Part of the Independence Community for Four Decades

Since 1965, people in Independence and throughout western Missouri have been turning to Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson, LLC for their complete legal needs. Our team of lawyers and professional staff offers decades of experience and legal knowledge. Many of our clients come to us by referral from legal professionals throughout the region.

For over forty years, the hallmark of our success has been our commitment to personal respect and care. We know this is probably a tough time and you have some hard decisions to make. There is nothing more important than having a lawyer you can trust.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Offenses
  • DUI and Traffic Violations
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Divorce Appeals
  • Wills and Trusts

Every law firm will talk about experience. If it doesn't translate into effective solutions, experience doesn't really matter. That's where integrity and respect from judges, prosecutors and opposing lawyers makes a difference. Finding the right solution often means working together on your behalf. Our reputation for integrity and passionate representation is your strongest asset.

Call Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson, LLC today at 816-535-8383 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney R. Scott Richart


  • Missouri, 1993


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. - 1985

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

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

Attorney Erin B. Bajackson


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


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Major: Emphasis in Child & Family Law
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: Broadcast Journalism & Mass Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association – Family Law Section, Member
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • KCMBA, Member
  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Candler S. Rogers Writing Award
  • The John Speca Family Law Award
  • Terry L. Thomas Trial Practice Award

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