Schmitt Law Firm, LLC - Kansas City personal injury attorneys

Joshua Scott

Joshua Tanzey

Kansas City, Missouri

Attorney Profile

Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000. After working for several years in the insurance industry, he left to attend law school at the University of Missouri, where he graduated cum laude in 2011. Josh is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas Bar.

Josh began his legal career working for firms that catered to insurance companies. After years of first-hand experience with the insurance industry, Josh is dedicated to helping individuals who had been injured in accidents or by a defective product or had an insurance claim wrongfully denied.

Josh has tried cases to verdict was recognized as Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018 & 2019 and has received the Ike Skelton, Sr. Award for Excellence in Trial Practice. He is also a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice and Health Care
  • Class Actions
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation


  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Missouri

Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Publications

  • Missouri Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2018 & 2019
  • Ike Skelton, Sr. Award for Excellence in Trial Practice
Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Mr. Schmitt has over 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in over 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.