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

Preston and Confer join Firm.

Michael Preston and Christopher Confer—lawyers with deep experience in the law of transportation and trucking—have become of Counsel to Wallace Saunders. Says managing partner, Kevin Weakley: “Mike and Chris are immensely talented lawyers, who already have a track record of success for clients and will further expand the firm’s strength across the Midwest.”

Beyond representing railroads and commercial motor carriers, Preston and Confer will also handle other hefty civil litigation, including the defense of matters involving professional liability and product liability among other things.

“When you get to know Mike and Chris like we do, you’ll be glad they are Partners with you,” added Weakley.

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Wallace Saunders Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

Fifty-five years. That’s how long Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy—Partners with you—hasn’t changed and never will.

Today, Wallace Saunders is proud to say that it is regionally ranked in 6 practice areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." And with this elite designation comes a renewed commitment to be the law firm, and lawyers, you can count on for years to come.

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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