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I am a family law attorney who handles divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, prenuptial agreements, surrogacy agreements, grandparent visitation, contempt/enforcement actions, and motions to modify custody,visitation and child support. I have dedicated my practice exclusively to family law since 2005. I do not handle any other type of case. I practice family law because I have a sincere desire to help others through the difficult process of divorce. I am passionate about what I do and am always guided by what is in the best interests of the children involved in the cases that I handle. I am the sole owner of Columbia Family Law Group which was formed in 2013. Tana Benner and Myia McKenna are attorneys who work for me and whom I also believe share the same passion and dedication to the practice of helping others through the legal system when it comes to family law matters. I became a certified mediator in 2012. I have additional training through courses with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. My group has also dedicated a substantial amount of time to learning about more efficient ways to practice law and to pass those savings onto our clients through additional training with Clio and the Missouri Solo and Small Firm Conference. Our firm believes in professional, honest, competent and thorough representation. Often our clients become our friends. We feel privileged to represent those who choose us to handle these types of difficult family law matters. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    14 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    14 years
  3. Family: 10%
    14 years
  4. Adoption: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Amy is a fantastic attorney and works very hard to protect her clients as they go through the most difficult time in their lives. She is sharp and she doesn't miss anything. If you are going through a divorce, custody battle, or need a family law attorney for any reason, I would highly recommend consulting with Amy.


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Contact info

Columbia Family Law Group, LLC

1200 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO, 65201


MOGood Standing, Active200201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Pro Bono Wall of FameMissouri Bar2011
Top 40 under 40Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKnight & Salladay Law Offices2004 - 2013
VolunteerSamaritan Center-Legal Care2004 - 2014
Volunteer through Judicare ProgramJudicare-MId-Missouri Legal Services2004 - 2014
Associate AttorneyCarson & Coil, P.C.2001 - 2004
Law ClerkNewman, Comley & Ruth P.C.2001 - 2001
Law ClerkDepartment of Economic Development2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mid-Missouri Mediators GroupMember/Organizer2012 - Present
Baldridge Performance Excellence GroupMember2011 - Present
Business Roundtables-sponsored by Boone County National BankMember2011 - 2012
Women's Network-Columbia Chamber of CommerceMember2005 - Present
Missouri Bar, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
AltrusaMember2004 - 2007
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Columbia Chamber of CommerceMember2004 - Present
Boone County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Truman State UniversityPsychologyPsychology1999
Kirksville High SchoolN/AHigh School1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce CareDivorce Care-Parkade Baptist Church2014
Parental AlienationParental Alienation2013
Divorce CareDivorce Care-Parkade Baptist Church2013
Mid-Missouri Legal Services CLEEthical rules for Limited Scope Representation2012
How to recognize, respond and report child abuseHow to recognize, respond and report child abuse2012
Contracts 101Contracts 1012012
Boone County Bar AssociationLimited Scope Representation2012
Tax Consequences related to Family Law CasesTax Consequences related to Family Law Cases2011
How to recognize, respond and report child abuseHow to recognize, respond and report child abuse2011
Child Interviews in Family CourtChild Interviews in Family Court2010