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Proven Trial Lawyers Serving the Injured for 60+ Years 
Why SJB?

Five Reasons Why You Should Hire SJB

1. We’re the lawyers that other lawyers and professionals trust and respect.

You have many choices when seeking legal assistance. Kansas City isn’t lacking in qualified attorneys. But not all law firms receive such a large percentage of client referrals from other law firms and medical professionals as SJB does. This high regard among our peers, who deem us worthy of their recommendation, is humbling; yet it also speaks volumes about their level of trust in our abilities.

2. We’ll treat you as a person instead of another client.

As one of the Midwest’s most prominent personal injury law firms, SJB has witnessed more than its share of suffering and loss. Our attorneys have been involved in people’s lives at times of tremendous anguish and emotional stress. So to truly understand what prospective clients are experiencing, we relate on a human level, first. We listen; then examine the facts, provide counsel and invest ourselves fully and personally.

3. Our attorneys are highly capable and highly committed to justice.

As personal injury attorneys, only one result is acceptable – justice for our clients. It makes us passionate advocates for you and your family. To be fervent protectors of fairness, we rely on more than legal, negotiation and courtroom skills. We draw upon genuine feelings of empathy and concern in seeing that you achieve the compensation you rightly deserve.

4. We’ll work harder to ensure that we’re well prepared for your success.

Many lawyers are willing to put in long hours of work. We believe that ultimate success on your behalf takes more. It requires intense determination and a near-obsessive and vehement conviction in the need to right wrongs by holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

5. We have the talent, determination and resources to go the distance.

Many law firms are not likely to tell you this, but they may not have the size, experience, patience or financial resources to bring your case to its best conclusion. SJB takes pride in our brand of all-in advocacy. When we agree to handle your case, we do so knowing that we can endure the rigors of potentially prolonged litigation and that we have the capital, good judgment and perseverance to see your case through.


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.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
  • “Handled all of my concerns with the highest level of professionalism.”

    - Sarah B.
  • “With the help of SJB, we were able to get some answers and some peace of mind.”

    - Katy Brown
  • “Highly recommend this firm.”

    - Amanda H.


  • 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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