Attorneys

The Benjamin Law Firm’s experienced trial attorneys use the legal system to protect the rights of people in Cass County, Jackson County, Henry County, Bates County, and Johnson County. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, the Benjamin Law Firm provides aggressive representation and sound advice.

Kimberly Benjamin

Kim practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. she studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, before becoming a lawyer in 1996. Kim has handled hundreds of serious felonies, including over a dozen murder cases, while participating in more than 60 jury trials and 100 bench trials.

Kim received the Atticus Finch award from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL), and been selected as a Top 100 DUI Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD). She is on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), serving as President from April 2013-2014; is an active member of the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, which focuses on DWI defense; and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). She has spoken at national seminars across the country, is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC), and now teaches the Gerry Spence trial methods all across the United States. Kim has also written a chapter for the Missouri Bar DWI desk-set. (Click here for Kimberly Benjamin’s full profile)

Julie Highley

Julie practices criminal, family, and juvenile law. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia and obtained her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. She has participated in over 20 jury trials and over 100 bench trials or contested adjudications.

Before joining the Benjamin Law Firm, Julie spent six years as a Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and two years as the legal counsel for the Juvenile Officer for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. One of her most recent accomplishments was submitting the winning brief to the Western District creating further clarification of a parent’s duty not to subject a child to an abusive or neglectful environment. (Click here for Julie Highley’s full profile)