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I have almost 38 years of experience in providing top notch legal services to thousands of clients of all types of backgrounds. I am licensed in the States of Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. I will take the time to research your situation thoroughly and to take whatever action is necessary to bring about the most successful possible outcome. I am proud that so many of my clients have repeatedly turned to me for counsel and representation and have referred their family members, friends and business associates to me. I am determined to work hard to earn my clients' loyalties every day. I am here to help you succeed.





Strong communication skills  with ability to quickly analyze and assess key issues and advise clients  on appropriate strategy and course of action. Broad legal background  with almost 35 years of experience in the areas of DUI law, traffic law  and criminal law; divorce and custody matters; negotiating and drafting  complex contracts dealing with real estate, business acquisitions,  employment relationships and business relationships; business  litigation; and personal injury litigation.


Rockhurst High School 1974

B.S. - Accounting/Business - University of Kansas -1978

J.D. - University of Kansas School of Law -1981

LL.M. - Taxation - University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law -1985


Kansas Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Iowa Bar Association



Morrison, Hecker, Curtis, Kuder & Parrish - 1981 to 1983

American Multi-Cinema, Inc. - 1983 to 1987

Payne & Jones, Chtd. - 1987 to 1994

Benge Law Firm - 1994 to Present