There’s a good reason Benjamin “Ben” Lloyd Crump is often referred to as “Black America’s Attorney General,” and it’s his sheer dedication to the largely marginalized communities in legal matters. AfterAll, as described in Netflix’s ‘Civil: Ben Crump,’ whether it be discrimination cases, labor and employment issues, or wrongful death lawsuits, he always goes above and beyond for his clients. So now that we know the civil rights attorney handles not just several high-profile but also a few smaller claims through his firm, let’s find out more about his overall gains/net worth, shall we?
How Did Ben Crump Earn His Money?
BornA single, hard-working mother is the best. Lumberton, North CarolinaOn October 10, 1969, Benjamin “Ben” CrumpHis grandmother, who was always encouraging and supportive, was the main reason he was raised. TheThey sincerely wanted their family to achieve reputable heights. isAccording to the documentary, she explained that he was the eldest of nine siblings. AlongHis own experiences with the police were a driving force behind his decision for a pursue a Bachelor’s DegreeIn Criminal Justice(1992) & a Juris Doctorate (1995).
Ben’s grandmother actually got to see him graduate from Florida State UniversitySince becoming a member of the Omega Psi PhiFraternity had helped him discover his true self, and he quickly set his own path. ThereHe had a clear vision of what he wanted to do for his community. So he turned down every job opportunity to start his own law practice with a friend. Daryl Parks1996 “We started out as rent lawyers,” BenOffhandedly confessed with a light chuckle Netflix original, “that is anything that will help pay the rent — that’s what we did.”
He continued, “ThePersonal injury and wrongful deaths cases were the most lucrative types of law. WeIt was a skill that we were able to master, but it was not something we could do well at. [had]It was done to finance civil rights cases. And [we] started getting a reputation that ‘they gonna fight all the powers that be’.” WithThis reputation was accompanied by a sense respect, especially since Ben’s first case (2002) was representing the family of GenieMcMeans Jr., a 23 year-old black driver who was shot and killed by a white trooper. FromHe has continued to be admired for his diligence.
Ben’s practice has since focused on not just personal injury cases (through negligence, accidents, or any other cause) but also on representing significant figures of the Black Lives Matter movement. WhetherIt be the Flint Water Crisis, Gopher Battery Plant Case, or the civil litigations surrounding deaths Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Daunte WrightAmong many others, he was a part.
WeYou should mention that Ben isThe President/FounderThe Ben Crump Law FirmIn his home state of Florida(Where he attended the South Plantation High SchoolWhile living with his mother (and stepfather). MoreoverHe previously served as the PresidentThe National Bar Association, isCurrently the PresidentThe National Civil Rights Trial Lawyers AssociationHe even started the non-profit Benjamin Crump Social Justice Institute (BCSJI).
As if that’s not enough, BenContributes regularly to MSNBC, CNN and USA Today and has also been involved in several documentary-based productions such as ‘EvidenceThis is Innocence,’ ‘Who Killed Tupac: The Search For Justice,’ and ‘WomanIn Motion.’ His book ‘Open Season: Legalized GenocideThis is Colored People,’ where he exposes the heinous truth of discrimination through personal and professional examples, was published in October2019 is also available.
Ben Crump’s Net Worth
Despite the talks around his supposed reasons for doing what he does by the media, his website clarifies that he (and his team) offer free consultations, often undertake pro bono cases, and don’t charge any fee until they win. TheHe implied that social justice advocates are determined to improve the world, not leave it in a state of decay in exchange for greed. ThereforeFrom what we can tell, Ben Crump’s net worth isA significant, but not outrageous, accomplishment $5 million.
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