Five SAKG Partners Recognized in 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America

We are pleased to announce that five SAKG partners are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Each year, Best Lawyers in America© compiles a list of outstanding attorneys based on peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading attorneys confidentially evaluate their peers. The national list includes more than 50,000 attorneys in […]


SAKG Honored as One of the Best Places to Work for 2021

SAKG is proud to be one of the 47 companies honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as part of this year’s Best Places to Work program. SAKG was selected alongside 15 other companies in the “extra small” category, which includes companies with 10 to 50 employees.  No other law firms were selected this year.  […]


SAKG Obtains 8th Circuit Reversal of Order Denying Stay Pending Arbitration

After SAKG’s client Ferrellgas and two of its executives were sued by Ferrellgas’ former CMO, SAKG moved on behalf of all defendants to stay the case pending arbitration. The District Court for the Western District of Missouri denied the motion as to the individual defendants on the grounds that they personally were not parties to […]


8th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against SAKG Client

After Certon Software, Inc. sued SAKG’s client EaglePicher Technologies, LLC in the Western District of Missouri in 2017, Timothy Stockton moved to intervene in the case and substitute himself as plaintiff, alleging the claim belonged to him pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement. SAKG moved to dismiss Stockton’s intervenor complaint in the District Court for […]



SAKG is pleased to announce that seven of our lawyers are recognized in the 2021 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 Lawyers, which is […]


In Memoriam

On May 17, 2021, SAKG lost a respected colleague and dear friend, Joshana Offenbach. Joshana was not only a talented lawyer but also a remarkably kind, generous, and caring person.  She had an uncanny ability to make friends and always put the needs of others ahead of her own.  She will be deeply missed. If […]


SAKG Convinces Court of Appeals that Application of Punitive Damages Cap was Unconstitutional; Wins Reinstatement of Jury’s Full Punitives Award

After SAKG secured a jury award of over $6 million on behalf of its client, All Star Awards and Ad Specialties (including $5.5 million in punitive damages), the trial court cut punitive damages by roughly $3 million based on the limits imposed by RSMo. 510.265.1.  SAKG argued on appeal that this statutory cap violated All […]


SAKG Assists With University’s Confidential Personnel Investigation

Jim Griffin and Brent Coverdale recently completed an investigation on behalf of a University client into potential misconduct by personnel in an NCAA Division 1 athletic department. Given the time-sensitive nature of such matters, SAKG stepped in to promptly review materials and interview witnesses, then provide findings and recommendations to the University regarding what happened […]


Rachel Smith Joins SAKG’s Transportation, Commercial and Health Care Litigation Practices

SAKG is pleased to announce that Rachel Smith has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Rachel will focus her practice in transportation litigation, health care litigation, and commercial litigation. Before joining the firm, Rachel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ortrie D. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District […]


SAKG Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

February 2006, Todd Scharnhorst and Scott Ast opened what is now Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, P.C. Since then, the firm has grown from two attorneys and a paralegal into a well-respected litigation boutique focused on commercial litigation, construction, employment, health care, transportation and product liability.  SAKG has long been recognized for its excellent lawyers, industry […]

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