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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


SAKG Deepens Its Growing Commercial Litigation Practice

SAKG is pleased to announce that Cameron Grant has joined Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC as an associate attorney.  Cameron will focus his practice in commercial litigation. Cameron is a 2007 graduate of New York University School of Law.  While at NYU, he served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Liberty […]


SAKG Wins $6 Million Verdict For Kansas City Small Business

On May 6, 2019, Brent Coverdale, Paula Brown, and Andrew Lewis achieved a unanimous jury verdict for SAKG’s client in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. The jury unanimously awarded SAKG’s client over $6 million in damages (over $525,000 in actual damages and over $5.5 million in punitive damages) on claims for breach of […]


SAKG Welcomes Three New Litigation Partners

SAKG is pleased to announce that Collin B. Altieri, Sean P. Hamer, and Craig M. Leff have joined the firm as partners. Prior to joining SAKG, Collin was a partner with Polsinelli PC where he focused his practice in medical malpractice defense. Sean and Craig, both of whom were formerly partners with the Yeretsky and […]


SAKG Partners Recognized in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that five SAKG lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a national directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selection process includes a statewide survey […]


SAKG Secures Unanimous Defense Verdict in Hip Surgery Bleed Trial

On September 21, 2018, partners Todd Scharnhorst and Bret Clark achieved a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case they tried in the District Court of Johnson County, Kansas. Following a total hip replacement, the plaintiff experienced massive blood loss in the hip and thigh and was alleged to have developed compartment syndrome.  Plaintiff […]

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