Erin B. Bajackson

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Erin Bajackson is a partner who limits her practice to family law issues including dissolution of marriage/divorce, paternity, custody modifications, third party custody matters, minor guardianships, juvenile law, and adoptions.  Her practice also includes mediation for domestic law matters.  She is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri, and practices primarily in Jackson, Clay, Platte, Cass, Johnson (KS), and Wyandotte Counties.

Erin has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2018 and 2019 and currently serves as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association.  She has also authored the family law case law summaries for the Missouri Bar since 2015. 

She joined the firm after working in sports television as an anchor/reporter in both Texas and Kansas City for 10 years.  When she is not busy with her cases, she enjoys time at home and on the lake with family and friends.  

Areas of Practice

Dissolution/Divorce

Child Custody Modifications

Paternity

Adoption

Juvenile Law

Minor Guardianships

Orders of Protection

Mediation

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

 JD 2013 Emphasis on Child & Family Law

University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas 

BS 2001 Broadcast Journalism & Mass Communications

 

Erin B. Bajackson

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Erin B. Bajackson is a partner who limits her practice to family law issues including dissolution of marriage/divorce, paternity, custody modifications, third party custody matters, minor guardianships, juvenile law, and adoptions.  Her practice also includes mediation for domestic law matters.  She is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri, and practices primarily in Jackson, Clay, Platte, Cass, Johnson (KS), and Wyandotte Counties.

Erin has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and currently serves as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association.  She has also authored the family law case law summaries for the Missouri Bar from 2015 until 2020.. 

She joined the firm after working in sports television as an anchor/reporter in both Texas and Kansas City for 10 years.  When she is not busy with her cases, she enjoys time at home and on the lake with family and friends.  

Published Works

Best Interests of the Child - Legislative Journey Still in Motion, Journal of the Am.Acad. Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol 25, No. 2, 2012

Classes/Seminars

Best Interests of the Child: Custody Standards, Past Present & Future", MO Family Law Symposium 2012
UMKC Family Law Summit, 2019

Honors & Awards

•Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
•Candler S. Rogers Writing Award
•The John Speca Family Law Award
•Terry L. Thomas Trial Practice Award

Areas of Practice

Dissolution/Divorce
Child Custody Modifications
Paternity
Adoption
Juvenile Law
Minor Guardianships
Orders of Protection
Mediation

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Education

•University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
•JD 2013 Emphasis on Child & Family Law

•University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas 
•BS 2001 Broadcast Journalism & Mass Communications

Professional Memberships & Associations

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 2013
Kansas, 2014
U.S. District Court of Western District of Missouri, 2013
U.S. District Court of Kansas, 2014

Professional Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association - Family Law Section, Member
Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Executive Secretary
KCMBA, Member
Missouri Bar, Family Case Law editor

R. Scott Richart

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R. Scott Richart is a senior partner and currently the managing partner at Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson, LLC (f/k/a Welch, Martin & Albano), where he has practiced since joining the firm in 1997.  He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1992.


Mr. Richart practices exclusively in the area of Family Law.  In that regard, he assists people who are going through a dissolution proceeding or a modification of a prior dissolution action and has extensive experience in advocating for his clients in the courtroom when litigation is necessary.


In addition to his matrimonial work, Mr. Richart has lectured extensively on family law matters to include prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; paternity establishment actions; complex high asset property divisions; the initial establishment and subsequent modifications of maintenance and child support orders; and contested guardianship and adoption actions.


Many of Mr. Richart's professional affiliations reflect his practice area, and they have included being listed as a Super Lawyer in the State of Missouri as well as becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  He is also a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, where he has served as President of the Family Law Committee, and the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association.  


American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers, Diplomate
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Chairman, Family Law Committee, 2002 - 2003
Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member

Professional Associations & Memberships

Classes/Seminars

Bumps in the Road to Margaritaville: Issues in Dividing Retirement Plans in Divorce, 2017 Missouri Advanced Law Symposium
When is a Judgment Final in Law?, 2016 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting
Co-habitation Agreements, 2015 Family Law Conference, Missouri Bar Association
 

Honors & Awards

Cpt. U.S. Army Reserve, Armor Officer

BV Rated
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Nationally Ranked Attorney, 2017
American Institute of Legal Counsel, Top 10 Attorney, 2017
The National Advocates, Top 100 Lawyers, 2016
Centennial Lion Award, Greater Kansas City Sigma Alpha Epsilon

 

Past Employment Positions

Pro Bono Activities

Executive Director, National Board of Anesthesiology, Inc. 
Military Order of World Wars

Fraternities/Sororities

Phi Delta Phi

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Juvenile Law

Education

Creighton University School Of Law, Omaha Nebraska
•JD 1992

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
B.A. 1985

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1993

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Andrea M. Welch

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Andrea Welch is a partner, practicing in criminal defense.  She also serves as the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Sugar Creek, Missouri.


Andrea has been an active member of Missouri Bar and was previously the President of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association (board member since 2001, member since 1999).  She was also the President of the Missouri Municipal Prosecutors Association (member since 2000). Andrea has been a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Municipal Court Committee since 1999 and a member of the Missouri Criminal Defense Attorneys since 2001.


She has been a Sugar Creek Optimist member since 2007 and on the Sugar Creek Parks and Recreation Committee since 2005.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, President
Missouri Municipal Prosecutor Association, Member, Board of Directors, President
Cambridge Who's Who, Lifetime Member Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Trial Advocacy I of the National District Attorneys Association - National Advocacy Center
Best Law Firms in Missouri as published in the U.S. News & World Report

Currently

Former Private Practice in Criminal Defense with Welch, Martin, & Albano law office
Private Practice in Criminal Defense with Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson Law Office
Assistant Prosecutor, City of Sugar Creek since 2017
Chief Prosecutor, City of Sugar Creek since 2018

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1998

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
 •JD 1998

Avila College - Dual Degrees
Bachelor of Legal Studies 1992
Bachelor of Science 1992

Past Employment Positions

Jackson County Prosecutor
Head of DWI Unit in Western Jackson County
Jackson County Assistant DA
Prosecutor, City of Blue Springs

Fraternities/Sororities

Delta Theta Phi

Montanna M. Hosterman

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Montanna Hosterman is an associate who joined the firm in November 2021. Prior to coming to ARWB, Montanna was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable S. Margene Burnett in Division 7 of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County. During her clerkship, Montanna quickly discovered her passion for Domestic Law and all related areas. She limits her practice to all family law matters including dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody modifications, and minor guardianships. 

 

Montanna is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2020. Montanna was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society while in Law School and was consistently on the Dean’s List. Notably, Montanna served as Student Director of the Self-Help Clinic which provides limited scope representation to indigent individuals. Through her efforts, over 700 clients were provided limited scope representation. 

 

In her free time, Montanna enjoys playing soccer, pickleball, and any other outdoor sport activity. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, her significant other, and her dog, Jersey. 


•Family Law Matters
•Dissolution Of Marriage
•Paternity
•Custody
•Modifications
•Minor Guardianships

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
Education

The University of Nebraska at Kearney
•BS 2016 Criminal Justice & Psychology

•Bachelor of Science Degree
•Major Criminal Justice
•Minor Psychology

•University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
•JD 2020

Fraternities/Honors

•Missouri 2020
 

Pro Bono Activity

*Member Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
•Dean's List
 

•Student Director, Self-Help Clinic