Patrick Benca


Patrick Benca


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Patrick Benca


Benca’s practice focuses on state and federal criminal defense law to include juvenile law, white collar crime, and post-conviction relief. He has experience with state and federal court litigation cases, as well as handling appeals in the Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governors Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson to the state’s sex offender assessment committee, and currently serving.

Benca has been named one of the best lawyers in Arkansas. Some of his achievements include receiving the Death Penalty Focus Abolition Award and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project - Champion of Justice Award for his work in helping the West Memphis Three gain their freedom. Additionally, he has received the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Champion of Justice Award.” 

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas California
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • 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


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