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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

Over the last 30 years, Scott Hofer has developed a successful trial practice, focusing on the defense of bad faith and extra-contractual insurance claims, insurance coverage, commercial and business litigation, and sports.

Scott is a frequent presenter in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and has recently presented at the DRI Coverage and Bad Faith Symposium, FDCC Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar, and others.

Prior to practicing law, Scott obtained a degree in Architectural Engineering and worked for an engineering and architecture firm in Chicago.


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Illinois
  • Oklahoma
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, Northern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • USDC, Central District of California
  • USDC, Eastern District of California
  • USDC, District of Connecticut
  • 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

  • ALFA International
    • Steering Committee Member, Insurance Practice Group
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Invitation Only)
    •  MO/KS Board of Directors, 2020-present
  • American College of Coverage Counsel (Invitation Only)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (Invitation Only)
  • International Society of Barristers (Invitation Only), Fellow
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    •  Board of Directors, 2002-2008

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Missouri and 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...