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Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin

Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin

The Barrister Firm, P.A.
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Florida
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Mr. Benjamin is a Lawprenuer(tm) and the founder of the Barrister Firm, P.A.; his practice emphasizes delivery of outstanding legal services in a variety of legal areas such as civil & commercial litigation, family litigation, criminal litigation, banking, probate administration, employment/labor and bankruptcy just to name a few. He is an AV Preeminent Attorney (highest recognized peer rating) and his clients include lenders, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, publishers, corporations (including non-profits), individuals and small business owners. Mr. Benjamin is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator with the prestigious dispute resolution firm of Salmon & Dulberg and he's been listed on the panel of mediators and arbitrators for American Arbitration Association, Collins Center for Public Policy, FL Department of Financial Services and Financial Industry Regulation Agency (FINRA). Mr. Benjamin's wide knowledge of various legal areas and easy going demeanor has made him a great jurist as he serves on the bench of Traffic Court for County Court in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and Special Magistrate for several municipalities. He has served as president of Miami-Dade's Black Lawyers' Association (The Wilkie D. Fergson, Jr. Bar Association). He has also chaired the Miami-Dade County Bar Association's Solo/Small Firm Committee. He has represented dozens of indigent clients through Dade County Legalaid's Put Something Back Program. Mr. Benjamin strives to maintain a practice that provides the legal services most needed in your everyday life so that there is rarely ever a need to look elsewhere. At the Barrister Firm, we are the last attorneys you'll ever need. Specialties: Litigation Alternative Dispute Family Labor & Employment Real Estate Civil Rights Bankruptcy Criminal Probate Immigration Small Business/Non-Profit/Entrepreneurs

St. Thomas University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students Moot Court
Activities: Student Bar Association Black Law Student Association (Southern Regional Treasurer)
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Florida Memorial University
B.A. | Political Science
Honors: All American Collegate Scholar Herman Dreer Leadership Scholar Dean's List Cum Laude
Activities: Senior Class President Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Kappa Gamma Chapter (President) Attorney General Student Government Association Pre-Law Society (President) NAACP College Branch (President)
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Professional Experience
Special Magistrate
City of North Miami
- Current
Special Magistrate
City of Opa Locka
- Current
The Special Magistrate is an attorney and member of the Florida Bar who is appointed by the City Council to preside over code enforcement matters. The Special Magistrate has the jurisdiction and authority to hear and decide alleged violations and exercise the powers of a Code Enforcement Board as provided in chapter 162, Florida Statutes.
Traffic Magistrate
Dade County Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court (Traffic Court)
- Current
Mediator and Arbitrator
Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution
- Current
Managing Shareholder
The Barrister Firm, P.A.
- Current
Articles & Publications
The Truth About Florida's Stand Your Ground Law
In Focus Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Building Communities , Miami
The Wells Foundation
Know Your Rights , Law Enforcement and Community Post Ferguson , Ft. Lauderdale
Urban League of Broward County
Florida Supreme Court
Top 100
National Black Lawyers
Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Legal Elite
Florida Trend
Who's Who in American Law
Marquis Who's Who
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top Legal Leaders of South Florida
ALM Legal Leaders
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
An honor reserved for those lawyers who have shown excellence in practice. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in Florida are named to this list and the lawyer must be 40yrs old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.
40 under 40
South Florida Business Journal
Honoring the best and brightest young professionals in South Slorida who have made waves both in the business world and the community.
40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Miami-Dade County
Cystic Fibrosis
40 under 40 Top Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Legacy Magazine
Listed in Top Rated Attorneys in South Florida
Daily Business Review
Who's Who in America 67th Edition
Marquis Who's Who
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers
This is an honor of invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership as a young trial lawyer.
AV Preeminent Attorney
Outstanding Pro Bono Award
Dade County Legalaid Put Something Back Program
Professional Associations
Broward County Bar Association
- Current
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Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of National Bar Association
- Current
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National Association of Hearing Officers
- Current
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Florida Academy of Mediator Professionals
- Current
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Miami Gardens Nuiance Abatement Bond
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 561029
- Current
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Miami-Dade County Citizens Independent Transportation Trust
Board Member
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City of North Miami Nuisance Abatement Board
Legal Advisor
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Keep Miami Clean
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Dade County Bar Association
Committee Chairman
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Wilkie D Ferguson Bar Association (Black Lawyers Association - Dade County)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
    for most legal areas
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    contingent fees for personal injury, medical malpractice, and some civil cases
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $400 per hour (sliding scale rate and flat fees available - based on income)
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Claims
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Military Law
  • Native American Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Social Security Disability
  • Traffic Tickets
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Haitian Creole: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
19 West Flagler Street
Suite 610
Miami, FL 33130
Toll-Free: (844) 236-7755
Telephone: (305) 407-1180
Fax: (786) 463-4606
Barrister North Miami
18851 NE 29th Avenue
Suite 700 PMB 168
Aventura, FL 33180
Telephone: (305) 407-1180
Fax: (786) 463-4606