Attorney Benjamin Crump accepts top honors at 55th annual Barristers’ Ball

Attorney Benjamin Crump accepts top honors at 55th annual Barristers' Ball
Honorees Horatio Williams, Attorney Rasul M. Raheem and Attorney Benjamin Crump (Photo credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media)

The Detroit Marriott Renaissance Ballroom Atrium set the backdrop for the 55th annual Barristers’ Ball which was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This premiere black tie event brought out Detroit’s most prestigious lawyers, judges and legal community advocates. It was put on by the Wolverine Bar Foundation and Wolverine Bar Association as its annual fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships for area law students, provide opportunities for pro bono services and sponsor programs and seminars on legal issues.

This year marked another successful and very well attended event, beginning with the invitation-only President’s Reception, which honored attorney Benjamin Crump for his outstanding work in the community. The 53rd president of the National Bar Association was humbled to receive this impressive award. His work includes taking on high visibility pro bono cases such as the Trayvon Martin case and representing the family of Michael Brown, another high-profile civil rights case.


The theme for this year’s event was  “The Legends Ball: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” and Crump attested to standing on the shoulders of many who came before him, particularly his personal hero, Thurgood Marshall. Watch Crump give a great acceptance speech during the reception after the jump.

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