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Benjamin James Hall

Criminal defense Attorney at East Lansing, MI

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2021
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    All misdemeanors and felonies

I served 5 years in the Marine Corps, including a tour in Iraq. I have nearly 10 years of law enforcement experience and started law school while still working full time as a police officer here in Michigan. While in law school, I interned at the legislature, governor's office as well as for a state circuit court judge and two federal judges on at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduating law school, I spent two years working at the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office where I handled cases of various complexity from OWI to criminal sexual conduct to complex multimillion dollar fraud cases. I am a licensed real estate agent and officiate high school and college football and basketball.

I have been interviewed by local and national media about topics including Michigan's child protective services policy and practice and a veteran's perspective and reflection 9/11. I also appeared on The Real and Fox and Friends and was featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, HLN, and other news outlets around the world. 



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Ben Hall Law
1760 Abbey Rd.
Suite 200
East Lansing, MI, 48823


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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
I recently had the pleasure of working with Ben from Ben Hall Law, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Ben was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and patient. They took the time to understand my needs. I highly recommend Ben and Ben Hall Law.
Posted by Edgar C | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Mr. Hall is the best attorney you can hire, especially if you have a difficult case. His experience as former police and prosecutor provides him with a full panorama of the other parties' perspectives and gives him a great advantage over other defense attorneys. Ben is not only a very experienced attorney and highly knowledgeable of the law (as it would be expected), but most importantly, treats you as a human whose life could literally could be on his hands. You are not a bill or just another client. Thus, goes above and beyond even to a personal level to defend you. There are no words to describe what Ben did. We faced a difficult trial with all odds against me. From complainant and police lying, not preserving evidence, to a judge not being impartial and obstaculizing every step. However, Ben was always anticipating every potential roadblock or scenario. He was extremely prepared, very strategic and aggressive when he needed to be. He never let the court intimidate him despite how difficult that district court is. From the very beginning, Ben was always looking at all potential alternatives and solutions with backup plans to be ahead of the game. Ben was always available for me, clearly and transparently communicating status, strategy, challenges and next steps. There are no words to describe the effort, energy and motivation he put into my case to defend me. The best decision I made was to switch from another attorney and retain Mr. Hall. I am truly thankful of what he did to get a positive outcome. He did his best until the very last minute. I'm very thankful to him
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Posted by Stephanie | December 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick resolution
I had spent the last few weeks attempting to get a title signed/lien released by the selling party with whom we’d purchased a vehicle. This was going nowhere until Ben got involved. A few phone calls later and they were ready to sign that evening! Ben was knowledgable -informing me of our options and likely outcomes, he was professional, and he was timely.
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Posted by Robin | November 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful & Helpful Lawyer
He response quickly to questions and if he can’t help you he will recommend you to someone else. Thanks Ben for all your help. Robin.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Quick to reply to my message with honest and helpful information. Even replied to follow up messages to explain the situation to me. I would recommend Benjamin to anyone. Thank you again.
Response from Benjamin Hall November 3, 2021
Thank you very much for the kind review. Please feel free to contact me in the future!
Posted by Melinda | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Office Administrative Assistant
I had an excellent experience with this law office. Ben Hall was able to handle my situation promptly and thoroughly, I was thankful we were able to avoided the hassle of going to court. I was looking for housing and if that isn't an overwhelming task in itself, once I found a place that had vacancies they did not want to allow my support dog and the lady responsible for processing my application began sending me in circles and improperly handled the application process. It was to the point I didn't think I was going to get housing when I contacted Ben Hall. He dove right in and explained to me the process and options and he guided me how to proceed and also contacted the housing development and let them know what their options were and how this was going to go if they continued to unjustly process my application... I received housing promptly with no further issues! So thankful for this option to pay such a minimal fee to have a lawyer in your corner and build a relationship with them. In a world were nothing is for sure it is a comfort to have such ease of access with this law office.
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Response from Benjamin Hall November 3, 2021
Thank you for the kind review. I appreciate your trusting me to handle this matter for you.
Posted by Dave | October 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work ethic & Superb legal mind
Ben was very generous with his time and expertise. He asked straightforward questions and offered excellent options to meet our objectives. Amazing turn around on short deadlines. We needed a legal opinion dealing with a conflict of interest on a local school board. WOW! Ben really understood the issues andbour concerns. He produced an amazing 8 page opinion in in a weeks time. And he worked with us on minimizing legal fees.
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Response from Benjamin Hall November 3, 2021
Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Moving Violations
Mr. Hall was a huge help. Being a former police officer and a former prosecutor was evident in his knowledge of both traffic and criminal laws. Even when I was willing to accept an initial plea deal, he knew that there was so little evidence against me that we should counter the offer. I went from a potential criminal case to a fine and 0 points. I could not be happier with my outcome. Thank you Mr. Hall!
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Response from Benjamin Hall October 15, 2021
Thank you for the review! Please let me know if I can help in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-Owner
  • Ben Hall Law
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kirsch Daskas Law Group
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hewson & Van Hellemont
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Military Police
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2004 - 2009
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  • MSU College of Law
  • JD
  • 2019
  • Central Michigan University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2015
  • Park University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Misdemeanor Reduced to Civil Infraction
  • Reduced to Civil Infraction
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Got the apartment and the problem was out of a job!


  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • 2021 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2021 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • 2021 - Present
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • N/A
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • N/A
  • Capital Area Officials Association
  • N/A
  • National Rifle Association
  • N/A
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • 2019 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Respect for Law
  • Battle Creek Optimist Club
  • 2014
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • N/A
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • N/A
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • N/A
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • N/A
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • United States Marine Corps
  • N/A
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 16
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"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hall provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."