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steven d. benjamin Steven D. Benjamin is an attorney in private practice with the
Richmond, Virginia firm of Benjamin & DesPortes. steven d. benjamin

Member: Virginia State Bar; United States Supreme Court; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Partner, Benjamin & DesPortes, P.C.: Practice limited to criminal defense, appeals, and government affairs.

Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee, Special Counsel (2001 - )
Virginia State Crime Commission, Special Counsel (2002 - 2011)
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, Member (Senate appointee, 2004 - )
Virginia Forensic Science Board, Member (Governor's appointee, 2005 - 2013)

Professional Associations:

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers:

President (2012-2013)
President-Elect (2011-2012)
Vice-President (2009 - 2011)
Treasurer (2008 - 2009)
Secretary (2007 - 2008)
Board of Directors (2001 - 2007)
Chair (2005-2006), Indigent Defense Committee
Chair (2002-2004), Forensic Science Committee

American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow

Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers:

President (2004)
Board of Directors (1994-2004)

American Bar Association, Member

Criminal Justice Section, Member

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Fellow

   Board of Governors (2017 -  ) 

Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Member

Chief Justice's (Virginia) Indigent Defense Training Commission:

Chair (2005 - 2012)

Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course, Faculty (2004 - 2006)

Univ. of Richmond School of Law Adjunct Faculty (1997-2004), Scientific Evidence

Legislative Committees:

Va. State Crime Commission 2010 Law Enforcement Work Group (2010)
Va. State Crime Commission 2010 Protective Order Work Group (2010)
Joint Advisory Committee on Computer Crimes (2004)
Virginia State Crime Commission Task Force on 21 Day Rule (2003)
Virginia Supreme Court (OES) Magistrate Study Advisory Committee (2002-2003)
Virginia State Crime Commission Sub-committee on Execution of the Mentally Retarded (2002-2003)
Virginia State Crime Commission Indigent Defense Study Committee (2002-2003)
Virginia State Crime Commission Sub-committee to Reorganize Title 18.2 (Criminal Code) (2001)
Virginia State Crime Commission DNA Task Force (2000)


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Benjamin and DesPortes, P.C.
P.O. Box 2464 | Richmond, VA 23218-2464
1840 West Broad Street, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804.788.4444

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