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Benjamin Arens McBride

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, MO

5.0   1 review

also known as Ben McBride

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Mr. McBride devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending those accused of felony and misdemeanor criminal allegations (including DWI and traffic matters) in the Federal and State Courts of Missouri.

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Immigration
    Mr. McBride has found that there is a desperate need for qualified and affordable immigration services in southwest Missouri. To serve that need, McBride Law is committed to representing individuals, students, families, and businesses.

As a lifelong resident of Springfield, Missouri, I look to advance and protect the interests of our local citizens through the practice areas I am involved in and the community organizations that I assist.  My goal is to balance the interests of justice and seek fairness through the court system.  If you are in need of an attorney to advocate for you, please give me a call. 

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McBride Law
1627 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO, 65807

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Posted by Jim | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I recently had a citation from the city that I felt was unjust. After researching lawyers and asking around for references I decided to go with Mr. McBride. I couldn't be happier with my decision. Not only did he get it resolved to where the citation was removed, he also got it taken care of in less than three weeks. He was professional throughout the process and kept me informed of the ongoing status. I will without a doubt be recommending him to my friends and colleagues.
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Response from Benjamin McBride August 25, 2017
Thank you Jim for your kind words. I take much pride in being able to effectively and efficiently represent my clients' best interests.


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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Evangel University
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McBride Law (formerly The Law Office of Benjamin A. McBride, LLC)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Greene County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Mann, Walter, Bishop & Sherman, PC
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Oklahoma City University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Class A Felony - First Degree Robbery
  • Case Dismissed by State
  • Class A Felony - UUW
  • Reduced to Class D Felony - UUW
  • Class B Felony - Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Motion to Suppress Granted, Charge Dismissed by State
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • CASA of Southwest Missouri
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Springfield Police Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Missouri Alternatives Counseling & Education
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition of Excellence
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 2019 Men of the Year
  • Springfield Business Journal
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Greene County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2013
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  • The Bazell Effect
  • 2017
  • Missouri Criminal Code Revisions in 2017: Get Informed!
  • 2017
  • NEGLIGENCE - Part 1: The Elements and Establishing a Duty
  • 2016
  • NEGLIGENCE - Part 2: Was There a Breach of Duty?
  • 2016
  • NEGLIGENCE - Part 3: Proximate Cause
  • 2016
  • NEGLIGENCE - Part 4: Damages
  • 2016
  • Premises Liability: The Open and Obvious Hazard and Assumption of Risk
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Overdose Awareness Day
  • NARCAN and the Good Samaritan Law
  • 2017
  • NARCAN Training
  • NARCAN and the Good Samaritan Law
  • 2017
  • NARCAN Training
  • NARCAN and the Good Samaritan Law
  • 2017
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2016
  • Springfield Police Academy
  • Search & Seizure
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (14)
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Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ben McBride for several years, both through his service to the community as an assistant prosecutor in Greene County, and now as a fellow criminal defense attorney. He is respected both in the legal community and in the recovery community. Ben is an excellent lawyer and cares for those he helps. Southwest Missouri has a great need for immigration attorneys, and I am thankful that Ben has decided to fill that need. I recommend him wholeheartedly!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a very talented and experienced trial attorney. I highly recommend him for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. McBride when I was a lowly intern with the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, you would be wise to give him a call - the experience he brings from his time as a PA will be an asset to your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is a great attorney that cares about his clients. He is who I send all my clients with criminal needs to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben was a smart, tough prosecutor, and uses his experience as a prosecutor to his clients' advantage in criminal defense. Ben is an attorney you can trust to know how to handle any case."