How Ben Crump turned America’s go-to civil rights lawyer

While the Martin family had evaded a criminal conviction, Crump helped them reach a seven-figure settlement with Zimmerman’s Homeowners Association. This case had all of Crump’s hallmarks – dramatic press conferences, media hype, marches, protests, and powerful rhetoric. “Ben did an amazing job of getting this out of the way,” Mark O’Mara, who represented Zimmerman, told USA Today last year. “I fought for a customer. Ben fought for a cause.”

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