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Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin

General practice Attorney at Miami, FL

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

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I'm the managing principal of The Barrister Firm which is a full service boutique law firm dedicated to providing the superior legal service of a large frim coupled with individual attention of a smaller firm.  We cover a large variety of legal areas in order to better serve the public at large.  We can assist the average person with almost any legal or business issue that they may encounter during their lifetime; thereby making our firm the last attorneys you'll ever need.  In an effort to promote affordability of legal services we accept most prepaid legal insurance carriers and provide our own in-house prepaid legal insurance plans.

 

We are also dedicated to providing the small business owner with superior business strategies, consultations and legal representation. We provide all the services needed to help a small business owner go from conception to full blown operations.  We also provide assistance with minority certifications and RFP responses.  We also assist with debt collection in a manner that respects the debtor and ensures greater collection adherance.

 

We can assist non-profits with 501(c)(3) applications, board of director training and orientation and registration with the Department of Agriculture for contribution solicitation.  We also assist religious organizations in board formation and by-law revisions or creation.

 

We provide REO services for lenders, defend affirmative suits, perform commercial real estate transactions, provide title and closing services, commercial litigation, construction litigation, UCC litigation, condo management, receivership and collections.

Location

THE BARRISTER FIRM, P.A.
600 NW 183rd Street
Miami, FL, 33169
Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin
101 NE 3rd Avenue
Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce & Paternity: Good Lawyer
I utilized Mr. Benjamin for both my divorce and paternity cases. Though the divorce took longer than preferred, Mr. Benjamin was extremely professional and helpful. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and helped guide me in the right direction.
Posted by Rechell | June 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My Hero
Mr. Benjamin truly came to my rescue today - I was very nervous about my eviction of a tenant. I spoke to him several times by phone and he guided me through the legal procedures and when I asked him to represent me (at the last minute - day before Court) he graciously accepted and handled my hearing magnificently and obtained a win for me. I would recommend him to anyone he wants a polished and cool under fire counsel.
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Posted by Latanya | May 12, 2016
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Fantastic Lawyer
Today I am excited to officially be divorced! I am extremely grateful to Mr. Benjamin and all of his hard work in bringing this day to a close. I am beyond excited. Thank you for all of the time and efforts that you put into my case. All of the answered emails and for doing your best to always keep me updated and in the loop. With my sincere Thanks
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Posted by Carlos O. | May 6, 2016
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Excellent legal services
My case was one of the most complicated , hairy and nasty divorces you would ever seen. Long story short Christopher and his team helped me win my case and fought for me until we I got my rights as a father; thanks to this I'm able to be part of my little one life and see him grow. I'm very happy I would definitely recommend him to anybody that is going through a tough legal situation.
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Posted by LaRon | November 21, 2015
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Custody Case
Mr. Benjamin won me custody of my daughter, was with me every step of the way. Before my custody case, he also took care of an insane child support issue I was having. I would recommend him for any legal needs
Posted by Clement E | May 21, 2014
positive excellent lawyer
Once he received my messages and information he was totally on point. He knows the law.Excellent personal service. He kept me safe from the sharks in the waters. I was very satisfied.
Posted by Channel | May 12, 2011
CHILD SUPPORT AND CUSTODY
I hired Mr Benjamin for a family matter,child support and custody. Mr Benjamn was very knowledgable and compassionate about my case as well as the lack of legal assistance in the community at large. He has truly been an asset to my family and other misfortunate families by providing pro bono work, extended counseling as well as payment plans that we most often need when paying legal fees..He is an advocate for family and the well being of children. He is truthful even when you don't want to hear it, but it was always what was best for the child. He is a community advocate attorney with a wealth of knowledge that serves the people of our commnunity and at large.
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Posted by Glenda | May 11, 2011
Professional yet compassionate!!
My experience is that of satisfaction. The personalization, compassion and attentiveness to my case, gave me a sense of assurance that I was not just another client.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2011
EEOC Discrimination and Mediation Issue
I have a eeoc discrimination and retaileration going into mediation. do i need a lawyer, for 8 month i suffered humiliation from Viewed 14 times. Posted about 2 hours ago in Discrimination - Miami, FL employer and co-workers. Making me work more than others, not giving my the raise like everyone eles, am stuipud like all black people the humiliation goes on, ultimately one co-worker attacked so this a battery charge on him and i was fired 1 day after the employer investigation and he saw not am african descent but everyone in the company is hispanic descent. what is an reasonable offer just an estimate or around, for a case at this magnitude.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Special Magistrate
  • City Opa Locka
  • 2012 - Present
  • Traffic Magistrate
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, FL
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mediator & Arbitrator
  • Salmon & Dulberg, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Barrister Firm
  • 2002 - Present
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2001
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Bachelors of Art
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aueishua Buckner v. Luther "Luke" Campbell
  • Judgment in favor of Luther Campbell
  • John Julian v. Barbara Jordan
  • Judgment in favor of Defendant
  • Kimberly Charles, et al. v. Dade County School Board
  • Settlement in favor of Plaintif

Associations

  • National Assocation of Hearing Officers
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Muslim Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • National Bar Association (Virgil Hawkins Florida chapter)
  • 2011 - 2015
  • NAACP
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Chairman-Juvenile Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Black Lawyers Association of Dade County
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law 19th Edition
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Executive
  • World Wide Registry
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Legal Leaders
  • ALM
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law 18th Edition
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2012
  • Top Rated Attorneys in South Florida
  • ALM
  • 2012
  • 40 under 40 Top Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2012
  • 40 under 40 Oustanding Attorneys of Miami-Dade County
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • 2012
  • 40 under 40
  • South Florida Business Journal
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Put Something Back
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights
  • Police Relations After Ferguson
  • 2015
  • Dade County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Law Office Management
  • 2014
  • School of Leadership Studies: Open House
  • The Importance of Education
  • 2012
  • Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Leadership Conference
  • What are the Issues Facing Minority Bars
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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General practice Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."