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Ms. Benjamin concentrates her practice in civil rights litigation, with significant trial and motionpractice experience in both State and Federal Courts. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Benjamin served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City Chicago, Department of Law, where she specialized in defending civil rights cases brought against the City of Chicago, Chicago Police Officers and other City employees. As a Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel, in addition to supervising other attorneys, Ms. Benjamin was also lead counsel on several high-exposure cases dealing with police shootings and reversed convictions. One of those cases, Wallace v. City, 03 C 2296, in which Ms. Benjamin successfully obtained summary judgment for her clients, was appealed to and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Wallace v. Kato, 127 S.Ct. 1091.


Areas Of Practice
Municipal Defense Litigation
Civil Rights Litigation
Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1998
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1998
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1999
United States Supreme Court, 2006

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois J.D., 1998, Graduated with Honors
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois B.A., 1992 Majors: Psychology and Communications

Legal Affiliations
Federal Bar Association, 2010 – Present Member
Illinois State Bar Association, 1996 – Present Member
Chicago Bar Association, 1996 – Present Member


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