CHARLES T. SCHIMMEL

Chuck is a partner whose general litigation and trial practice emphasizes the areas of complex commercial disputes, financial products liability, trust and estate litigation, antitrust, securities and consumer class actions, wrongful death, and personal injury. Chuck represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout Kansas and Missouri, as well as other jurisdictions across the country.

In addition to his litigation practice, Chuck represents a wide range of small to large businesses in their operational and transactional legal matters. Chuck assists the full spectrum of businesses from startups to established large, national corporations in a straightforward, cost effective manner that his clients appreciate.

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Chuck graduated from Kansas State University with a B.A. in Economics in 1994 and earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1997. Following law school, Chuck began his career at a well-respected rural Kansas general practice law firm. He then moved to the Kansas City area to work with one of the country’s largest international law firms handling pharmaceutical defense litigation. Since putting roots down in Lawrence, Kansas over fifteen years ago, Chuck has represented a diverse mix of clients from Lawrence, Kansas City, and throughout the region.

Chuck is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri as well as the United States District Court of Kansas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, Eighth and Tenth Circuits. He is a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Johnson County (Kansas) and Douglas County (Kansas) Bar Associations, Kansas Association of Justice, and American Association of Justice.

Personal

Chuck and his wife have three sons and twin grandsons and live in Lawrence, Kansas. He is a member of the Douglas County Dental Clinic and active in the Lawrence community. When not busy attending their sons’ sporting events, Chuck and his wife enjoy hiking, cycling, traveling and visiting family and friends.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • General Business/Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate/Landlord Tenant
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Antitrust/Securities Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Injuries

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.
  • Kansas State University, B.A. Economics

Admitted to Practice

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. District Count, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals