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Patrick Benca

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
  3. Constitutional: 15%
  4. White Collar Crime: 5%



Fixed (always)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark F. Hampton

    I endorse this lawyer.I had the privilege of employing Patrick as a young law clerk many years ago. He was brilliant then and his years of experience have made him an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I am proud of his accomplishments and his integrity. An outstanding lawyer!


    Mark Hampton Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Benca & Benca

1311 Broadway Street
Little Rock, AR, 72202


ARAuthorized to practice199910/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Champion of Justice AwardArkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Abolition AwardDeath Penalty Focus2012
Defender of Innocence AwardMid-Atlantic Innocent Project2012
Best Criminal Defense AttorneySoirée Magazine2012
Best Criminal Defense AttorneySoiree Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBenca & Benca2011 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of John Wesley Hall, Jr.2003 - 2010
Deputy Public DefenderPlacer County Public Defender's Office2002 - 2003
Criminal/Litigation AttorneyWilson & Associates, PLLC2001 - 2002
Criminal Defense AttorneyHampton, Larkowski & Benca1999 - 2001
Law ClerkHampton & Larkowski1998 - 1999
Law ClerkDuncan & Rainwater1997 - 1998
Law ClerkJames Law Firm1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Judge William R. Overton American Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2003 - Present
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysVice President2000 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bragg v. Norris, 128 F. Supp. 2d 587 (E.D. Ark. 2000)The court found Mr. Bragg innocent of all charges and he was released immediately from his life sentence.
Doe ex rel. Doe v. Little Rock School Dist., 337 F.3d 349, 191 Ed. Law Rep. 608 (8th Cir. 2004)The Court found the searches unconstitutional.
Fouse v. State, 337 Ark. 13, 989 S.W.2d 146 (1999)Case was reversed and evidence suppressed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The 2012 Ben J. Altheimer Oral SymposiumLessons from the West Memphis Three Case2012
Panel DiscussionAlford Plea - West Memphis Three Case2012
Panel DiscussionWest Memphis Three2011
Racing for JusticeSearch & Seizure2010
Arkansas Death Penalty CLEUtilizing Experts in Death Penalty Cases2010