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Bernard Thomas Schmitt

Bernard Thomas Schmitt

also known as Ben Schmitt

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Paul Edward Evans

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasant and educational opportunity to work against Ben Schmitt on more than one occasion. I have always found him to be prepared and knowledgeable about the case, and a seasoned adversary with polished legal skills.


    Paul Evans Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael W. Wharton

    Ben Schmitt is one of the finest legal minds in Kansas City. I met Ben when we tried a case together several years ago each representing separate clients. I was thoroughly impressed by his professionalism and skill. I endorse Ben.


    Michael Wharton Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Schmitt Mulhern, LLC

3100 Broadway Blvd.
Suite 1420
Kansas City, MO, 64111



MOGood Standing, Active199001/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law198908/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Robert C. Welch Pro Bono AwardKansas City Metropolitan Bar Association2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSchmitt Manz Swanson & Mulhern2005 - 2010
PartnerHarris McCausland & Schmitt1993 - 2005
AssociateWallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs1989 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kansas Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
American Association for Justice, Products Liability SectionMember2011 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Clayton County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Clayton County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Chapter 4Missour Bar Deskbook1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Illinois CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Biker RoundupUninsured and Underinsured Motiorist Coverage2012
Film and the LawJury Selection2011
Bench & Bar ConferenceJury Selection2011
Bench & BarWar StoriesN/A