Schmitt Law Firm, LLC - Kansas City personal injury attorneys

Personal Injury Trial Lawyers Serving Greater Kansas City

Our personal injury firm is 100 percent dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who have sustained injury and loss as a result of another's negligence. We understand the true costs of the unique challenges you face. Medical costs are astronomical today, and victims typically face significant emotional, physical, and financial difficulties, including the very real possibility of bankruptcy.

Car accidents are the most common cause of personal injuries throughout Kansas City, but our attorneys represent personal injury victims of all types of negligent accidents, including fatal accidents, in both Missouri and Kansas. Other examples include construction accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective product incidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse/neglect, all of which can leave victims with devastating or even fatal injuries.

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We Resolve Insurance Disputes Regarding Your Coverage and Compensation

Our firm also specializes in resolving insurance claims for people who are having issues getting the insurance company to pay the full damages they deserve. When you are an innocent victim and your life has been disrupted, you should not be held liable for the often overwhelming costs associated with medical treatment, lost income, and more.

As caring and compassionate personal injury lawyers, our experience and skill make it possible for us to maximize the results you deserve and expect.

Our top priority is to win the full compensation you deserve, whether through negotiation with the insurance company or litigation. Speak with us before agreeing to anything with an insurance company representative or making a recorded statement.

We Offer the Vital Legal Support You Need to Recover

Our legal guidance, support, and advocacy will protect your rights and advance your interests aggressively. Fighting for justice on your own is tough. Laws often change, insurance defense teams are incredibly talented and well-financed, and the amount of paperwork and investigation necessary to win is monumental.

Without an experienced attorney on your side, the insurance company will use every tactic available to undervalue your claim, minimize any future costs you may hope to get covered, and perhaps get away with paying you nothing.

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, capable of getting the insurance company to treat you fairly. Should it become necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit, our skills in the courtroom and reputation with judges are outstanding. The personalized legal representation we offer you is unsurpassed.

Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Ben has more than 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. He is recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal, Super Lawyers,, and Martindale-Hubbell as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. Ben was also recently named one the "Best Lawyers in America" and joined the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys..

Nick Templin

Attorney Nick Templin

Nick is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received a bachelor of arts in political science and international studies. He went on to graduate from law school at Washburn University. After spending his first years in a general practice firm in Topeka, Nick has actively litigated numerous civil cases in the Kansas City metro area and beyond. Due to his past experience in insurance defense, Nick knows the ins and outs of how insurance companies and other corporations operate and utilizes that knowledge every day to effectively represent individuals that have been injured or otherwise wronged. His abilities as a trial lawyer led to his selection as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018. He is an active member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Melody Roberts

Attorney Melody Roberts

Melody received her law degree from UMKC Law School. While in law school, Melody developed her trial skills by competing on the nationally ranked UMKC Mock Trial Team. Melody also gained courtroom experience as a judicial intern to the Honorable Stephen R. Bough in the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Western District as well as to the Honorable Jeffrey L. Bushur in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.

Tylor Whitham

Attorney Tylor Whitham

Attorney Tylor Whitham is a dedicated, knowledgeable attorney who puts his clients’ needs first. He initially became a lawyer to give a voice to the voiceless, and has since used his professional experience to help the injured fight for the compensation and justice they deserve.

Sam Barnett

Attorney Sam Barnett

Sam graduated from the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland where he studied International Relations and Economics. He then received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. After law school, Sam moved to Kansas City where he began his career at a general practice law firm. It was there that Sam developed a passion for helping people who suffered injuries. He uses that passion and his years of experience to fight hard for every client so that they can get the compensation they deserve. Sam’s ability to both advocate for his clients and achieve results was recognized by Missouri Super Lawyers, who named him a Rising Star in 2019. In his spare time, Sam volunteers at the Midwest Innocence Project, is a big brother at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City, and plays as much hockey as he can.

Motorcycle Accident Injury? We Will Fight for You.

Attorney Ben Schmitt is an avid motorcycle rider and sponsor of motocross and road racing series, so he has a special interest in motorcycle accident cases. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our Clients' Stories

Brown/Lathrum Review

Ben gave us sound, realistic legal advice. He is not afraid to take on a challenge, was professional, courteous and compassionate. We would definitely use his services again, should we need them in the future.

- Colleen

The absolute BEST!

Ben Schmitt is an outstanding attorney that I highly recommend.
He consistently provided highly professional legal services resulting in a very favorable outcome, while demonstrating genuine concern for my physical and emotional well-being, and that of my family. Should I need it, I would not hesitate to reach out for his help again.

- Steve

Car accident

I was injured in a car accident. I contacted Mr. Schmitt and he explained to me in full what needed to be done. He took over completely from there and kept me assured on how things were going throughout the process. I have recommended him to others and will definitely contact him again if needed.

- Dennis

Simply the Best!!

Ben was extremely professional and went above and beyond for me. My case ended a lot better than I had expected due to Ben and his amazing abilities at his job. He is great at what he does and the other lawyers knew it. I highly recommend Ben!!! He is very personable and I very much enjoyed working with him. Definitely worth every penny!!! (and then some)

- Jessica

Oustanding Attorney

My experience with Ben was outstanding. Allowing Ben to handle my case was one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is very thoughtful, knowledgeable, trustworthy, communicative, and professional. Whenever I had any questions or issues, he'd always be prompt with an answer or explanation to make sure I understood. If you're looking for above and beyond representation, then I highly recommend Ben!

- Benson

Highly Recommended

Ben Schmitt took a case for me that no other lawyer would take. Did a wonderful job and won in my favor against the insurance company. Highly recommended. Definitely would call on again.

- Kelvin