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A law firm dedicated to servicing the legal needs of the Northeast Missouri Community with over 20 years of experience.


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Leslie J. Silvernail

After practicing with Wallace W. Lien, a firm specializing in land use in Salem, Oregon, Ms. Silvernail opened her practice in Long Beach, Washington in 2001 where she zealously represented juvenile and adult clients in criminal,, family, and civil cases.  Ms. Silvernail practiced in in Washington and Oregon until she relocated back to Missouri in 2006.

Ms. Silvernail continued to work in her own firm until she joined the Missouri Public Defender's Office in 2012.  As a member of the Public Defender's office, Ms. Silvernail represented a multitude of clients in felony and misdemeanor cases and probation violations ranging from 1st Degree Murder to Misdemeanor DWI.  After moving to the Kirksville area, Ms. Silvernail practiced with The Benson Law Firm where her practice included criminal, civil, real property, business, personal injury, worker's compensation and juvenile law.

In 1999, Ms. Silvernail obtained her Juris Doctorate from Northwest School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the top environmental law school.  Ms. Silvernail graduated from Drury College with a Bachelor's of Arts with Honors with a double major in Psychology and Criminology.    

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