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To fully understand why Stephen G. “Steve” Sanders is a highly skilled and capable Kansas City personal injury attorney, you need to know his background and why it makes such a tremendous difference in how he litigates cases.

After finishing law school in 2001, Mr. Sanders found his passion in fighting on behalf of the injured and trying to create real positive change in the lives of his clients and the community as a whole.

Steve’s Areas of Expertise:

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Vexatious Refusal to Pay claims
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Suing Drunk and Impaired Drivers
  • Claims Against Tired Truckers
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From time to time, Steve volunteers as a pro bono lawyer for the homeless at Kansas City’s City Union Mission. A skillful teacher and presenter, when Steve is not teaching Trial Lawyer College courses, he can frequently be found teaching Sunday School, bible studies, and classes like Financial Peace University.

Case Highlights:

  • One of Mr. Sanders’ most defining moments came when he represented an 8-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a vehicle. In an exceedingly complex product liability case, Mr. Sanders achieved a successful outcome while facing against one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. As a result of his tremendous work in this case, Mr. Sanders was asked to become a founding faculty member for the Keenan Ball Trial College. He has since instructed numerous classes there and has been asked by attorneys across the country for help with their personal injury cases.
  • In 2016, Mr. Sanders resolved a multi-million dollar case against one of America’s largest insurance companies. During this case he proved that his client was the victim of bad faith insurance and forced the offending company to change their policies so that other people would not be victim of the same mistreatment. Results like this is what Sanders.Law strives for in every case.


Mr. Sanders is first and foremost a teacher— which is exactly what juries hope for in a jury trial. The key to a successful lawsuit is having an attorney that can clearly explain and educate their audience on the situation and demonstrate how the injured has been wronged.

Mr. Sanders does not just want to win cases, he strives to make people understand how the injury happened and have those responsible change their ways so that it does not happen to someone else.


  • Undergrad: 1988, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO – B.A. in Religious Education with a minor in Biblical Languages.
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • Graduate School: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity, 1993, Kansas City, MO.
    Honors: Valedictorian – only the 10th 4.0 GPA earned in the history of the school.
  • Law School: 2001, Washington University in St. Louis and UMKC in Kansas City, MO. Juris Doctorate.
    Honors: Top 5% of graduating class; Tom Deacy award for outstanding appellate advocacy

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers 2010 through 2024
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates (Lifetime Member)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO Perfect 10.0 Rating
  • Martindale-Hubble’s coveted “Judicial Recommendation” A-V rating for the highest ethics & skill in the courtroom
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Top 1% of Attorneys in the United States
  • Named to the Top Lawyers in Missouri & Kansas several times
  • Named to the 2017 Top Lawyers in Missouri by the Legal Network for Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence
  • Top Attorneys in Kansas City 2018


  • Christian Legal Society
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Faculty Member: Keenan Ball Trial College

Outside the Courtroom

Aside from his nationally recognized achievements as a Kansas City civil prosecutor, Mr. Sanders has achieved some fame for his record breaking video game skills. A dedicated (former) arcade player, Steve held world records in Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Joust, and Super Pac-Man.  In 1983, Steve was named “Team Captain” of the first-ever national video game team, which traveled with The Electronic Circus.  Earlier that year, Steve set a world record on Super Pac-Man on the hit TV show “That’s Incredible.”

At only 17 years old, Mr. Sanders wrote the best-selling book The Video Master’s Guide to Donkey Kong.  Before that, in 1981, Steve set the world record on Pac-Man, following that up in 1982 with a world record on Donkey Kong, earning him the nickname “The Original King of Kong.”  In 1983 he set two world records, this time on Joust and Super Pac-Man.  Also in 1983, Sanders, along with his dear friend and fellow Kansas Citian Pete Corpeny, set a new world record on doubles-play for the game Wizard of Wor.

Decades later in 2010 & 2011, he set another doubles world records on Joust, one with his son Isaiah “Red” Sanders and yet another with his good friend Lonnie McDonald. In 2007 he co-starred in the award winning documentary “The King of Kong” as well as four other documentaries. The latest documentary Arcades & Love Songs – the Ballad of Walter Day is set to release in the fall of 2024 and is a quasi-sequel to The King of Kong. 

When someone insists, Sanders has been known to show off by going through “the green guy” – at will – on Ms. Pac-Man.  In addition to the games listed, Sanders competed for records in Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Defender, Robotron, and Q*Bert.

He & his wife Nancy Sanders have five sons and works side by side at Sanders.Law.


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“Steve Sanders has been such a huge help, a blessing to me and my family.”

Ashley Lynn

“Steve was always accessible, very engaging and truly went beyond the call of duty.”

Sara Barnes


S. Ray

“Stephen Sanders was the best choice we could make for a lawyer.”

David Schafer

“Steve Sanders is a wonderful lawyer”