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Proven Trial Lawyers Serving the Injured for 60+ Years 
Ratings & Awards

SJB Is One of the Most Highly Respected Personal Injury Law Firms in the Midwest.

Our attorneys have long been known in the legal community as among the best trial attorneys in the region. The types of recognition received include:

  • Attorney Lynn R Johnson is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to the top 100 trial attorneys in the U.S.)
  • He was also selected for the inaugural issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Power 30 in 2020
  • AV rating* under the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America Directory for more than 25 years
  • Top 10 and Top 50 Super Lawyers in Kansas, Missouri, and Kansas City

Fellows and members of exclusive, invitation-only national trial attorneys associations, including the International Academy of Trial Attorneys (limited to the top 500 trial attorneys in the U.S.)

We’ve recovered millions of dollars in money damages in settlements and verdicts for victims of negligence throughout the Midwest.

We work as a team to ensure that we bring our proven approach and combined trial experience to every case. We have a successful history of settlements and verdicts as proof that we’re among the Midwest’s most prominent personal injury and civil litigation law firms.

We’re also proud and active members of the Kansas City community and we represent clients throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Contact us for a free consultation about your injury, wrongful death or fraud litigation claim today.
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

OUR EXPERIENCE PAYS

View Some of Our Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Trucking Accident Verdict $23 Million

    Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman won what is thought to be the largest personal injury verdict in Kansas in a trucking case against Swift Transportation. The $23.5 million verdicts followed a lengthy jury trial in U.S. District Court in Wichita.

  • Massive Bad Faith Judgment $11.5 Million

    The District Court of Riley County, Kansas, issued a ruling enforcing an $11,588,548 judgment against insurance carrier USAIG for its negligence and bad faith in handling a claim against its insured pilot following a fatal airplane crash. In 2021, the ruling was upheld by the Kansas Court of Appeals.

  • Insurance Bad Faith $10.25 Million

    An insurance company's failure to timely offer its $100,000 liability policy after a motor vehicle accident resulted in the company's payment of a $10.25 million settlement of a Kansas "bad faith" action handled by Vic Bergman.

  • Drilling Truck Accident $5.2 Million

    A head-on highway collision caused by an oil and gas driller resulted in a $4 million settlement from the drilling company after a week and a half of trial in southwest Kansas.

  • Preventable Birth Injury $4.72 Million

    The negligence of an obstetrician and of labor and delivery nurses at Salina Regional Health Center resulted in a $4.72 million settlement. The case, which was handled by Vic Bergman and Matt Birch, exhausted the defendants’ available insurance coverage and included $20,000 of the physician’s personal assets.

  • Preventable Birth Injury $4.3 Million

    A hospital’s failure to have policies in place to prevent devastating brain injuries to infants led to a $4.3 million Kansas settlement. Vic Bergman represented the family.

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  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America Directory
  • International Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Best Law Firms in Missouri
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyers

TESTIMONIALS

We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
  • “This Firm is highly recommended and is far from ambulance chasing. They are highly professional and knowledgeable when representing clients and will put you at ease.”

    - Brant H.
  • “The entire team worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for my case. Extraordinary diligence and excellent communication throughout the full process!”

    - Chantelle B.
  • “I had a great experience with the law firm helping me get compensated for the loss of my spouse. I [...] didn't have any issues, and they got me what I asked for - a future for my son.”

    - Former Client

WHAT SETS US APART?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

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