Who We Are
The Benson Law Firm provides more than legal representation for clients. We bring our experience, compassion, commitment and knowledge to every individual we serve. Our lawyers and staff are dedicated to helping you feel more comfortable when dealing with the complexities of our justice system.
Our commitment begins with our first case but lasts throughout your lifetime. We welcome client referrals of their family and friends when they may need legal representation as well.
Meet Jay Benson
Jay Benson has been practicing law in northeast Missouri since graduating from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 1984. He has served on the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys’ Board of Governors since 1997 and was elected to the organization’s Executive Committee in 2009. In 2016, Jay was elected President of MATA. He is also past editor of The Missouri Trial Attorney. Jay holds an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been selected as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer since 2012. Jay was born in Monroe City, Missouri, and holds an undergraduate degree from Truman State University.
The Benson Law Firm employs a trusted staff of Legal Assistants who assists the firm with criminal cases as well as Workers’ Compensation clients seeking compensation for work-related injuries.
Michelle Terhune is a case manager for the firm’s personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, motor vehicle and trucking accident clients. Michelle also assists with general civil litigation clients.