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KASSIUS O. BENSON

Senior Counsel & Lead Trial Lawyer
kobenson@kassiusbensonlaw.com
Office: 612-333-2755
Cell: 612-267-6972 (24hr/day)

Kassius Benson represents individuals and business organizations in complex criminal trials in Federal and state courts. He defends clients in cases involving Federal and state drug conspiracy trials, racketeering, white collar crime, fraud, embezzlement, major financial crimes, and other serious crimes including homicide, sexual assault and misconduct, computer crimes and assault.  Mr. Benson also represents individuals and businesses in complex cases involving asset and property seizure by the government.

During his 20 year career, Mr. Benson has established himself as an excellent and successful trial lawyer.  He has tried well over 150 jury trials to verdict on serious felony charges in Federal and state courts throughout the country.  Mr. Benson has also litigated over 100 asset forfeiture matters in Federal and state courts.   As lead trial counsel at Kassius Benson Law, P.A., in addition to his own trial schedule, Mr. Benson personally oversees, advises and monitors the preparation of each and every lawyer that tries a case for our Firm.  Mr. Benson has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in Minnesota by the Super Lawyers publication.  Mr. Benson is also a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Board Certified and Experienced

Kassius Benson stands out from other criminal defense lawyers because he is Board Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Trial Specialist. The Certified Legal Specialist designation is one way for the public to identify those attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in their specialty area and to find an attorney whose qualifications match their legal needs. Fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field.

Representative Clients and Cases

Kassius Benson’s representative clients include professional athletes, entertainers, corporations, small business owners, firefighters, law enforcement officers; individuals facing harsh mandatory-minimum drug sentences as well as everyday people facing serious criminal charges in Federal or state courts. He defends clients in cases involving Federal and state drug conspiracy trials, racketeering, white collar crime, fraud, embezzlement, major financial crimes, and other serious crimes including homicide, sexual assault and misconduct, computer crimes and assault.  Mr. Benson also represents individuals and businesses in complex cases involving asset and property seizure by the government.

Education and Legal Experience

Mr. Benson graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School.  After law school, Kassius Benson worked at the prestigious Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., where he defended indigent clients charged with serious felony criminal offenses in the District of Columbia Superior Court.   Here, Mr. Benson developed the fearlessness, work ethic, and trial skills necessary to effectively advocate for his clients at every stage of a criminal case.

Mr. Benson eventually returned to Minnesota and, in 2002, he founded Kassius Benson Law, P.A. (formerly Law Offices of Kassius O. Benson, P.A.) with the goal of providing the best criminal defense representation to individuals charged with serious crimes in Federal and state court.

Mr. Benson also trains students and lawyers in criminal defense and trial advocacy.  He is a founding faculty member at the Minnesota Public Defender Trial School and has trained lawyers in Minnesota, Georgia and Alabama.  As an associate professor for clinics, Mr. Benson previously ran the University of Minnesota Law School’s Misdemeanor Defense and Prosecution Clinics.

Kassius Benson can be contacted at (612) 333-2755 (Minneapolis office) or (202) 744-2544 (Washington D.C. office) or (612) 267-6972 (cellular / 24HR).   Mr. Benson and his associates can also be contacted through the Firm’s Facebook Business Page.

Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, Class of 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in EnglishWith Honors, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Class of 1993

Teaching Positions

  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Faculty, Minnesota Public Defender Trial School, St. Paul, MN

Past Attorney Positions

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Court – Trial and Appellate Cases
  • Major Federal and State Controlled Substance Crimes
  • Conspiracy to Distribute & Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Major Economic Offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Computer Fraud and Computer Crimes
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Asset and Property Seizures and Forfeitures
  • Homicide / Murder / Attempted Murder
  • Serious Violent Crimes
  • Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Serious Juvenile Court Offenses involving Felony Charges

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota
  • District of Columbia  (Washington, D.C.)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Pro Hac Vice Admission to federal and state courts in Arizona, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin

Publications

Recognition and Awards

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer

Memberships

  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Board Member, PICA-Head Start, Minnesota
  • Board President, Minnesota Freedom Fund – Bail Reform Advocacy
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, District of Minnesota

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Kassius O. Benson is an accomplished criminal defense trial lawyer having tried over 150 jury trials to verdict. He is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.  Mr. Benson represents individuals and businesses charge with major crimes in the State and Federal Courts of Minnesota and Washington, D.C. and multiple federal district courts throughout the country.

kobenson@kassiusbensonlaw.com

Office: 612-333-2755 | Cell: 612-267-6972.

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tayler@kassiusbensonlaw.com

Office: 612-333-2755 | Cell: 612-437-0957

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Sarah Perlmutter
Sarah B. Perlmutter
Associate Attorney

Sarah B. Perlmutter represents clients in all areas of family law – including divorce, separations, child custody, adoption and termination of parental rights.

sarah@kassiusbensonlaw.com

Office: 612-333-2755 | Cell: 612-930-6922

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