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Bernard Thomas Schmitt

Personal injury Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Ben Schmitt

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 34 years
    Kansas - KS 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Location

Schmitt Mulhern, LLC
3100 Broadway Blvd.
Suite 1420
Kansas City, MO, 64111

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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible
I can't say enough good things about Ben Schmitt and Schmitt Law Firm. They helped my Grandfather after he was in an auto accident when the insurance company did not want to give him a fair settlement, Schmitt Law Firm changed my family's life for the better and I recommend them to everyone! Excellent communication throughout the entire process with expert-level experience & knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
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Auto Accident Head Trauma
Ben had my best interest from the get-go. His keen eye for brain trauma and high level of compassion, along with his utmost professionalism and experience, kept me confident that I had hired the right attorney for my case. Ben Schmitt never once failed to make sure my best interest was his first priority. I have recommended Ben to many and will continue to do so for I want my family and friends to be counseled by the very best.
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Posted by Janet | August 11, 2017
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Ben Schmitt is a great lawyer!
I hired Ben to be my personal injury lawyer. This was my first time to do so, so glad I did. The insurance company wanted to settle for a very small amount, but Ben was able to get me a good settlement. Ben and his team were very professional and glad it all turn out in my favor. I would refer him to anyone who needs a great lawyer.
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Response from Bernard Schmitt July 5, 2018
Thank you Janet. It was my pleasure and I hope you are doing well.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Took on my case and worked it for awhile but ebded up getting me the maxium ammount. Would use him again!
Posted by Melody | June 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Injured in a car accident
I was rear-ended by a distracted driver, had significant damage to my car, whiplash and a compression fracture to my back. I missed work due to pain and doctor's appts., which caused me to lose income. I tried handling the insurance company on my own, but it became clear that they did not have my best interest in mind. Mr. Schmitt took control of the situation, was always one step ahead of the insurer and got me a sweet deal. After the pain and inconvenience, having a smart attorney represent me was the only positive part of the experience.
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Response from Bernard Schmitt July 5, 2018
Thank you Melody. We were glad to assist
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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Motorcycle accident
Right from the start he collected all yhe required documents and got straight to work to get me the most financial support that was available.
Posted by Colleen | February 10, 2017
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Brown/Lathrum review
Ben gave us sound, realistic legal advice. He is not afraid to take on a challenge, was professional, courteous and compassionate. We would definitely use his services again, should we need them in the future.
Posted by Steve | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute BEST!
Ben Schmitt is an outstanding attorney that I highly recommend. He consistently provided highly professional legal services resulting in a very favorable outcome, while demonstrating genuine concern for my physical and emotional well-being, and that of my family. Should I need it, I would not hesitate to reach out for his help again.
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Posted by Dennis | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I was injured in a car accident. I contacted Mr. Schmitt and he explained to me in full what needed to be done. He took over completely from there and kept me assured on how things were going throughout the process. I have recommended him to others and will definitely contact him again if needed.
Posted by Kelvin | June 25, 2015
Highly Recommended
Ben Schmitt took a case for me that no other lawyer would take did ta wonderful job and won in my favor against the insurance co. highly recommended defiantly would call on again
Posted by Leonard Gragson | June 19, 2015
Review of Ben
I have known Ben since 1990 when he was an associate with a large insurance defense firm. As an associate he did much of the work on cases that had been assigned to partners. Eventually I requested that he personally be assigned the case and when he left the firm my cases went with him. For several more years it was my pleasure to work with Ben, and he handled a substantial amount of litigation for my company. Regrettably when I went to work for another company I was not able to work with Ben very often as my company used staff counsel. We still met on occasions and enjoyed those contacts because I never felt I was being pursued as another client. Now Ben is doing plaintiff work for injured parties, and I can say in all sincerity if I knew someone in need of legal services I would recommend them to Ben without hesitation. My only regret is that now he handling plaintiff work I will not be able to work with him. But I will still enjoy our occasional lunches.
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Posted by Jessica | June 19, 2015
Simply the Best!!!
Ben was extremely professional and went above and beyond for me. My case ended a lot better than I had expected due to Ben and his amazing abilities at his job. He is great at what he does and the other lawyers knew it. I highly recommend Ben!!! He is very personable and I very much enjoyed working with him. Definitely worth every penny!!! (and then some)
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Posted by Benson | June 19, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
My experience with Ben was outstanding. Allowing Ben to handle my case was one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is very thoughtful, knowledgeable, trustworthy, communicative, and professional. Whenever I had any questions or issues, he'd always be prompt with an answer or explanation to make sure I understood. If you're looking for above and beyond representation, then I highly recommend Ben!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Schmitt Manz Swanson & Mulhern
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Harris McCausland & Schmitt
  • 1993 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs
  • 1989 - 1993

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Illinois College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Associations

  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Products Liability Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clayton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Clayton County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2008
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Robert C. Welch Pro Bono Award
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Chapter 4
  • Missour Bar Deskbook
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • National Biker Roundup
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motiorist Coverage
  • 2012
  • Film and the Law
  • Jury Selection
  • 2011
  • Bench & Bar Conference
  • Jury Selection
  • 2011
  • Bench & Bar
  • War Stories
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected trial attorney in the community. He is knowledgeable about trial tactics and has defense background as well. I highly recommend him for any personal injury matter in Kansas or Missouri."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bernard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Had worked with Ben on several cases and refer cases to him that I have in his area. Ben has a well deserved reputation for excellence with the legal community. He has been very effective on the cases I have referred to him or worked on with him."
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Kansas City Personal injury Lawyer Bernard Thomas Schmitt
Bernard Thomas Schmitt
Personal injury Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 34 years