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Kenneth E. Barnes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Barnes Law Firm
919 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-608-4065
Fax: 816-471-4321
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Kenneth E. Barnes, of Barnes Law Firm, is a personal injury attorney in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Barnes has over 20 years of experience handling personal injury matters involving brain injury, railroad accidents, wrongful death and matters under the Federal Employers Liability Act, serving clients in Missouri and Kansas. 

After graduating from Lindenwood University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Mr. Barnes received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He holds a license to practice before all Missouri and Kansas state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. 

Mr. Barnes has practiced personal injury law throughout his career, and has recovered major amounts in settlements and verdicts for accident victims and their families. He is dedicated to developing personal relationships with his clients, understanding that they are going through a difficult time. He advocates aggressively on their behalf for fair compensation after an injury caused by negligence.

Reflecting his legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Barnes an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest available rating, presented to only certain attorneys. In 2012 the National Trial Lawyers organization included him on its “Top 40 Under 40” list. 

Active in his legal community, Mr. Barnes is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and a published editor of the publication the Trial Notebook. He also enjoys contributing to his local community and is involved in his local church. 

*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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


10 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

About Kenneth E. Barnes

First Admitted: 1999

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Lindenwood University, B.A., Political Science, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Team Leader, Woods Chapel Church, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor, Trial Notebook, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Board of Governors, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Missouri


  • $3.75 Million FELA Arbitration Award, 2011


  • Award for one of the Top 40 lawyer under the age of 40 for the state of Missouri given by the National Trial Lawyers., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
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Office Location for Kenneth E. Barnes

919 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-608-4065

Fax: 816-471-4321

Last Updated: 5/31/2022

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