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AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Martindale Ratings

Average Peer Rating
4.3/5.0
Average Client Rating
Client Recommended
100% client recommended

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Judge 2013/10/01

5.0/5.0

Very knowledgable and excellent attorney

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Judge 2013/10/01

5.0/5.0

As my co-counsel, Jay Benson conducted one of the most effective cross examinations of an expert witness I have ever witnessed. He was so good, I had a transcript prepared and I use it to teach my associates how...

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Managing Partner 2013/10/01

5.0/5.0

Jay Benson is one of the very best trial lawyers i have ever worked with, in over 39 years of practice. He is honest, forthright, knowledgeable and of the highest morale character. Why he hasn't been rated AV a...

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Managing Partner 2013/10/01

5.0/5.0

Excellent lawyer.

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Judge 2013/09/30

5.0/5.0

I have been familiar with Jay's practice for nearly 30 years and I can state without hesitation that he is an excellent trial attorney.

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Managing Partner 2013/09/24

5.0/5.0

Jay is a very good litigator.

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Sole Practitioner 2013/09/23

5.0/5.0

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Member 2013/09/19

5.0/5.0

Mr. Benson is an outstanding lawyer with the highest ethical standards and tremendous legal acumen. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.

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Member 2013/09/19

5.0/5.0

Jay is a fine lawyer with great experience.

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Member 2013/09/19

5.0/5.0

Jay should be AV rated

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Managing Partner 2013/09/19

5.0/5.0

Jay and I serve on the executive committee of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys together and are among 10 such members statewide who similarly serve on the executive committee. Jay's care, compassion and...

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Principal 2013/09/19

5.0/5.0

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Judge 2013/09/16

5.0/5.0

As a trial judge for the past 16 years in Kirksville, Missouri, where Mr. Benson's office is located, I have had the opportunity to observe Mr. Benson during during the presentation and argument of many motions and...

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Judge 2013/09/16

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Judge 2013/09/13

5.0/5.0

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Judge 2013/09/13

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2013/09/12

5.0/5.0

I have known Jay for many years and have numerous cases against him. He is an excellent lawyer and a reasonable adversary. I have referred several cases to him and would recommend him highly.

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Partner 2013/09/12

5.0/5.0

I have known Jay for many years and have been co- counsel with him numerous times in complex litigation. his work ethic is second to none. He practices in a small town in Kirksville Missouri and the amount of...

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Partner 2013/09/11

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Managing Partner 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2013/09/11

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Managing Partner 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

Jay is an outstanding attorney and exhibits the highest ethical standareds.

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Partner 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

Jay Benson is an excellent attorney with exceptional legal skills. I recommend him for the highest rating--AV. Thank you.

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Partner 2013/09/11

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Partner 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

As a judge for over 30 years, one who has had Jay before him in court many times, I can truly say that he is a 'superlawyer' in all respects. He recently had one of the biggest verdicts ever returned in northeast...

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Judge 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

As a judge for well over 30 years, I have had Jay before me many times in court. He is an 'superlawyer' in all respects. In addition to being a senior judge now, I teach a 300 level class at Truman State...

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Judge 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

Mr. Benson is an excellent attorney. He is always well-prepared, professional, and a vigorous advocate.

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Member 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

Jay Benson is an excellent and seasoned trial lawyer.

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Principal 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

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Client 2013/04/24

5.0/5.0

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Member 2012/08/24

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2012/08/24

5.0/5.0

I have known Jay for many years, both when I was a prosecutor, in private practice, and since I started my career with the Public Defender system in Missouri. He is knowledgeable, professional and a good guy. I...

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Government Counsel 2012/08/16

5.0/5.0

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Unknown 2008/06/23

4.8/5.0

Jay is an excellent lawyer, a very worthy adversary

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Principal 2013/09/11

4.8/5.0

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Judge 2013/09/11

4.8/5.0

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Judge 2013/09/11

4.8/5.0

Jay is a very upstanding man with great know how of the profession and if he feels a case is above his capabilities he is not afraid to refer you to someone he feels might better suit your individual needs due to...

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Client 2010/10/16

4.6/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2012/08/28

4.6/5.0

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Unknown 2008/06/30

4.5/5.0

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Client 2011/04/13

4.4/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2012/08/08

4.0/5.0

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Principal 2013/09/19

3.6/5.0

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Unknown 2008/06/22