Experienced Advocates and Trial Attorneys
Kimberly Benjamin is a trial lawyer with The Benjamin Law Firm in Belton, Missouri, practicing primarily in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. After almost 6 years as a public defender and a district defender, she went into private practice in her hometown here in Cass County. Since graduating from the George Washington University Law School in 1996, she has handled more than 40 jury trials, 30 bench trials and hundreds of serious felonies, including over a dozen murder cases.
Kim graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College (TLC) in October 2000 and is currently faculty at TLC. She was elected by her peers to serve on the F Warriors Board, which is the alumni association for TLC. Kim is a frequent lecturer at seminars for The Missouri Bar, MACDL, and the Missouri State Public Defender System.
Kim is on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and serves as the Secretary and CLE Chair for MACDL. She is also a member of the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice and the Criminal Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA).
Chris Benjamin is a trial attorney with The Benjamin Law Firm in Belton, Missouri, practicing primarily in the areas of personal injury and family law. Chris graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia Law School in 2002 and has handled dozens of bench trials in the Cass County and Greater Kansas City areas. He serves as the municipal judge in Garden City. Chris was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers publication for 2010 and 2011.
Chris’ professional work has included serving as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and as General Counsel to the Majority Floor Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives. He has also served on staff in the Missouri Senate. In 2010, Chris was elected by the residents of Cass County to serve a five-year term on the Cass County Regional Medical Board of Trustees.
Chris is the Past President of the Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and he has served on the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Investment Board of Directors. He is a member of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association and the Missouri Bar. Chris is a member of the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.
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