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Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin PC


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Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin PC is a boutique civil litigation firm. Our attorneys have successfully tried and arbitrated many significant matters throughout the United States, including numerous multi-million dollar disputes.

We are located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, but our practice extends well beyond the Midwest. We are privileged to represent Fortune 500 publicly-traded companies, several of America’s largest private companies, small businesses, and individuals in matters throughout the country. While we have big firm experience and capability, we do not try to be everything to everyone. Instead, our lawyers focus in a few select practice areas. This allows us to leverage our proficiency and experience in these areas so we can efficiently and consistently deliver exceptional results.

Our firm was founded in 2006 based on the following core principles:

We are measured by results: We know that our performance is measured based on: (i) the outcome; (ii) the amount of time it takes to resolve a matter; and (iii) the cost. Hence, regardless of the type or size of the matter, our objective in every case is to achieve the client’s objectives as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

We provide an early and candid assessment: One of the keys to a successful outcome (and ultimately a satisfied client) is an honest and objective assessment of the strengths, risks, and anticipated costs of litigation. We believe being up front allows us to identify potential problems and develop a strategy for achieving the client’s objectives at the earliest stage possible. It also eliminates surprise.

We use and leverage technology: We invest in technological tools, including sophisticated document management and ESI review platforms, to enable our lawyers and staff to work more effectively and efficiently. And unlike some firms, we staff cases with only those professionals needed to achieve the client’s goals.

We are flexible: Because we are a boutique firm, we have the flexibility to develop and implement alternative fee arrangements, such as fixed fees, blended hourly rates, reduced hourly fees paired with a result-based bonus, and contingency fees.

We are accessible: We are easy to reach by telephone, e-mail, or in person. If you send us an e-mail or leave a message on our voice mail, we will respond promptly and usually no later than the following business day.


Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin PC is metro ranked in 6 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Kansas City-MO, MO
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 2 for Construction Law
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management


Metro Rankings

Kansas City-MO, MO
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 2 for Construction Law
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Transportation Law

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Main Location

Kansas City, MO
Town Pavilion Building, Suite 1950
1100 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106-2197
United States
816-268-9400 Call our Kansas City, MO location at 816-268-9400 Get Directions Get directions to our Kansas City, MO location
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