Best of CLE Spotlight
Recognizing Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to MoBarCLE
Through numerous presentations at MoBarCLE seminars, Kim Benjamin has made significant contributions to the continuing legal education of Missouri attorneys. For the past decade, Ms. Benjamin has regularly spoken on criminal law and trial practice topics at MoBarCLE programs and conferences, including the Solo & Small Firm Conference; How To Series telephone seminars (Criminal Law, Criminal Jury Instructions, and Traffic Cases); the DWI & Science Seminar; and Successful Trial Tips, among others. She also authored the “Criminal Ramifications of DWI” chapter of the MoBarCLE Deskbook DWI Law & Practice.
Ms. Benjamin is a partner with her brother, Chris Benjamin, at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, in Belton. Her practice is primarily focused in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury for plaintiffs. Ms. Benjamin earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri at Columbia and law degree at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. Since becoming a lawyer, she has participated in more than 60 jury trials, 75 bench trials and handled hundreds of serious felonies, including more than a dozen murder cases. She is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, where trial methods are taught personally by Gerry Spence. Following completion of the Spence Trial Lawyers College, she joined the faculty and now teaches the Gerry Spence trial method across the United States. Ms. Benjamin is the current President for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), and has also served on that organization’s Board of Directors. Additionally, she is a member of the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, which focuses on DWI defense, and the Criminal Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA).
Please join The Missouri Bar in thanking Kimberly Benjamin for her service to the legal profession.