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Civil Rights Attorney
Benjamin Lloyd “Ben” Crump is an attorney who specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases. Crump attended Florida State University and received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 1992, and his Juris Doctor in 1995. His practice has focused on cases such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the people poisoned during the Flint water crisis, and the plaintiffs behind the 2019 Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit alleging the company’s talcum powder product led to ovarian cancer diagnoses. Crump is also founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law.
Crump has broken barriers in several legal organizations, serving as the first African American President of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida and the first African American Chairman of the Florida State University College of Law Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, and many other groups dedicated to the law and the pursuit of justice.
In 2020, Crump became the attorney for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake. Ongoing cases surrounding them led to protests against police brutality in America as well as internationally. He is a life member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.