Who is FPS&S?
FPS&S was established in 1909 by Hugh T. Fisher, a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Fisher built a highly successful general practice and also served as the Shawnee County Attorney for a number of years. Fisher merged his practice with Irwin Snattinger in the early 1920s. The two earned reputations as skilled litigators in the areas of insurance defense, workers compensation and banking law. Fisher’s father-in-law, Edward Smith, joined them a short time later.
In 1938, David Fisher, one of Fisher’s four sons, joined the firm. He and Snattinger continued the practice following Hugh T. Fisher’s death in 1940. In 1955, David Fisher and Donald Patterson became partners, and these two continued their association with Snattinger until his retirement.
The firm’s general practice continued to thrive and expanded into areas including medical malpractice defense, health care law, construction and real estate litigation. In 1959, Keith Sayler joined the firm and concentrated his practice on workers compensation defense. E. Dudley Smith became a partner in 1966, when the firm became known as Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith, LLP.
Over the years, the firm continued to grow and add offices to better serve clients throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. In 1990, the firm opened an office in Overland Park, Kansas; and in 2015, the firm opened an office in St. Louis, Missouri. FPS&S has 19 attorneys, a number of whom have been recognized as top performers in various areas of the law and have long been leaders in the bar and the local community. In 2009, FPS&S celebrated its centennial anniversary, making a commitment to clients to deliver another 100 years of excellent counsel and representation.
Amerisure Ins. Co.
Brit Global Specialty USA
City of Columbia, Missouri
City of O’Fallon, Missouri
City of Overland Park, Kansas
City of St. Charles, Missouri
City of Wichita, Kansas
Clay County, Missouri
CNA Standard Lines
CNA Global Specialty Lines
CNA Insurance Company
EMC Insurance Companies
Hanover Insurance Company
Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc.
Hudson Insurance Group
Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Miami County, Kansas
MPR – Midwest Public Risk
Office of the Attorney General, Kansas
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Shawnee County, Kansas
St Louis Area Insurance Trust (SLAIT)
Sumner County, Kansas
Travelers Insurance Company
Trident Insurance Services (Argo Group)
Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas
Upland Mutual Insurance, Inc.