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Bad Faith & Extra-Contractual Insurance Claims, Insurance Coverage, Complex Commercial & Business Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Sports

Scott Hofer

Member in Kansas City

Scott Hofer is a defense trial lawyer based in Kansas City, Missouri. He is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma and practices throughout the Midwest. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of insurance, professional liability, sports, and appellate practice. His practice is focused on carrier-side insurance coverage (all lines) and the defense and trial of bad faith insurance claims.

Scott is committed to providing not only high-quality representation, but also high-quality service. This dedication has earned him recognition as a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group, an accolade reserved for attorneys who excel in delivering unparalleled client service. Clients appreciate his individualized attention:

"Scott foresees the problems and alerts us; he's very proactive and strategic in his thinking and approach. He treats us like we are his only client."

Scott has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of insurance, has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years, and has received the peer-review rated Super Lawyers designation in Missouri and Kansas every year since its inception in 2005.

Scott is a member of several distinguished, invitation-only organizations, including the American College of Coverage Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and other organizations formed to preserve the right to trial by jury and elevate the standards of advocacy, civility, and professionalism in the practice of law.


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Illinois
  • Oklahoma
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, Northern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Southern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • USDC, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • USDC, Western District of Arkansas
  • USDC, Central District of California
  • USDC, Eastern District of California
  • USDC, District of Connecticut
  • USDC, District of Nebraska
  • USDC, District of Nevada
  • Missouri Court of Appeals
  • Kansas Court of Appeals
  • Illinois Court of Appeals, Fifth Judicial District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Kansas State University, B.S. Architectural Engineering, 1990

Memberships & Activities

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Kansas City Metropolitan Area
    • Insurance Law (2024)
    • Litigation – Insurance (2024)
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2024)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star - Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation, 2023
  • Chambers USA, Missouri, 2020-present
    •  Insurance (2020-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 25+ years AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – The Top Trial Lawyers in America


  • Links to Matters of Note (Partial Lists):
  • Representative Clients (Partial List)
    AIG, Chubb, Farmers, Penske, The Kansas City Royals, The Kansas City Chiefs, Major League Soccer


$9M Coverage Claim Defeated

On July 23, 2015, a judgment was obtained in favor of a liability insurer on a claim to recover more than $9,000,000 of an underlying tort judgment.

Defense Verdict for the Kansas City Royals

In March 2011, a defense verdict was obtained for The Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation in a case filed by John Coomer after he was struck by a hot dog thrown into the stands by The Royals' mascot, Sluggerrr...