Kimberly Benjamin is a trial lawyer and partner with her brother Chris Benjamin at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC in Belton, Missouri, where she practices primarily in the area of criminal defense and personal injury for plaintiffs. Kim attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and then law school at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. Since becoming a lawyer in 1996, she has participated in more than 60 jury trials, 100 bench trials and has handled hundreds of serious felonies, including over a dozen murder cases. Her most well-known case, which made national news, was from Lafayette County where all the men in a family were accused of 20-year old sex crimes against the children. Ultimately after years of hard work, and shortly after the judge granting her client released from jail on his own signature after 2 1/2 years, she earned a dismissal of all charges against her client. She has been asked to speak at national seminars about this case, most recently in Las Vegas, Nevada at the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC).
Kim graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) in October 2000 at the Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, where lawyers learn trial skills from the renowned Gerry Spence himself. She is now a member of the faculty at TLC and teaches the Gerry Spence trial methods all across the United States. Kim is on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), serving as President from April 2013-2014; and is an active member of the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, which focuses on DWI defense; and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).
Kim has been honored with the distinction as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) and as a Top 100 DUI Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD). Kim has written a chapter for the Missouri Bar DWI desk-set and has spoken at various seminars on legal issues involving criminal and DWI defense for The Missouri Bar, MACDL and the Missouri State Public Defender System.