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Learn About Our Team

Learn About Our Team

Polly Bartle Blomquist, JD.

Managing Partner

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.

Anne-Linton Pond Hendrickson, JD.

Partner

Anne joined Complete Estate and Probate Law after spending 16 years at a well-respected mid-size Kansas City firm.  Prior to that, Anne completed a 2-year clerkship in the Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court. Anne is a valued member of the litigation team for her working knowledge of probate and trust issues and administration.

Anne graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After teaching secondary literature for two years, Anne moved to Omaha, Nebraska to pursue her Juris Doctorate at the Creighton University School of Law. While attending Creighton, Anne was active in the student bar association as well as university-wide programs and committees. She graduated cum laude in May 2002 and moved to Kansas City for her clerkship.

Anne is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and is a member of the Estate Planning Society.  She is also a graduate of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Leadership Academy. Anne was on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyer’s Section of LAKC from 2007 through June of 2011. For 2010-2011, she was the president of the board.

When not pursuing excellent results for our clients, Anne enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, their son, Haskell, and their two dogs, Hank and Jasper.

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, 2002
  • College of William and Mary, B.A.

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.

Heather Engelman

Paralegal

Heather works with Polly in the areas of Missouri Probate and Trust Administration. Heather was born and raised in the Kansas City area. She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and minor in Political Science from UMKC and went on to earn a Paralegal Certificate from Penn Valley Community College. Heather and her husband are very active with their four children, whether its competitive soccer games, collegiate cheer, school events or traveling on vacation together. They also love serving together at church and going to the lake with friends.

Rachel Jewett

Paralegal

Originally from the Kansas City area, Rachel moved to Washington state at age 12 with her parents. Twenty years and a MA in History from Central Washington University later, she’s returned to the area to be close to her family. During graduate school, Rachel acted as an academic advisor and enjoyed helping her peers find their passions. Ten years in the government sector has given her experience with policies and procedures. She is an extremely boastful aunt of seven nieces and nephews who looks forward to cheering at sport and band events. They’ll be embarrassed and she’ll be delighted. In her free time, she is planning to pick up new hobbies like ceramics, baking and gardening.

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