Tel: 815-450-9702



Personal Injury →
Criminal Defense →


Indiana University: Jurisdoctorate, 2009
University of Florida: Psychology,
Business Administration, 2006

“An experienced litigator with a proven track record.”

Benjamin Lawson received his Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. He spent the early part of his legal career with the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office handling cases ranging from petty traffic offenses to misdemeanors such as domestic battery to serious felony trials for crimes like bank robbery and aggravated battery. In 2012 he opened his own office in Chicago and began expanding his scope of practice to include personal injury cases in addition to criminal defense work. In 2014, he partnered with Patrick O’Brien to form Lawson & O’Brien, P.C. He now focuses his practice on criminal defense, DUIs, personal injury cases, and he also handles select family law matters.


Benjamin received his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2009.
He studied Psychology and Business Administration at the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006.
He is also a graduate of Valparaiso High School’s class of 2003.
Benjamin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, and the Kankakee County Bar Association.


Benjamin enjoys volunteering his time organizing and judging mock trial competitions for law students and high school students. In 2009 he founded Indiana University’s annual internal mock trial competition, and he is regularly asked to coach and judge future litigators. Benjamin is an avid racquetball player and an amateur musician. He has a wife who is French and two children who are French-American. They take regular trips to visit his wife’s family in Normandy.