Benjamin James Stevenson is senior staff attorney for the ACLU of Florida based in Pensacola, where he litigates a broad array of ACLU issues. He joined the ACLU as staff attorney in 2007 after several years in private and government practice. He has challenged numerous unconstitutional practices throughout the state, including the DMV’s suspension of a driver’s license for failure to pay court courts (Foster v. DMV) and the clerk’s refusal to enroll a driver on a reasonable payment plan to pay court costs (Washington v. Clerk), a government agency’s denial of access to public records (ACLU v. City of Sarasota), and school officials’ censorship of LGBT-supportive speech (Gillman v. Holmes School Board). Stevenson graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee) and Florida State University College of Law.
Senior Staff Attorney