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Benjamin Robert Lawson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Kankakee, IL

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Judicial Staff (Active) No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Every case is different, and we work closely with every client charged with a DUI to pursue a successful strategy that best fits their case. Contact us right away if you’ve been charged with a DUI.

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Attorney Lawson has been defending people in the great state of Illinois from criminal charges since 2009. If you have been charged with a crime, contact us immediately for a free consultation.

  3. Family
    20%
    Our office takes on many different family law cases ranging from divorce (dissolution) to guardianship to child support. Call us today to discuss how we can help you.

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    In Illinois, a traffic offense can range from a parking violation to a misdemeanor speeding ticket. A traffic ticket can be a serious charge, but it shouldn’t disrupt your life. Call today for a free consultation.

  5. Litigation
    12%
    We handle many different types of civil litigation from small claims to business disputes. Call our office to discuss how we can help you.

  6. Personal injury
    8%
    Accidents happen every day, sometimes involving serious injuries. If you have been injured because another party engaged in negligent behavior, you have the right to pursue compensation. Call now for a free consultation and put your mind at ease.

I am a small firm practitioner interested in providing high quality advice on matters ranging from traffic tickets and DUIs to family law cases at a reasonable and affordable price. I practice Kankakee County, Will County, and Iroquois County primarily. I offer free consultations. 

