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 - 2021
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

The founder of the Schmitt Law Firm, LLC, Ben T. Schmitt focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Schmitt has been admitted to practice in Missouri since 1990, and he is admitted to practice before all Kansas state courts as well.

Prior to forming his firm in October 2013, Mr. Schmitt represented liability insurance companies, and he defended them against the same types of causes of action that he now handles on behalf of people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other parties. This experience has given him an insight into the types of tactics that insurers often employ when they are attempting to delay or deny a claim. The types of cases Mr. Schmitt has worked on have arisen out of incidents involving truck, motorcycle, and automobile crashes, medical malpractice, defective products, and premises liability, and he has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies.

Mr. Schmitt’s successful track record in and out of the courtroom has earned him a great deal of favorable recognition from his fellow attorneys. He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo, and he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Mr. Schmitt’s professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2010 - 2021

About Ben T. Schmitt

Admitted: 1990, Kansas

Professional Webpage: https://kansascitylawyers.com/about/ben-schmitt/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Judicial Nominating Commission for the 7th Judicial Circuit in Missouri, Elected Member
  • Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys  
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • NTLA, Executive Committee for the “Insurance Bad Faith” section, Member
  • 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

Honors/Awards

  • , Included in “Best Lawyers in America”, 2018
  • "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)

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

Last Updated: 3/22/2021

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