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Patrick Benca

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Patrick Benca

Partner

Patrick Benca is a founding partner of the firm and leads our criminal defense team. His practice focuses on the defense of state and federal crimes, including but not limited to white-collar crimes, drug charges, homicide charges, civil forfeitures, juvenile law, violent crimes, criminal appeals and other post-conviction relief, and much more.

Patrick has been a passionate supporter of fighting for civil rights since graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. He has experience working with the Little Rock Police Department’s crime scene investigators and often teaches continuing education courses to his peers about complex issues surrounding search and seizure and other criminal law matters. Patrick is a death penalty certified attorney who has successfully won appeals in front of the Arkansas Supreme Court for clients on death row. He was also appointed by Governors Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Sex Offenders Assessment Committee.

Patrick Benca is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, he was awarded the Death Penalty Focus 2012 Abolition Award, and the Arkansas Association of Trial Lawyers “Champion of Justice Award.” In 2017 he was named one of the best lawyers in Arkansas by Little Rock Soiree.

Patrick maintains a blog discussing developments in criminal defense law which can be found at www.bencaandbenca.com.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Arkansas
  • United States District Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States District Court – Western District of Tennessee 
  • United States Court of Appeals – Sixth and Eighth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Proclaim Justice - Board Member

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