Ben T. Schmitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Schmitt Law Firm, LLC
 | 2600 Grand Blvd, Suite 380
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-389-4014
Fax: 816-389-4015
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Having more than 25 years of experience, Ben T. Schmitt offers legal services to people in Kansas City, Missouri, and throughout the state. As an attorney at Schmitt Mulhern, LLC, Mr. Schmitt focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, generally handling cases that involve motorcycle accidents, other motor vehicle accidents, products liability and premises liability. He also accepts medical malpractice, workers' compensation and wrongful death cases.

As a former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Schmitt has unique insight, which he draws on to help him aggressively advocate for those who have been injured due to the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of others. Over the course of his career, he has served as first chair in more than 100 jury trials, achieving high rates of success in obtaining maximum compensation on behalf of his clients. Mr. Schmitt's experience includes going up against at-fault drivers and other individuals, large companies and insurance carriers in cases at the state and federal court levels.

Mr. Schmitt has an AVVO "Superb" rating and has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, in addition to receiving a number of other honors. Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Schmitt is involved with numerous professional associations. He is a member of the Clay County Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Kansas Association for Justice, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

In 1981, Mr. Schmitt received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and economics from Illinois College. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1989 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (30%): Bad Faith Insurance

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2005, 2010 - 2019

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About Ben Schmitt

Admitted: 1990, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • Kansas Super Lawyer
  • Robert C. Welch Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2002
  • "Superb" rating by AVVO
  • Missouri Super Lawyer
  • Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal
  • "Top 100" trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Kansas, 1989
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, The Kansas Association for Justice
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, The Clay County Bar Association, 2007
  • Missouri, 1990
  • Member, The American Association for Justice
  • Member, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, B.S., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, 1981
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Office Location for Ben T. Schmitt

2600 Grand Blvd
Suite 380
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-389-4014

Fax: 816-389-4015

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Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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