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Benjamin Robert Lawson

About me

I am a solo practitioner interested in providing high quality advice on matters ranging from traffic tickets and DUIs to Personal Injury cases at a reasonable and affordable price. I practice heavily in Cook County, Will County, and Kankakee County. I offer free consultations. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    6 years, 50 cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 30%
    6 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    3 years
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    3 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey Michael Godin

    Ben is a highly experienced former prosecutor. He is knowledgeable and effective in his representation of clients. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Ben if I required the representation of a skillful attorney.


    Jeffrey Godin Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

    With pleasure I endorse Attorney Benjamin Robert Lawson for his attentive and professional handling of the state DUI matters that require knowledge, dedication and a sound legal mind.


    Alexander Ivakhnenko Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

PO Box 607033
Chicago, IL, 60660


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the BarristersIndiana University2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, Managing AttorneyThe Law Office of Benjamin R. Lawson2012 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyKankakee County State's Attorney's Office2010 - 2012
AssociateScott N. Sliwinski, P.C.2009 - 2010
Legal InternChampaign County State's Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. JKDismissed
People v. DBClient found Not Guilty
City of Chicago v. DYNon-suited, all charges, fines, and fees dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Law Office of Benjamin R. Lawson BlogThe Adversarial System and Some Myths About Zealous Representation2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of FloridaPsychology, Business ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
1871 Events CalendarCraft Beer and the Law--Practical Things You Can Do Before Hiring a Lawyer2014