Richard W. (Dick) Scarritt

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Dick Scarritt practices with the firm’s real estate, business and finance, and environmental groups, and previously served as chair of the firm’s real estate law group.

Dick has a diverse and multifaceted practice in the areas of real property development, financing, sales and leasing, general business development and financing, and business acquisitions and dispositions. Dick has assisted numerous incoming businesses with identifying and procuring economic development opportunities and assistance, and he regularly meets with and appears before planning, zoning, construction and building code and economic development staffs, boards, and commissions, as well as the legislative bodies of the various communities and other political subdivisions in the area.

Dick is a member of the American, Missouri, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations, and the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, and has been active in the real estate law committees of each. He is co-author of Missouri Real Estate Forms – Practice and annual supplements published by Michie, and has often spoken on real estate, business, and economic development subjects.

For the 30 consecutive years since its first publication, Dick has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the field of real estate and he is one of Kansas City’s first lawyers elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Dick has been selected for the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers numerous times, and he is also is recognized in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the Midwest.



  • Harvard Law School

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2011, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2021

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers