James Hurley Worthington

James Hurley Worthington

Lexington, Missouri
I was born and raised in Lexington, Lafayette County, MO.  I have worked at Aull, Sherman, Worthington, Giorza & Hamilton, LLC in some capacity since I was in high school as my father was also an attorney and partner in this firm.  When I was young, I was intrigued by my father's profession as an attorney and his ability to help people obtain justice in the legal system.  Thus sparked my desire to be an attorney.  I completed my education at UMKC Law School in 2002 and chose to return to my hometown of Lexington to practice law.  While I am active in the legal community, I am also active in the Lexington community in several different areas.  I serve on two scholarship committee that provide fund to students to allow them to continue with their education.  I am a member of numerous legal associations and I participate in the local Youth Court which allows high school students to learn about the legal system.  I truly enjoy the intricacies and challenges that the law and each case provides.  The legal profession has given me the opportunity to help people with a variety of problems and issues they may face and I strive to protect my client's rights in each and every case.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Family/Domestic/Custody/Child Support
  • 30% Criminal
  • 30% Traffic
  • 5% Probate
  • 5% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2002
  • Kansas, 2003


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.S. cum laude - 1999
    • Major: Finance and Real Estate


  • Divorce Law Guide A-Z, NBI

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2002 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association , 2002 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorney’s , 2002 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Lafayette County Bar Association , 2002 - Present
  • Lafayette County Bar Association , President
  • Missouri Bar Association, 2002 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Health Foundation Board, 2011 - Present
  • Charles Lyons Scholarship Board, 2012 - Present


  • Phi Delta Theta