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Scott E. Blakesley


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T 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.


  • Professional Affiliations
  • 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

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • 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 (past board member and 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 (former chair of Planned Giving Committee)
  • LEAVE A LEGACY Kansas City, Co-Chair, 2002-2005
  • Kansas City Community Foundation, Professional Advisors Committee


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

Contact Scott Blakesley at 816.292.8268 or sblakesley@spencerfane.com.