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				James Scott
Commercial litigator

James Scott Kreamer

Managing Member in Kansas City

Scott Kreamer is a trial attorney. Because of his standing in the industry he was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, recognizing less than one percent of the bar. Scott has tried a wide variety of cases including commercial, construction, financial services, insurance, and products liability. He has also served as national counsel for clients in the areas of toxic tort litigation and financial services.

Scott is the firm's Managing Member. He has been an active member of various bar organizations over the course of his career. Scott recently completed his terms as Chairman of the Board and President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an invitation-only organization consisting of accomplished defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and insurance industry executives who have achieved professional distinction during their careers. He currently serves as an officer (Vice President) on the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Civil Justice, a coalition of defense bar organizations, law firms, and corporations committed to reform in the civil justice system.

In light of his experience, Scott is frequently called upon to author papers and deliver lectures at conferences across the country. He is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. 


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1986

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Fidelity and Surety Sub-Committee
    • Section of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Committee
    • Litigation Section
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • DRI
    • Board of Directors
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • Past Chairman of the Board
    • Past President
    • Past President-Elect
    • Past Secretary-Treasurer
    • Past Senior Director
    • Past Executive Committee Member
    • Past Website Director
    • Past Dean of Litigation Management College
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
    • Executive Committee Member (President-Elect), 2024-2025
    • Executive Committee Member (Vice President), 2023-2024
    • Executive Committee Member (Secretary), 2022-2023
    • Board of Directors Member, 2020-2022
  • Missouri Bar Association
    •  Kansas City Representative to YLS Council (1993-1999)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA, Kansas City & Surrounds, 2022-present
    • General Commercial Litigation (2022-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 2013-present
    •  Litigation  Construction (2013-present)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006-2009, 2013-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Missouri Lawyers Media Business Defense POWER List, 2021-present
  • Missouri Lawyers Media Inaugural Top Managing Partners List, 2023
  • Missouri Lawyers Media Law Firm Leader Award, 2019
  • The Business Journal Law Influencers List, 2019
  • FDCC Joseph R. Olshan Award, 2011
  • Missouri Lawyers Media Top Jury Verdicts, 2010

News & Events



Baker Sterchi Obtains Dismissal for International Restaurant Chain Company

Baker Sterchi recently obtained dismissal of all claims against its client, an international restaurant chain company, in a negligence action. The case arose out of a slip and fall incident that plaintiff alleged caused him to require ankle surgery, treatment for soft tissue injuries to his shoulder, and related permanent limitations.

Dismissal Obtained for Surety Client in Bond Claim

Baker Sterchi has obtained dismissal of client Old Republic Surety in a case involving a claim on a public official bond pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Northern Division. . .

Jury Verdict Obtained for Client in Crop Damage Case

BSCR obtained a jury verdict in favor of our client, Northwest Fertilizer, Inc. after a week-long trial. The case involved a misapplication of an herbicide on corn crops that damaged a portion of plaintiffs' corn crop. Plaintiffs claimed that damage from the herbicide was widespread throughout a substantial portion of the farm while Northwest Fertilizer claimed the damage was isolated and any remaining damage was the result of other causes for which it was not responsible. . .

Judgment Obtained for Client in Contractual Dispute

BSCR received a judgment in favor of our client, Western Surety, following a bench trial in Ray County, Missouri. The claim involved a contractual dispute over an indemnity agreement. The court issued a lengthy opinion and awarded our client the full amount requested. . .

Directed Verdict Obtained for Surety Client on Construction Defect Claim

BSCR successfully defended Old Republic Surety, Inc. in a five-day jury trial involving the construction of running track at a local high school. At the close of plaintiff's evidence, the District Court granted Old Republic's motion for directed verdict and entered judgment in favor of Old Republic. . .

Defense of Fidelity & Surety Client Results in Summary Judgment

BSCR's defense of a notary in a Clay County, Missouri action resulted in summary judgment in favor of our client, the fidelity and surety insurer of the notary. In this case, plaintiff sought to recover under a notarial bond issued by our client to insure faithful performance of its principal, a notary. . .

Baker Sterchi Wins Appeal Before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals In Hotly Contested Construction Case

A decision from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict obtained by BSCR in favor of its clients MacKenzie House, L.L.C. (developer) and MH Metropolitan, L.L.C., (owner) of a Kansas City apartment complex. Appellant, The Weitz Company (an Iowa-based contractor) was retained as the contractor of the apartment complex and eventually walked off the project after significant delays and cost overruns. . .