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Location

Lawson & O'Brien, PC
1 Dearborn Square
Suite 600
Kankakee, IL, 60901

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Reviews

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Posted by Sarah | May 25, 2022
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Dissolution of Marriage
This is the first time I have used a lawyer and Benjamin instantly put me at ease. He answered my questions in a straightforward manner, conducting it all in a professional manner. He was kind and patient in his explanations about the proceedings and what needed to be done. The office staff and legal assistant were equally kind and trustworthy. Should I need services in the future, this law firm will be where I return.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2021
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Speeding 26-34 mph over limit
I got a traffic ticket for driving 26-34 mph over limit and was required to show up on court in Kankakee. I found Mr. Lawson on Avvo.com and immediately hired him after a brief consultation. I did what he advises me to do and the fine was reduced to a minimum. He took good care of me on the court day. He is trustable and definitely recommendable.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
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Criminal protection order
I had a criminal protection order with my daughter on it. He seen how I was getting treated an offered to help. He did more than help. He got the whole order vacated. I can’t express how much joy I feel. Now I’m about to fight for right to see my baby girl. Thank you Ben so much for going so hard. Much respect.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2020
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Aggravated Speeding
Benjamin exceeded all my expectations and was quickly able to achieve the best possible outcome in regards to my traffic matter. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Posted by M. Iliev | March 21, 2020
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FOREST PRESERVE MATTER
Attorney Benjamin Lawson took my case to heart and handled it extremely professional. Very honest and knowledgeable exceeded my expectation.
Posted by Devin | August 5, 2018
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3 for 3
I've hired Ben Lawson for 3 court cases in 4 years. 2 separate driving while suspended tickets, a possession charge, even my obstruction of justice charge all handled properly by Mr. Lawson. This is the lawyer I call and trust!
Posted by Wesley | May 26, 2018
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Retired construction worker
I received a excessive speeding ticket , Benjamin relevied my stress level 100%. took care of everything no worry totally saved my clean driving record i had over 30 years, saved me money on insurance and,embarressment. Best lawyer i had in decades Honest to the point. Second time he saved me 1st was from crooked house repairman. Anyways i tottaly advise this lawyer ,young,smart,always up on law. I definitely would use this young genius of a lawyer. I Be honest you wouldnt find better...THATS A FACT im in my 60's i know.
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Posted by Jason | May 7, 2018
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DUI and leaving the scene
Totally exceeded my expectations. I am able to continue with my license and minimized my fines. Very satisfied with the service and effort that was put into my case. Can't say it enough. Thank you.
Posted by Teena | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Driving 25-34 mph over limit
I was charged with a Class B misdemeanor case in Kankakee. I found Mr.Lawson through Avvo.com and sent him a message after which he contacted me immediately. Sadly, due to being out of town, my case was handled by Mr.O'Brien, Mr.Lawson's partner, but my fine was reduced to a minimum and the charges were dropped after I did a panel as advised by Mr.Lawson. He delivered everything he promised that he would and I would definitely hire him again if I ever need a lawyer.
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Posted by Corey | March 6, 2018
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Very Satisfied. Highly Recommend
Very happy with the outcome of my case, Ben got my misdemeanor battery charge dismissed with altervantives such as an online class session and some community service! Kept me at ease through the whole process as well.
Posted by James | February 8, 2017
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Great Man. Even Greater Attorney!
Got 3 serious traffic offenses down to 1 and court supervision. He did it in a timely manner and made us feel at ease.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive and knowledgeable
I received a speeding ticket requiring a court appearance while travelling in Illinois. Being from out-of-state, I had little ability to address my case remotely. After finding Ben, he laid out the likely plea and court process for me, and his office communicated well at each step along the way. Due to court rescheduling conflicts, his partner stepped in on an appearance to ensure no time was lost. The case was resolved exactly as predicted. I highly recommend Ben Lawson and Lawson O'Brien should you find yourself in similar predicaments. Well done! Pat
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Posted by Jamie | March 31, 2016
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DUI Case
I was unfortunate enough to land myself in some trouble concerning a DUI. Attorneys I contacted were arrogant, judgmental, or just too busy to explain things to me. I'm forever grateful I came across Mr. Lawson. He explained all my tickets, helped prepare me for court, and answered my millions of questions in depth and in an incredibly timely manner. In the end I was given the best possible deal I could hope for and was able to keep my license. I felt so prepared for every step of the process, and never once was stressed or blindsided. I would recommend him always.
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Posted by Eric | May 22, 2015
speeding ticket
If you need a lawyer for a case or especially speeding ticket to be taken care of ? ben is your guy. Ben took care of my case like if it was nothing. He knew what he was doing the guy is knowledgeable and experience. I was nervous at court but ben seemed so confident and calm. Ever need a lawyer that knows what there doing benjamin robert lawson is your guy!
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Posted by Eric | November 7, 2014
First Time Hiring An Attorney
I was extremely nervous going into my speeding ticket case, but after speaking to Ben most of my anxiety had been quelled. He was calm, confident and extremely professional. I hope I never have to utilize his skills again, but should the situation ever arise, he will be the person I call.
Posted by Dan | October 16, 2014
Top Notch Lawyer for Speeding Ticket
I recently received a speeding ticket in Evanston and received a court date for which I was unable to attend. Thus, I started searching for a lawyer in the area to represent me and, of all the lawyers I spoke with, Ben was by far the most articulate, helpful and knowledgeable. He clearly explained how he could help me and delivered on everything that he laid out. The final deal with the court was exactly what I had hoped for. I'd recommend Ben to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2014
Trust worthy
Mr. Benjamin helped me through my case, and he was helpful and informed me with all the needed details. I'm really thankful to him, and working with him its a pleasure
Posted by David | August 23, 2014
My Attorney
Ben is a trustworthy lawyer. He was there on time and got me free of the case against me, let me give him partial fee.To pay off 3 days later and he seems to know his job.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
Great Experience. Very Satisfied.
I hired Ben from out of town to take care of some traffic tickets. Not only was the outcome quite favorable but Ben kept me informed and answered all of my questions in a timely manner; both by phone and email. Ben was absolutely on point and to the point in all dialogue yet friendly as well.
Posted by Dan | August 6, 2014
DWS case
Mr. Lawson had me in and out of court for every appearance, and was able to get my fines lowered by half of what the state wanted to fine me. He was also able to get the state to drop the driver improvement school I would have had to do. I highly recommend for DUI or DWS cases.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lawson & O'Brien, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner, Managing Attorney
  • The Law Office of Benjamin R. Lawson
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Scott N. Sliwinski, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Champaign County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Chicago v. DY
  • Non-suited, all charges, fines, and fees dismissed.
  • People v. MS
  • Client placed on court supervision and given minimum fine
  • People v. CF
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Indiana University
  • 2009

Publications

  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Criminal Protective Orders: A Practitioner's Guide
  • 2022
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (18)
Endorse Benjamin
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Lawson was opposing counsel on a DUI matter than I prosecuted. He was direct and demanding when advocating for his client. Highly recommended for defense on DUI or traffic type offenses."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Lawson. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Lawson's advice is professional and well-reasoned"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a great track record of published answers to consumers' questions on Avvo.com and the recommendations from clients and attorneys alike, it is easy to see that attorney Lawson is skilled and knows the law well too. If you have a legal question in his area of expertise, he is your answer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Lawson. He is a skilled and well respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney and he is committed to providing the best representation possible under any circumstances."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lawson is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lawson is a knowledgeable and caring attorney. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lawson is a diligent and knowledgeable lawyer who cares for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know attorney Benjamin Lawson through the Avvo community. Having reviewed his written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him. His detailed responses and explanations provided in Avvo displays his vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent attorney who thoughtfully and vigorously defends his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Kankakee DUI and DWI Lawyer Benjamin Robert Lawson
Benjamin Robert Lawson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Kankakee, IL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation