James Hurley Worthington

James Hurley Worthington

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Areas Of Practice

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


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.


  • 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. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Finance and Real Estate

Bar Admission

  • Missouri, 2002
  • Kansas, 2003

Classes & Seminars

  • Divorce Law Guide A-Z, NBI, 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Theta

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2002 to Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association , 2002 to Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorney’s , 2002 to 2006
  • American Bar Association, 2002 to Present
  • Lafayette County Bar Association , 2002 to Present
  • Lafayette County Bar Association , President, 2004
  • Missouri Bar Association, 2002 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

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