Practice Groups

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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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

“What I learned in the Marine Corps can be applied to life in general—the key to success in any fight is effective communication.”

Knowledgeable Pragmatic Loyal

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Wichita State University, Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice, cum laude

Professional Practice

  • 2018-Present: Wallace Saunders, Of Counsel
  • 2013-2018 Law Office of Timothy A. Emerson
  • 2010-2013 The Hartford, Senior Attorney
  • 2008-2010 Private Practice
  • 2001-2008 Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP, Associate
  • 1999-2001 Private Practice

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas
  • Federal District of Kansas
  • United States Federal Court of Claims

Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully litigated workers’ compensation claims for employers, insurance carriers and the Kansas Workers’ Compensation Fund from administrative hearings through appellate review. Frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues, including presentations at continuing education seminars.
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School.
  • Wichita Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award.

Civic Activities

Tim served for over a decade on the Board of Directors for Rainbows United, Inc., an organization devoted to helping children with special needs.  He volunteers for “Bugles Across  America,” a veteran founded, non-profit organization which provides the live sounding of “Taps” at military funerals. Deeply involved with Church, Tim often engages there in both service and recreational activities with his wife and their four children.

News + Events + Alerts

Arising out of Employment Simplified: Atkins v. Webcon

On Friday, June 8, 2018, the Kansas Supreme Court decided Atkins v. Webcon and signaled an important change for determining whether accidents that occur while workers are out of town for employment-related purposes are compensable.

The relevant facts of the case are that the claimant and others were required to travel and stay in Enid, Oklahoma on a construction project. They took a company vehicle and their accommodations were provided by the employer. The hotel in which claimant and other co-workers were staying, though, was without a hotel bar. Claimant ventured across the street and went to a hotel that did have a hotel bar. He stayed until past two in the morning before attempting to cross the street to his hotel. Unfortunately, he was struck by a car driven by an intoxicated driver and sustained severe injuries.

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AMA Guides, 6th Edition Found to be Unconstitutional as Applied to Pardo

Kansas Court of Appeals Rules the 6th Edition of The AMA Guides is Unconstitutional as to Francisco Pardo

On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Kansas Court of Appeals published its decision in Francisco Pardo v. UPS. This case had been the subject of great scrutiny, as the issues raised challenged the very constitutionality of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.

Mr. Pardo suffered a rotator cuff injury in 2013 in a work-related accident. In March 2015, he injured the same shoulder in a separate work-related accident. The second injury was not related to the first injury and involved a different part of the rotator cuff than was previously injured.

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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