Samuel R. Barnett

Sam’s lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer has brought him to represent a wide variety of clients in his young career. As a personal injury lawyer he has been honored by Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” and completed the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Sam has served as lead counsel for personal injury, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, bad faith, and workers compensation cases. In his previous firm he was directly responsible for all aspects of cases, including case generation and intake, client communication, retention of experts, mediation, discovery, and overall case strategy.

As part of the Midwest Innocence Project, Sam has served as outside counsel for several issues, and volunteer counsel on substantive matters. He collaborated with other lawyers in one case that resulted in exoneration as part of that pro bono program, and Sam made sure to be present when the client walked out of prison. He also assisted with drafting, editing, and filing of a federal habeas petition that ultimately resulted in another client’s exoneration. He also worked with a Missouri State Senator to draft new statutory language for inclusion in a Senate Bill relating to pardon and expungement reform.

A proud law graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Sam strives to represent his clients with the most rigorous dedication possible, while still maintaining a collegial relationship with adversaries and everyone involved.  He is involved in several local bar associations and is involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor.  He is an ice hockey coach in the Kansas City area, and also serves as an emergency backup goalie for the Kansas City Mavericks hockey team.


  • University of Wisconsin J.D.
    Certificate of Concentration in International and Comparative Law
  • University of St. Andrews
    St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Economics and International Relations

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