Learn About Our Team

Learn About Our Team

Polly Bartle Blomquist, JD.


In 2001 after being admitted to the Missouri and Kansas Bar, Polly Bartle Blomquist began her career at the Family Court in Jackson County, Missouri.  While there, she tried hundreds of cases, gaining valuable trial experience.  After having children, the gravity of the responsibilities of parenting caused Polly to realize the importance of Estate Planning for young families.  As she began discussing Estate Planning with her friends and family, it became apparent how few people possessed accurate information on the subject.  Because of this, Polly decided to move into the private sector to begin providing Estate Planning for individuals and families with the goal of educating them about the value of proper advanced planning. Today Polly works to help families achieve their objectives, whether that be ease of transfer of assets or ensuring assets are preserved, protected, and managed effectively for beneficiaries for years to come.

With the combination of Estate Planning and trial experience, Polly has a unique perspective.  She plans with the idea of the future and possible pitfalls.

When she is not serving clients, you will find her volunteering at her church, spending quality time with her husband, son, and daughter, and traveling to ski, hike, or pursue any outdoor adventure.

Polly educates other lawyers and professionals by teaching continuing education classes, and is a member of Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Cass County Bar Association, Johnson County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel,  Elder Counsel, and the Association of Women Lawyers.

Lisa Riffle

Lead Paralegal

Lisa oversees the processing of several areas of service, including decedent estates, estate planning, trust funding, and trust administration. She received her bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University and has 9 years of paralegal experience. Lisa brings much value to the practice with her strong attention to detail coupled with over 18 years of customer service experience in the banking industry. Lisa enjoys building relationships with clients and feels that the services provided by the firm are important and valuable for those we serve.
Lisa, a lifelong Royals and Chief fan, (you will always find Lisa sporting team colors on game day) grew up in the Kansas City area. Lisa’s passions are her wonderful husband and two fabulous kids, travel, yoga, live concerts and theater, and being a member of the welcome team at her church.

Amanda Schumacher

Client Services

Amanda works with Polly in the areas of Guardianship and Conservatorship, Fiduciary Litigation, and Estate Planning.  Most likely when you call our office, you will speak first to Amanda. Amanda has lived in the Kansas City area for 13 years, plus an additional 4 years for college at William Jewell. She enjoys time spent with her husband and three kids, whether it be playing games at home or venturing out on road trips to visit family, the beach, or the mountains. In addition to traveling, Amanda enjoys baking, jogging, volunteering at school and with her church’s children’s ministry.  She also has a 2nd job of driving her active kids around to their various activities.

Betsy Bartle

Legal Assistant

Betsy works with Polly in the areas of estate planning, probate, and social media marketing, and engagement. When you call the office, Betsy will be one of the welcoming voices you hear on the other end. Betsy grew up in the Kansas City area. She graduated Summa Cum Lauda from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy-Society & Law, and plans to attend law school in the fall of 2021. During college, Betsy mentored young women at Girls on the Run, and Girls, Inc. She was a Panhellenic recruitment counselor and an academic chairwoman for the Gamma Tau chapter of Gamma Phi Beta. Betsy enjoys spending time with her family, snow skiing, baking bread, and traveling.