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James Scott Benjamin

James Scott Benjamin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Constitutional

James Benjamin

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    35 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Constitutional: 25%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Eric Tolin Schwartzreich

    I endorse this lawyer. In my experience with Jamie he has been Ethical, Knowledgable and Professional. I have known Jamie for over 15 years. He leaves no stone unturned. I have had the pleasure of serving under him when he was President of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and have had the pleasure of co-counseling a case with him. If Jamie is on the opposite side of you, watch out! I have seen what he can do in a courtroom and he is an advocate. Eric Tolin Schwartzreich


    Eric Schwartzreich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jason Wyatt Kreiss

    Over the past 15 years I have had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Benjamin on many complex state and federal criminal cases. Mr. Benjamin always treats his clients with dignity and respect while aggressively advocating for justice. Mr. Benjamin is a seasoned trial lawyer who garners respect in the courtroom.


    Jason Kreiss Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1 Financial Plz Ste 1615
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333940005


FLMember in Good Standing198005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Florida SuperLawyersLaw and Politics Publications2006
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2005
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBenjamin, Aaronson, Edinger and Patanzo1984 - 2015
Prosecuting Attorney Felony DivisionFlorida State Attorney's Office1983 - 1984
Cheif , Special Obscenity Prosecution DivisionFlorida State Attorney's Office1982 - 1983
assistant state attorneystate attorney office1980 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2014 - 2014
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer2010 - 2011
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSecretary2009 - 2010
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationChairman Emeritus2005 - Present
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
First Amendment Lawyers Association1st Vice President2003 - 2003
First Amendment Lawyers Association2nd Vice President2002 - 2002
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationNational Treasurer2001 - 2001
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationNational Secretary2000 - 2000
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1998 - 2014
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1998 - 1999
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President1997 - 1998
The Florida BarMember1986 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/AN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
florida second district court of appealamicus curiae brief of the ACLU2010
University of Miami Law Reviewthe first amendment in chaos2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawlaw1979
University of FloridaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
first amendment lawyers association conferenceObscenit2010
First Amendment Lawyers Association Bi-Annual ConferenceHonest Services Fraud United States Supreme Court2010
FACDL Pensacola Chapter CLEConstitutional-RICO2008
Gentleman's Club Owners ExpoGovernment Tactics against your club2007