Catching up with Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC

Catching up with Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC

Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC enjoys the distinct privilege of representing a growing and diverse family of clients including dozens of  insurance companies and their insureds, self-insured companies, family-owned corporations to fortune 500 companies, municipalities, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, restaurants, common carriers, product manufacturers and suppliers, and other professionals ranging from general contractors, engineers and architects to doctors and lawyers.

With offices in four locations, FSM’s 30 lawyers offer an aggressive, practical and cost-efficient approach to our clients’ legal  issues. We are committed to providing exceptional legal services in all facets of civil litigation, but what sets FSM apart is that our lawyers are dedicated to resolving cases through jury trials. The partners in the firm have collectively tried over 400 jury trials to verdict while at FSM. While the lawyers in our firm are committed to taking cases to trial, we recognize that the vast majority of cases settle prior to trial. To that end, at the outset of each case, we develop a case specific litigation plan that outlines the key issues and factual disputes and identifies the most cost-efficient and effective strategy for resolving the case. Whether the goal is early resolution or to aggressively protect our clients’ interest through trial, our firm is qualified to provide the exceptional legal services and attention each matter deserves, all while keeping our clients closely informed.

To ensure that FSM’s legal services exceed the expectations of our clients, our partners do not merely manage the work of others, but are pro-actively involved in every case. Our partners’ direct involvement in each case ensures that the work on every case will exceed the standard of excellence our clients have come to expect. FSM views every client as a client of the firm, not of an individual lawyer, thereby encouraging each lawyer to reach out to the other lawyers in the firm with the necessary expertise to meet each client’s needs.   The reward to this team approach is loyal clients who recognize the difference that results from our dedication.

Our attorneys have earned the respect of fellow attorneys, judges and clients. Since our inception, FSM has continually been selected for inclusion in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and has maintained the highest national rating of “AV” for both legal ability and ethical standards by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the nationwide rating service for attorneys and law firms. As a further indication of the caliber of legal services we provide, our firm has been classified as a “Recommended Law Firm” by BTI Consulting Group. The firm’s inclusion among the “Best at Client Services,” “Best at Keeping Clients Informed,” and “Best Performing Law Firms” serves as a testament to our commitment to client service.  FSM lawyers have been awarded numerous legal awards including selection in  U.S. News Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Our Attorneys and our entire legal staff are committed to providing personalized legal service, with an emphasis on close attention to the details of our clients' needs.  If you require experienced, cost efficient representation in a civil litigation matter, please contact us.  More information is available at:


Meet Our PLAN Attorneys:


John’s practice areas include D&O, E&O and LPL.



John’s practice areas include Financial Institutions, E&O, D&O including Insurance Coverage and Extra-contractual matters.



Nikki’s practice includes E&O, D&O, and  Insurance Coverage and Extra-contractual matters.



Judge Jackie Cooke’s  (Ret.)  practice includes MPL, LPL and E&O



Chris’ practice is limited to Insurance Coverage and  Extra-contractual matters.