Michael R. Wallace

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Fairway, KS

Attorney at Law
 | 4400 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100
Fairway, KS 66205
Phone: 913-362-5400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Wallace & Kolich, L.L.C., Michael R. Wallace focuses his practice on representing people involved in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He has been working with clients in the Kansas City area, in both Kansas and Missouri, for more than 30 years, striving to obtain maximum compensation following events such as on-the-job injuries and motor vehicle accidents.

One of the qualities of an outstanding attorney is the ability to consistently achieve excellent results for clients. Throughout his career, Mr. Wallace has demonstrated that he can hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and secure funds for the people who need them most.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Wallace holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group named him to its Top 100 list; and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

The most rewarding part of Mr. Wallace’s work, however, is telling a client that he or she will have the money needed to pay for medical bills and other damages. He also enjoys sharing his legal experiences with others through publishing works about his practice area and delivering lectures to colleagues and aspiring attorneys.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Wallace is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the Kansas Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (90%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2013

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About Michael Wallace

Admitted: 1980, Kansas

Professional Webpage: http://www.mrwallaw.com/About-Our-Firm/Michael-R-Wallace.sht...

Honors and Awards:

  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Charter Member/Board of Directors, 1995 - Present
  • The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group - Top 100, 2014
  • Super Lawyers of Kansas and Missouri
  • Best Law Firms - US News & World Report, 2012 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers of Kansas City - Ingrams, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kansas, 1980
  • ATLA Speakers Bureau/Peoples Law School Committee, Member, 1999
  • ATLA State Legislative Outreach Committee, Member, 1999
  • Kansas State ATLA Delegate
  • KTLA Workers' Compensation Committee, Chairman, 1988 - 1989
  • KTLA Workers' Compensation Committee, Chairman, 1987 - 1988
  • Workers' Compensation Editor, KTLA Journal , 1988 - 1989
  • Workers' Compensation Editor, KTLA Journal, 1987 - 1988
  • ATLA Workers' Compensation Section, National Secretary, 1989 - 1990
  • ATLA Workers' Compensation Section, Vice-Chairman, 1990 - 1991
  • ATLA Workers' Compensation Committee, Chairman, 1991 - 1992
  • Kansas Inn of Court, Charter Executive Committee Member, 1992 - 1993
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Kansas Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2014 - Present
  • College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Fellow, 2010 - Present
  • Special Administrative Law Judge, 2003 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • New KSA 44-503(g): Has the Immunity Windfall for Statutory Employers Been Curtailed, KTLA Journal, Vol. XXIII No. 6, 14, 2000
  • Attorney Fees in Workers' Compensation - The North Wind is Beginning to Blow, KTLA Journal, Vol. II, No. 3, 1988
  • People's Law School, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1999 - 2000
  • Guest Lecturer and Advisory Panei Discussion Member, University of Kansas Hospital/Spelman Memorial Hospital
  • Kansas Division of Workers Compensation Annual Seminars
  • Ethics Under the New Workers Compensation Act, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Employee's at Risk: Workers' Compensation Under the New Law, 1988
  • Recent Developments in Workers' Compensation, Kansas Bar Association, 1987

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, B.S. - 1976, Major: Education
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Office Location for Michael R. Wallace

4400 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 100
Fairway, KS 66205

Phone: 913-362-5400


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Last Updated: 4/4/2017

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