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: 866-252-2052
Fax: 816-471-4321
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (40%)
Attorney Profile

As a member of Barnes Law Firm LLC, Kenneth E. Barnes represents individuals throughout the nation who have been injured in an incident that resulted in a brain injury. He was listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in 2012, and he has over three decades of experience. In 2011, he obtained a settlement for $3.75 million for an injured client. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Barnes holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, as well as before the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Mr. Barnes is also a member of The Missouri Bar. Along with brain injury cases, he handles personal injury cases related to wrongful death, the Federal Employers Liability Act, and railroad accidents and injuries.

Mr. Barnes obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1995 from Lindenwood University. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1999. Since then, he has been representing the best interests of all those who have faced extreme life changes because of a brain injury due to the negligence of another. His passion for holding negligent parties accountable has resulted in millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.

For the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Mr. Barnes is a published editor of the Trial Notebook. In his spare time, he is an active member of his community and committed to giving back; he is also a team leader at Woods Chapel 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Brain Injury

Transportation/Maritime (40%)

Focus Areas

Brain Injury


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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About Kenneth Barnes

Admitted: 1999, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Team Leader, Woods Chapel Church, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • $3.75 Million FELA Arbitration Award, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Lindenwood University, B.A., Political Science, 1995
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Office Location for Kenneth E. Barnes

919 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 866-252-2052

Fax: 816-471-4321

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Last Updated: 6/16/2019

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