Another Defense Verdict for SAKG in Railroad Crossing Case

The trial team of Sean Hamer and Paula Brown and paralegal Karen Frisbie won another verdict for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company in a Jackson County, MO grade crossing case.  The car-train crash happened in 2019 at a passive grade crossing on Front Street in Kansas City, MO.  A KCSR conductor was on the […]


SAKG Proves Railroad Crossing Not “Abnormally Dangerous”

A unanimous jury agreed with SAKG attorneys that a crossing was not “abnormally dangerous” in a case involving a car-train collision in Little River County, Arkansas. The injured driver claimed the crossing could not be used with reasonable safety by a careful driver and asked the jury for $9 million in damages against The Kansas […]


Defense Verdict Secured by SAKG Team

The SAKG team of Todd Scharnhorst, Bret Clark, and Karil Watkins recently achieved a defense verdict for a local ENT surgeon in a jury trial in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. The plaintiff underwent a thyroidectomy on June 24, 2020 performed by the Defendant ENT surgeon. It was subsequently discovered plaintiff had primary […]


SAKG Named as One of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City

For the second year in a row, SAKG is honored to be named one of the Best Places to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal. To celebrate, SAKG attorneys and staff attended a special event at Arrowhead Stadium which showcased all the nominated organizations. To read more about this honor, click here.  


SAKG Volunteers at Sunflower House’s Pumpkin Palooza

Last weekend, SAKG took part in Sunflower House’s Annual Pumpkin Palooza event by sponsoring and decorating a booth and handing out candy to hundreds of children. The event included many of these trick-or-treating stations along with other entertaining activities for kids. Sunflower House is a non-profit organization which advocates for children who are victims of […]


SAKG Staff Participate in Literacy KC Fundraiser

Last month, SAKG staff took part in the 2nd Annual Literacy KC Classic. The staff enjoyed an afternoon of mini golf at Power & Light while benefitting the mission of Literacy KC, which aims to advance literacy throughout the Kansas City area by offering collaborative services and spearheading advocacy efforts. Learn more about Literacy KC […]


SAKG Participates in BBBS Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake

SAKG participated in the Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2022, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual signature fundraiser. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. SAKG raised over $3,000 for the […]


Gregory Frias Joins SAKG as an Associate

SAKG is pleased to announce Gregory Frias as the newest associate attorney at the firm. Greg will focus his practice on commercial litigation and health care litigation. Greg graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas School of Law in 2019, and has since served as the law clerk to the Honorable Justine E. Del Muro of […]


Eighth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of The Kansas City Southern Railroad Company

Congratulations to Sean Hamer and his team in a success before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming summary judgment in favor of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company. On the morning of October 7, 2012, Nathan Blanton, an employee of ITS Technologies and Logistics, LLC, was working as a locomotive engineer at the Richards-Gebaur […]


SAKG Obtains Summary Judgment for Fintech Client

On July 1, 2022, SAKG obtained summary judgment for fintech client Greensky, LLC, which was recently acquired by  Goldman Sachs for a reported $2.24 billion. The plaintiff in the case alleged fraud and other claims in connection with his purchase of solar panels from A1 Solar Source, Inc. The purchase had been financed by Greensky. […]

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