Scott Haines grew up in the Detroit, Michigan area, where his grandfather was one of the pioneers of the UAW. Scott always wanted to become a lawyer, and developed an early appreciation for the real-world impact that the legal system has on individuals and businesses. Licensed in Missouri and Kansas, Scott has practiced law in Kansas City for nearly thirty years. He is known for his adept legal reasoning, and for his skill in devising and explaining legal strategies that serve his clients’ practical business interests as well as their legal needs. In 2007, Scott received the Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association for his exemplary service to a pro bono client.