Benjamin Crump Biography
Benjamin Crump born as Benjamin Lloyd Crump is an American civil rights attorney and founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law.
He is well known for his association with the 2012/2013 George Zimmerman case, and for his representation for the family of Michael Brown, a 17-year-old African-American boy shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Benjamin Crump Age
Benjamin was born on October 10, 1969, in Lumberton, North Carolina, United States. He is 49 years old as of 2018
Benjamin Crump Family
His biological father served in the United States Army while his mother Helen worked as a hotel maid and in a local Converse shoe factory. He grew up in an extended family and was raised by his grandmother Mittie. He was the oldest of nine siblings and step-siblings. His stepfather is a math teacher, whom Crump identifies as his father
Benjamin Crump Education
He studied at South Plantation High school in Plantation, Florida. He then joined Florida State University and received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 1992. He received his Juris Doctor in 1995, from Florida State University. He was a classmate of journalist Shannon Bream at Florida State University College of Law.
Benjamin Crump Wife
He is married to Genae Angelique Crump. The couple has two children, more information about them is unrevealed
Benjamin Crump Cases | Benjamin Crump Law Firm | Benjamin Crump Cases Won
Crump is known for taking on cases that garner widespread media attention and civil rights implications. He represented Trayvon Martin’s family, a 17-year-old boy who was the shot and killed on February 26, 2012, by George Zimmerman.
He also represented Alesia Thomas’ family, a 35-year-old single African-American mother who died in August 2012 while in police custody. It was reported by Journalist Chuck Philips, that during the arrest by female Officer Mary O’Callaghan, Thomas was “slammed to the ground, handcuffed behind her back, kicked in the groin, hog-tied and stuffed into the back seat of a patrol car, where she died. Crump demanded that dashboard video of the incident be released, he threatened legal action and encouraged Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal probe.
One of the arresting officers was charged on October 2013, with felony assault of Thomas, pleading not guilty. Judge Shelly Torrealba signed off on a request by the district attorney’s office to only release the video to prosecutors and defense attorneys, which was to prevent the tainting of potential jury candidates O’Callaghan’s attorney Robert Rico said. The family of Michael Brown announced on August 11, 2014, that, they would be hiring Crump to represent their case, especially as the death had been widely compared to the Trayvon Martin case.
Other past clients include the family of Martin Lee Anderson, an African-American teenager who died after a beating by guards in a Florida youth detention center in 2006, the family of Ronald Weekley Jr., a 20-year-old African American skateboarder beaten by police in Venice, California, the family of Genie McMeans.
Jr., an African-American driver who died after being shot by a white state Trooper, the family of Tamir Rice, an African-American youth who was killed by police while holding an air gun in Cleveland, Ohio, and the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was killed by three policeman in Pasco, Washington while throwing rocks.
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He represented the family of Kendrick Johnson, an African-American high school student who was found dead at his school in Valdosta, Georgia under mysterious circumstances. He stepped down from their legal team in late 2015. He is representing the family of Corey Jones, who was killed by a plainclothes officer while waiting for a tow truck in South Florida.
He also represents Terrence Crutcher’s family, an unarmed black man shot and killed by a Tulsa Police officer and Zeke Upshaw, an NBA G League player who collapsed midgame and was delayed assistance by the NBA’s paramedics in 2018. He appeared as an attorney on the American reality primetime court show You the Jury in April 2017, which was canceled after two episodes. He investigated the murder of Tupac Shakur in December 2017, in the television documentary series Who Killed Tupac?
The show narrates an investigation led by Crump who works with Tupac’s brother, Mopreme Shakur. He hosted a documentary television series on TV One called Evidence of Innocence in 2018. The show focused on those who served at least a decade behind bars for being wrongfully convicted of a crime. He announced the opening of a new law firm in 2017, Ben Crump law, PLLC. He became a Board Member for the National Black Justice Coalition in 2018.
Benjamin Crump Net Worth | Benjamin Crump Salary
Crump is rated among the Top 100 best and highly paid Lawyers, and was named by Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, receiving NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award. He must have accumulated a lot, plus his cars and houses. His net worth is not revealed