Scott E. Blakesley

P 816.292.8268 | F 816.474.3216


Scott Blakesley is a partner and leader of the firm’s Kansas City estate planning group.

Scott’s practice involves all areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, including family-owned businesses, planning for multiple generations, charitable gift planning, tax-exempt organizations, estate and gift tax planning, and general advice and counseling for family members involved in business and estate planning.



  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • Iowa State University

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1988

  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, Planned Gift Council, Chair 2007
  • Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Board Member, 2012-present
  • St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, Planned Gift Committee
  • Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri, Board Member; Former Resource Development Committee Chair
  • Jewish Community Foundation, Legal Counsel, Professional Advisors Committee
  • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Foundation, Advisor and Former Board Member
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City, Planned Giving Committee, Former Chair
  • LEAVE A LEGACY Kansas City, Co-Chair, 2002-2005
  • Kansas City Community Foundation, Professional Advisors Committee

  • Best Lawyers of America, Trusts and Estates, 1995-2024; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers of America, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2017, 2019
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2023

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Estate Planning Society of Kansas City
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Probate & Trust Law Committee
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Mid-America Planned Giving Council, President, 1995; Treasurer, 1999
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly NCPG), Board Member, 1997-2001; President, 2001; Treasurer, 1999