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Proven Trial Lawyers Serving the Injured for 60+ Years 
Our Attorneys

Experienced personal injury Attorneys

We Are the Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Rely On.

After suffering a serious injury or injustice caused by someone’s negligence or criminal act, you deserve to be heard. Since 1949, our attorneys have dedicated our professional careers to representing individuals and families in cases of serious injury, wrongful death and financial fraud. We have a record of success that

Well Recognized Prominence

Our attorneys have long been known in the legal community as among the best trial attorneys in the Midwest. The many types of recognition they have 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.).
  • 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 have recovered millions of dollars in money damages in settlements and verdicts for victims of negligence throughout the Midwest.
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We invite you to learn more about our attorneys by visiting the links to their individual profile pages below. Contact us to arrange a free consultation today.

John Shamberg

Tribute to John Shamberg

John Elliott Shamberg was a very successful trial attorney whose legal career extended over 60 years. He died on July 9, 2009. John was a co-founder of Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd. Even more, he was a mentor, advisor, vigorous advocate for legal rights, and still today, a perpetual example of our founding principles. During his distinguished legal career, he engaged in many groundbreaking cases which impacted the way laws were re-written. He also represented hundreds of personal injury victims, many of them children, who suffered due to gross negligence. Most notably, he was part of the designated lead counsel for victims of the 1981 catastrophic collapse of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel skywalks, a tragedy resulting in the death or serious injury of 350 people. John was recognized with many honors and awards for his eminent accomplishments in the legal profession. He also received the Bronze Star medal for his heroic and meritorious service during World War II as a member of the Greatest Generation. He leaves behind an incredible and enduring legacy.

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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