William Denning

Location: Overland Park - KS

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250
    9401 Indian Creek Parkway
    Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Tel : (913) 234-6139
  • Fax : 913-234-6199

William P. Denning is a top-rated attorney who practices law in Overland Park, Kansas and concentrates his practice primarily in the area of litigation defending clients in significant injury, death and damages claims in the areas of product liability, trucking/transportation liability, catastrophic injuries, premises liability and medical/professional liability. He has tried jury and bench trials in both federal and state court obtaining defense verdicts in complex products liability actions as well as admitted-liability motor vehicle accidents. William has successfully argued on behalf of clients before the Court of Appeals in both Kansas and Missouri, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He has been a partner since 2010.


  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2003
    • Member of National Moot Court Team and National Trial Team
    • Recipient of John L. Sheridan and Thomas E. Deacy Sr. Awards as the most outstanding appellate and trial advocate
    • Law Review / Urban Lawyer staff member
  • B.S., Pittsburg State University, 1999

Bar Admissions and Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri, 2003
  • Kansas 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Kansas and Missouri in the area of general litigation in 2011 and 2012.
  • Super Lawyers 2019
  • Premier Litigation Lawyers Exclusive Featured Attorney for Overland Park 2019-2020


SANDERS WARREN RUSSELL & SCHEER LLP was founded in 1999 with a commitment to providing quality and effective representation to its clients in all facets of civil litigation. Starting with eleven lawyers, the firm has been one of the fastest growing law firms in Kansas City and now has over 30 attorneys and three offices across the region. We attribute this growth to our client focused approach to handling cases and claims. We partner with our clients to develop a detailed, cost-effective, and proactive strategy to ensure that their concerns are addressed and their interests are protected. We recognize the importance of keeping our clients informed at each stage of the litigation process and engaging them in the decision-making process, whether that be to ultimately take a case to trial or to seek a fair and practical resolution of litigation. The firm also boasts one of Kansas City’s most robust and well-respected mediation practices, which gives our attorneys a unique and invaluable resource for evaluating and resolving cases.

Our attorneys have the experience and judgment to recognize which cases should be tried and which cases should be resolved, as well as the confidence to stand by those decisions. The partners in our firm have tried hundreds of cases and successfully defended our clients’ interests at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, mediations and administrative hearings. We have effectively represented clients in significant injury, death and damages claims in the areas of product liability, trucking/transportation liability, premises liability, construction law, and professional liability, and our attorneys have been recognized for obtaining some of the top defense verdicts in Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Included in our representative clients are construction companies, doctors, lawyers, nursing homes, architects and engineers, real estate professionals, small business owners and individuals.

The success and high-quality legal services provided by the attorneys at Sanders Warren Russell & Scheer has also been acknowledged by our peers, with attorneys in the firm being repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Best of the Bar and Super Lawyers. Our partners recognize that aggressive and hands-on management of litigation is essential for success, and our goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients while delivering exceptional legal services.