Meet St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer Benjamin J. Sansone

St. Louis personal injury attorney Ben Sansone approaches his law practice by applying the same credo to all his cases, big and small alike.

“My clients get me handling every aspect of the case, not somebody else,” he says. “They get my absolute personal dedication to their case.”

Sansone has been employing that personal touch since 2004, when he decided that he wanted to be a plaintiff’s personal-injury attorney instead of working in a law firm that defended insurance companies.

After Ben got his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law in 2002, after serving on the Law Review and graduating in the top 10 percent of his class, he joined a large insurance-defense firm. It did not take long for him to realize that helping injuries victims was more important to him than saving insurance companies money.

Ben Sansone Helping Victims of Personal Injury

“That’s when I started seeing the other side of personal-injury cases and saw it for what it really was,” he says.

The last straw for him came when he had to travel to the home of a grandmother who had been running a small, informal day-care service out of a house that burned down after a child had kicked over a candle. His job was to tell her that her insurance was being denied because she did not disclose to her homeowner’s insurance company that she watched kids at her house as an informal daycare for friends and family member’s children to help make ends meet.

“I felt like trash,” Sansone says. “That’s when I decided I was quitting and starting my own law-firm.”

He went solo, developing his practice in a small office for several years until he and Gary Lauber, also a solo, decided to join forces.

Today Sansone concentrates his practice almost entirely on plaintiff’s personal-injury cases, including auto accidents, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

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Notable Achievements

2016 St. Louis medical malpractice case.


2007 Medical-malpractice case settled involving the death of patient following gastric bypass surgery.


2020 judgment on behalf of a client who was severely injured after being hit in a car accident by a drunk driver.

Personal Injury Lawyer Scores Big For Clients in St. Louis

Another highlight for Sansone was a $290,000 arbitration verdict for a client who was fell and hurt his back at a Marriott hotel. The defendant company offered $50,000 and the case went to trial in front of a arbitrator.

“Just the fact that he and his wife are taken care of now made me sleep better at night,” Sansone says. “It wouldn’t have affected me so badly financially if we’d lost; it would have upset me more that he would have lost his one opportunity at justice.”

“If something goes bad for my client, it really affects me; I take it home,” he says. “And if something goes well for my client, it also affects me.”

His community involvement includes membership in the Missouri Bicycle Federation and involvement in the Helmets First! Program, which provides helmets to poor inner-city children.

In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, golf, and hunting.

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  • JD, St. Louis University, 2002
  • St Louis University Law Review, Graduated in top 10% of class
  • BSBA, University of Tulsa, 1999
  • Missouri, 2002
  • Illinois, 2003
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2003
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Missouri, 2003
  • United States District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2005


  • Missouri Bar – Member Since: 2002
  • Illinois Bar  – Member Since: 2003
  • United States Federal District Court  – Member Since: 2003
  • AAJ: American Association of Justice  – Member Since: 2004
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys – Member Since: 2004
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  – Member Since: 2005
  • Elected Alderman for City of Des Peres – Elected in 2017
  • Alderman to Des Peres Public Safety Commission
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate – Member Since: 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum– Member Since: 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Specialty in Medical Malpractice – 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Specialty in Motor Vehicle Injuries – 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Specialty in Brain Injury – 2015