Melody Fitzgerel

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. Prior to joining Schmitt Law Firm, she worked for an insurance litigation firm handling personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance dispute cases. With the benefit of this experience, Melody strives to serve her community and make it a better place by obtaining relief for those who have been wronged. She is also a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Association of Women Lawyers, and Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • 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- Kansas City School of Law, magna cum laude
B.A., University of Missouri- Kansas City, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions and Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys