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Kim Benjamin

Kim Benjamin

We fight for your FREEDOM when the government wants to take it from you!
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Missouri
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Summary

As the owner of the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, I manage an amazing team of lawyers who focus on criminal and DWI defense, while also collaborating with a team of lawyers on personal injury and nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

I have extensive trial experience with more than 200 trials, including dozens of jury trials, and have not lost a trial in over 10 years. I enjoy mentoring and training other lawyers in trial skills - those on the team at Benjamin Law Firm in addition to lawyers across the country.

In addition to practicing law, I am on the faculty at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and the National College of DUI Defense. Due to a particular passion for DWI defense, I am the co-director for the Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar sponsored by the Missouri Bar and Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and serve as the chair of the DWI Committee for MACDL. I serve on the Board of Directors of MACDL, having served as its president in 2013-14. Additionally, I am serving on the Missouri Ethics Commission after an appointment to the commission by the previous governor.

Education
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
Trial Skills - former student and currently on the Faculty
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The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1996)
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University of Missouri - Columbia
B.S. (1993) | Political Science & Honors Interdisciplinary Studies (Speech Communication & Psychology emphasis)
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Activities: President, Student Foundation Co-Chair, Students Against Multiple Sclerosis Member, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
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Professional Experience
owner & managing attorney
Benjamin Law Firm, LLC
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District Defender & Associate Attorney
Missouri State Public Defender System
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Collateral Consequences of a DWI
The Missouri Bar
Speaking Engagements
Trial Skills in DWI Cases and Using the Science to Win, Serious Science in DWI Cases, Arlington, TX
National College of DUI Defense
Defending Sex Cases, National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Vegas
National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center
The Basics of DWI Defense, Belton, MO
Cass County Bar Association
Anatomy of a DWI Investigation, Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar, Lake Ozark, MO
The Missouri Bar and Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
How to Avoid Ethical Violations as a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar, Lake Ozark, MO
The Missouri Bar and Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Understanding Drivers' License Consequences in Missouri, Missouri State Public Defender System Annual Training, Kansas City, MO
Missouri State Public Defender System
How to Get an Expungement for a Client, Missouri State Public Defender System Annual Training, Kansas City, MO
Missouri State Public Defender System
Opening Statements in DUID Cases, National College of DUI Defense - Defending DUID Marijuana Cases, Hollywood, CA
National College of DUI Defense
Trial Skills in DWI Cases and Using the Science to Win, Serious Science in DWI Cases, Fort Collins, CO
National College of DUI Defense
Trial Skills in DWI Cases and Using the Science to Win, Serious Science in DWI Cases, Arlington, TX
National College of DUI Defense
Defending High Profile Sex Cases, National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Vegas
National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center
Certifications
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - SFSTs Training & Certification
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Drug Recognition Evaluations - DRE Training & Certification
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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - SFSTs Training & Certification
Gary Lowe & Associates
Awards
President's Award for Outstanding Service
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Women's Justice Award for Litigation
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Atticus Finch Award
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Named for the character in "To Kill a Mockingbird” this award is given to those who serve unflinchingly, while defending unpopular clients or taking up unpopular causes. This award is not given every year.
Professional Associations
Cass County Bar Association
Board Member & Chair of Technology Training
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Association of Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
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National College of DUI Defense
Faculty & Member
- Current
Activities: 2014, Member 2016, Faculty
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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Missouri Society for Justice/DWI Defense Institute
Vice President
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Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member and Past President
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Activities: 2013-14, President
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Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
Faculty & Graduate
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Activities: 2000, graduated 2008, faculty
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Missouri Ethics Commission
Commission Member & Hearing Officer
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Activities: Appointed by Missouri Governor Nixon.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Only in personal injury and nursing home cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All other matters are typically billed on a flat fee, but sometimes we utilize an hourly fee.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Websites & Blogs
Website
www.DWICriminalLawCenter.com
Contact & Map
Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm, LLC
8427 Clint DRive
Belton, MO 64012
USA
Toll-Free: (816) 322-8008
Fax: (816) 322-8010