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SAKG Obtains Summary Judgment in Employment Case in the Western District of Texas

An SAKG team of Brent Coverdale and Cameron Grant obtained summary judgment dismissing racial, sexual and disability discrimination claims against a national Kansas City employer. The District Court of the Western District of Texas found the plaintiff’s sexual harassment claims were untimely, that she failed to identify similarly-situated individuals in support of her disparate pay […]

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SAKG Obtains Defense Verdict in Law Enforcement Retirement Benefits Appeal

On April 21, 2020, Brent Coverdale and Michele Sutton achieved a defense verdict for a local law enforcement agency after a bench trial in Jackson County Circuit Court. The plaintiff was a former police officer who challenged the decision that his disability-related retirement be considered non-duty rather than a disability caused by the performance of […]

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SAKG Remains Open for Business

Pursuant to the “Stay-at-Home” orders in effect in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the physical offices of Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC (“SAKG”) will be closed until the orders are lifted. In the meantime, our entire team will be working remotely to serve the needs of our clients to the fullest extent possible. The firm’s […]

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SAKG Deepens Its Growing Transportation, Construction, and Commercial Litigation Practices

SAKG is pleased to announce that Kelly Lynch Murphy and Alex McKenna have joined Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC as associate attorneys. Kelly Lynch Murphy is a seasoned trial lawyer who focuses her practice in transportation and commercial litigation. Prior to relocating to Kansas City and joining SAKG in February 2020, Kelly practiced law in […]

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Paula Brown Promoted to Partner

SAKG is pleased to announce that Paula Brown has been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2020.  Paula is a seasoned and effective trial lawyer who focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, health care litigation, and transportation litigation.

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SAKG Attorney Paula Brown Speaks at National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

Paula Brown spoke on an unusual topic at the fall conference of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, which was held on October 27-30, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Paula, whose practice includes railroad defense work, focused on how she and partner Brent Coverdale obtained a $6 million verdict on behalf of a plaintiff in […]

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Six SAKG Attorneys Recognized in 2019 edition of Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers

SAKG is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.  Two of our partners, Todd Scharnhorst and Jim Griffin, were also both named to two additional top-tier rankings:  Top 100 in Missouri and Kansas and Top 50 in Kansas City. Super […]

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Attorney Natalie Frank Joins SAKG’s Health Care Litigation Team

SAKG is pleased to announce that Natalie Frank has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Natalie will focus her practice in health care litigation. Natalie is a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City (“UMKC”).  While at UMKC, she was a member of the UMKC Law Review and served as an […]

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SAKG Partners Again Honored as Best Lawyers in America

SAKG is pleased to announce that three of our partners —Jim Griffin, Todd Scharnhorst, and Jeff Kennard — were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America again this year.  Jim was recognized in three practice areas:  “bet-the-company” litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation.  Todd and Jeff were recognized in the areas of personal […]

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SAKG Achieves Unanimous Defense Verdict in $4 Million Trade Secrets Trial in Oregon Federal Court

On August 9, 2019, partner Scott Ast won a unanimous defense verdict in Oregon federal court in a case involving claims of misappropriated trade secrets and tortious interference. The plaintiff, a loan servicing company and subsidiary of a large debt collection firm, alleged that SAKG’s client misappropriated trade secrets related to student loan servicing software […]

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