John J. Fogarty III

John J. Fogarty III

John J. Fogarty III – Kansas City, Missouri, Attorney Profile

Mr. Fogarty dedicates 100% of his practice to representing those injured by the acts and omissions of others. Whether those injuries occur as a result of a traffic accident, a slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, or involve an insurance claim wrongfully denied by an insurance company, Mr. Fogarty’s significant experience in civil litigation and previous work with insurance companies provide the expertise needed to represent his clients to obtain the best outcome on their behalf.

Previously, Mr. Fogarty represented and defended insurance companies, their insureds, and corporations against claims for personal injury, property damage, construction defects, and insurance coverage matters. For 10 of those years Mr. Fogarty was a shareholder/owner of his own firm. Mr. Fogarty’s prior experience provides knowledge and insight on how insurance companies and other corporations operate, how to help his clients navigate the claim process, and how to maximize the recovery for his clients. Mr. Fogarty’s experience in civil litigation and the court room earned him the designation as a Super Lawyer in Missouri and Kansas. Super Lawyer designations are only awarded to the top 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas based on independent research and peer reviews of fellow attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto/Motorcycle/Trucking Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2005
  • Kansas, 2006


  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2005
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • Bachelor of Science Business Administration – 2002
    • Major: Finance/Banking and Real Estate

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri Super Lawyer
  • Kansas Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

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“Ben has handled a couple injury claims for me in the past 4 years. He will fight for you and earn your loyalty and gratitude because he gets results! He knows every trick the insurance companies will try to pull, he’s five steps ahead of them. Be patient, these matters take time, but in the end you win with him on your side.”


“Ben Schmitt service to his clients exceeded my expectation. He took extreme care to communicate with me effectively and listen with an emphatic ear. His ability to assess my situation, implement & execute the course of action gave way to my successful outcome. I strongly recommend Ben T. Schmitt not only as a great attorney but an ethical leader who cares about his clients.”


“Ben Schmitt is a great lawyer. His accomplishments in his career are outstanding. He helped us very successfully in our time of need. I highly recommend him as a lawyer and a fair and kind man.”


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