groups

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

Anyone who knows Tom knows he tries to find humor in most situations unless it involves his clients. He has had premature white hair for nearly 30 years – and he’s finally “aging” into it. Tom is always prepared, as he always carries at least two pocket knives and two handkerchiefs.

Knowledgeable Loyal Humorous

Education

  • The University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • The University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, B.S., Journalism

Professional Practice

  • 1985-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 1991-present: Partner
    • Chairman of Workers' Compensation Practice Group
  • United Press International
    • Reporter and Editor for the wire service, 1976-1982

Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri

Professional Accomplishments

  • Has successfully defended and represented his clients through taking the depositions of the claimant and 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 and Missouri.

Civic Activities

  • Active member and volunteer at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, Kan.
  • Has helped construct multiple houses in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties for Habitat for Humanity.

News + Events + Alerts

Eric Van Beber to present at Harmonie Group's 2019 Construction, NextGen, and Transportation Seminar

Eric Van Beber will speak at the Harmonie Group’s 2019 Construction, NextGen & Transportation Seminar in Oak Brook, IL on Thursday, July 18. He will present on the topic of “Waiver of Subrogation in Construction Contracts” at 10:10 a.m. For more information, please visit https://www.harmonie.org/seminar-2019.

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Merker Charts New Course, Launches Mediation Practice

Rick Merker, our colleague and friend, has retired from the firm after 50 years of superlative service to clients and the legal community. But retirement won’t last long—Merker Mediation begins July 1, 2019.

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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

Kansas City, MO

By Appointment Only
2300 Main Street Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64108

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065