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

Wallace Saunders Honors KC’s Best at the AIA Design Excellence Awards #DEKC2019

Wallace Saunders attorneys Mike Brown and Bryan Kelly recently attended the AIA Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri. Wallace Saunders is an AIA Cornerstone Partner, and our attorneys represent architects, engineers, and other design professionals from the corporate formation process, through contracts and project planning, and in any litigation which may arise in the construction and design fields. We were delighted to celebrate the best the Kansas City area design community had to offer in 2019, in categories spanning interior design, engineering, and architecture projects in commercial, public, and residential spaces.

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Whopping Workers’ Comp Win for Weltz

Partner Ryan Weltz seized victory for his client, a California-based workers’ compensation case manager, when the Kansas Supreme Court recently reversed the below court’s decision ordering it to pay a claimant’s $730,000 hospital bill. They key issue—as reported by Law360, which has been following the case—was if the courts could rewrite a 2011 state regulation dealing with the amount payable under the Kansas Fee Schedule. The state’s high court found that judges could not nullify legislatively approved regulations even if following them produces an arguably unintended consequence. The ruling protects the client from making any additional payment in the case.

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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