Attorney

Ben T. Friesen



  • BIO

    Ben Friesen believes the best trial lawyers are the ones who are relatable, credible, outwork opponents. and boil down the most complex cases to their simplest explanations. That philosophy drives his mission to help the injured or financially taken recover from those who are negligent and break promises.

     

    Ben’s desire to pursue justice is rooted in his experience at the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. There, he worked in the Fraud and Corruption Unit helping to prosecute mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and recovering money from those who embezzled from the United States Government.

     

    This carried forward to his litigation career with the national law firm, Husch Blackwell, 2013-2016. There, he successfully defended and prosecuted complex and difficult claims involving medical malpractice, breach of contract, tort, construction disputes and insurance coverage for and against Fortune 500 companies. Today, he takes great pride in pursuing justice for the underdog.

     

    Ben cherishes the responsibilities his clients bestowe upon him, and at KTK he works tirelessly to uphold those important responsibilities. Whether advising on how to avoid a lawsuit, or in litigation or trial of one, Ben leverages his experience to serve his client’s best interests and build meaningful relationships.

     

    Civic & Philanthropic Involvement:

    • UMKC Law Young Alumni Board Member
    • North Kansas City High School, Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach, 2011-2013
  • EXPERIENCE
    • Personal Injury Medical malpractice
    • Complex insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims
    • Construction claims
    • Breach of Contract
    • Missouri Merchandising Practices Act claims
    • Fraud
    • Product liability
    • Multi-district litigation
    • Class actions
    • Franchise disputes
    • Landlord tenant disputes
    • Lien claims
    • Qui tam claims under the False Claims Act
  • Professional

    Awards and Recognition:

    • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017 – Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation
    • Missouri Pro Bono Hall of Fame, 2015-2016

    Bar admissions:

    • Missouri, 2014
    • Kansas, 2015
    • United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 2015
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2015
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2015

     

    Professional Associations & Memberships:

    • American Association of Justice
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • The Missouri Bar
    • The American Bar Association
    • The American Bar Association: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
    • LiveKC Millennial 7 Committee
    • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy 2015-2016

     

    Publications:

    • “Payday Came and with it Fear: The Problem with a 36% APR Cap and Suggestions for Finding a Regulatory Balance in Missouri’s Payday Loan Industry,” UMKC Law Review 943, 2013.
    • “Guttman v. Khalsa,” 44 Urb. Law. 915, 2012
  • EDUCATION

    Undergraduate:

    Truman State University, BS 2010

    • Truman Men’s Soccer

     

    Law School:

    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, summa cum laude, 2014