Prestigious Local Litigator Joins Boutique Firm

October 1, 2013 - PRESS RELEASE ? FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION - (Kansas City, MO).

The law firm of SCHARNHORST AST & KENNARD, P.C. is pleased to announce that James D. Griffin has joined the firm as a shareholder.

A top trial lawyer, Jim has numerous victories in complex claims involving many industries including hedge funds, banking, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, real estate, retail and telecommunications. He has been the lead lawyer in more than 30 jury trials, many bench trials, and several multi-week arbitrations in Missouri, Kansas and throughout the country.

Jim’s highly respected skills and extensive experience will allow the firm to continue delivering top quality litigation service to its diverse clientele. Jim is excited to practice within the flexible framework offered by a boutique civil litigation firm with a national book of business.

Jeff Kennard, a firm shareholder, said the hire would give the firm a broader base of experience in practice areas and talent. "One thing we always tell our clients is that we are able and prepared to try any case, and having Jim on board with us gives us even more capacity and ability to do so," he said. "So we view this as an opportunity for us to expand our practice to better serve our clients and make our firm, which was good before, even better."

Jim earned his law degree from Virginia. Prior to joining the firm, Jim was with HUSCH BLACKWELL and previously served as head of litigation for its predecessor. Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Kansas City Business Journal, and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri.

To obtain more information about Jim or the firm’s expanding litigation practice, please contact Jim directly at (816) 268-9420 or

SCHARNHORST AST & KENNARD, P.C. is a Kansas City-based boutique civil litigation firm founded in 2006. Our practice is focused in a few select areas: business and commercial litigation; construction and design; employment law; catastrophic injury and wrongful death; and product liability. By focusing and leveraging our experience in these areas, we have successfully represented a diverse spectrum of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals.

Experience—Focused Solutions—Proven Results. That is not simply a motto . . . it is how we do business.


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