Benjamin was raised around Portland, Oregon. Before transitioning to the practice of law, Benjamin served 20 years in the Navy as a Linguist and Intelligence Analyst. He deployed to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South America.
After serving in the Navy, he left the service to pursue one of his passions as a science teacher. Benjamin taught middle school science in both Oregon and later in Bradenton Florida.
After teaching for a Benjamin started his legal career with the State Attorney's office in Orlando, then with the Public Defender's office before joining the M&M team.
- Bachelor's Texas A&M in Criminology
- Master's degree from Portland State University in Science Education
- Juris Doctorate from Barry University