Benjamin Lawson received his Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
He spent the early part of his legal career with the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office handling cases ranging from petty traffic offenses to misdemeanours such as domestic battery to serious felony trials for crimes like bank robbery and aggravated battery.
In 2012 he opened his own office in Chicago and began expanding his scope of practice to include personal injury cases in addition to criminal defence work. In 2014, he partnered with Patrick O’Brien to form Lawson & O’Brien, P.C.
He now focuses his practice on criminal defence, DUIs, personal injury cases, and he also handles select family law matters.
Benjamin enjoys volunteering his time organizing and judging mock trial competitions for law students and high school students. In 2009 he founded Indiana University’s annual internal mock trial competition, and he is regularly asked to coach and judge future litigators.
Benjamin is an avid racquetball player and an amateur musician. He has a wife who is French and two children who are French-American. They take regular trips to visit his wife’s family in Normandy.