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Kim Benjamin

Kim Benjamin

We fight for your rights when you've been accused of a crime or injured.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Missouri
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As the owner of Benjamin Law Firm, 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.

The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1996)
University of Missouri - Columbia
B.S. (1993) | Political Science & Honors Interdisciplinary Studies (Speech Communication & Psychology emphasis)
Activities: President, Student Foundation Co-Chair, Students Against Multiple Sclerosis Member, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
Professional Experience
owner & managing attorney
Benjamin Law Firm, LLC
- Current
District Defender & Associate Attorney
Missouri State Public Defender System
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
National College of DUI Defense
Faculty & Member
- Current
Activities: 2014, Member 2016, Faculty
Missouri Society for Justice/DWI Defense Institute
Vice President
- Current
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member and Past President
- Current
Activities: 2013-14, President
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
Faculty & Graduate
- Current
Activities: 2000, graduated 2008, faculty
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • 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
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Contact & Map
8019 E. 171st Street
8019 E. 171st Street
Belton, MO 64012
Toll-Free: (816) 322-8008
Fax: (816) 322-8010