Benjamin Law Firm’s experienced trial attorneys use the legal system to protect the rights of people in Cass County, Jackson County, Henry County, Bates County, and Johnson County. With over 25 years of combined legal experience, Benjamin Law Firm provides aggressive representation and sound advice.
Kim practices primarily in the areas of DWI, criminal defense, and personal injury. She studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, before becoming a lawyer in 1996. Kim has handled hundreds of DWIs and serious felonies, including over a dozen murder cases, while participating in more than 60 jury trials and 100 bench trials.
As a leader in the nation as a DWI and criminal defense lawyer, Kim has been honored to receive a faculty position at the National College of DUI Defense and the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. These positions allows her to teach her special knowledge and skills in DWI and criminal defense to other lawyers across the country. Her expertise has allowed her to create and train a team of lawyers at her law firm, allowing you to receive the best representation as they work on your case as a team. Their collective knowledge and expertise is used to strategize the best outcome for your case.
Additionally, Kim has received awards and honors due to her outstanding results as a top DWI and criminal defense lawyer in the country. Kim received the Atticus Finch Award from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers (NTL), and been selected as a Top 100 DUI Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD). She is on the Board of Directors for MACDL, serving as President from April 2013-2014; is an active member of the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, which focuses on DWI defense; and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). She has spoken at national seminars across the country, is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC), and now teaches the Gerry Spence trial methods all across the United States. Kim has also written a chapter for the Missouri Bar DWI desk-set, which is a manual for DWI defense lawyers. (Click here for Kimberly Benjamin’s full profile)
Matt grew up in Marshall, Missouri, and now resides in Grain Valley, and is primarily a criminal defense attorney. He studied Political Science at Clemson University and the University of Missouri–Columbia where he graduated in 2004. While attending undergrad, he participated in Air Force ROTC, earning an Officer Commission in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Whiteman AFB, Missouri from 2004-2009 where he worked as an Executive Officer, and achieved the rank of Captain before leaving for law school. In 2006, he deployed with the 393d Bomb Squadron, one of only two B-2 Stealth Bomber units in the world, to Andersen AFB, Guam as part of the Bomber Forward Presence/Global Strike mission. He received his Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2012, and has been licensed in Missouri since 2013.