Who We Are
Scharnhorst Ast & Kennard, P.C. is a boutique civil litigation firm founded in 2006. We are located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional and results-oriented legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Consistent with this philosophy, we adhere to the following guidelines:
We listen to our clients: It has been said that listening to a client is more important than talking to a client. We agree. From the outset of our engagement, and continuing through its conclusion, we seek to understand our client’s objectives. We then work with each client to develop and implement a strategy to accomplish the client’s objectives.We are accessible and responsive: 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.
We will provide an early and candid assessment: One of the keys to a successful outcome (and ultimately a satisfied client) is an early, candid, and objective assessment of the strengths, risks, and anticipated costs of litigation. This approach allows us to identify potential problems and develop a strategy for achieving the client’s objectives at an early stage of the litigation. It also avoids surprise.
We are measured by results: We strive to achieve each client’s objectives as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. Although our firm has the resources to handle almost any litigation matter, not all matters require a team of litigation professionals. Indeed, we focus on quality rather than quantity by staffing cases with only those professionals necessary to achieve the client’s objectives. This allows us to manage cases more efficiently and economically than many other firms.