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Copeland Franco announces addition of Benjamin W. Maxymuk to firm


Copeland Franco is pleased to announce that Mr. Benjamin W. Maxymuk recently joined the firm. Ben’s practice at Copeland Franco involves general litigation and appellate work in civil and criminal matters.

Ben Maxymuk was born in Indiana and raised mostly in New Jersey. He came to Alabama in 2008 to start his law practice, having previously completed two federal judicial clerkships. For many years, Ben practiced at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, primarily litigating criminal appeals and constitutional challenges. He was deeply involved in the litigation that culminated in the groundbreaking decisions of Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010) (Juvenile offenders cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for non-homicide offenses), and Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 46 (2012) (mandatory sentences for life without parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders even in cases of murder), as well as follow-up work to develop and implement those decisions in various state and federal courts. He holds degrees from Duke University and Harvard Law School and lives in Montgomery with his wife, two young children, and a rotating cast of small animals.

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