BELTON, Mo., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Benjamin of the Benjamin Law Firm, a leading Missouri criminal defense and personal injury law firm serving clients in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, is a recipient of the 2018 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women's Justice Award for Litigation.
The Women's Justice Awards celebrates and recognizes women in all facets of the law, including general practitioners, litigators, in-house attorneys, law students, public servants, and those doing pro-bono work throughout the state of Missouri.
For the past 22 years, Benjamin has focused her legal practice on criminal and DWI defense. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and received her law degree at George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C. Benjamin worked at the Pentagon and the Federal Communications Commission before returning to Missouri, where she spent six years as a public defender before going into private practice in her hometown of Harrisonville. In 2011, she moved her practice to Belton.
Benjamin has served as president and board member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and is a lifetime member of the organization. She is a member of the faculty of the National College of DUI Defense and frequently lectures on criminal and civil trial strategy at seminars for The Missouri Bar and MACDL. In addition, Benjamin shares her litigation expertise as a volunteer member of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College faculty. In 2016, the Governor of Missouri appointed her to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Benjamin has participated in more than 60 jury trials, 100 bench trials, and has handled hundreds of serious felonies, including over a dozen murder cases, during her career. She has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Top 100 DUI Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense.
The Benjamin Law Firm is a Missouri criminal defense and personal injury law firm serving clients in Cass, Jackson, Henry, Bates and Johnson counties. The firm concentrates on DWI/DUI defense, drug crimes, assault, and other felony and misdemeanor crimes, as well as personal injury law, including car accidents and truck accidents. For more information, visit benjaminlawkc.com.
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