Jim Eftinkjgeftink@comcast.net


  • Missouri – 2010
  • Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri – 2011
  • Kansas – 2011


  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Family Law


  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Columbia – 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Saint Louis University, cum laude – 2007


  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Kansas Bar
  • Cass County Bar Association (President)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

James is an associate attorney at Van Hooser & Eftink, P.C. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. While in law school at Mizzou, James worked in the school’s criminal prosecution clinic, prosecuting criminal cases with the Boone County Prosecutor’s office. James also was a member of the Missouri Law Review and an article he wrote was published in the Spring 2010 issue. As an attorney, James has tried cases in the Missouri counties of Jackson (both in Kansas City and in Independence), Cass, and Bates, as well as giving oral argument before the Court of Appeals. James is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Kansas. ¬†James is currently the president of the Cass County Bar Association. James is married; his wife, Lauren, is a registered nurse. James is the son of Gerard.


  • Mental Retardation as a Bar to the Death Penalty: Who Bears the Burden of Proof?, 75 Missouri Law Review 537 (2010)