Assistant Federal Defender Benjamin Hamilton graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1992. Upon graduating, he immediately began a solo practice working exclusively in criminal defense.  

He spent the next 15 years practicing in many courts in the State of Utah including the appellate courts and in the Federal District Court for the District of Utah and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2007, Benjamin narrowed his focus by joining the team at the Utah Federal Defenders.