I am a returning citizen. I first had handcuffs put on me at 15 years old. Being raised in a toxic environment, I was the youngest of siblings and very insecure. My biggest issue is I never had the confidence to achieve on my own and that led down a very dark path.
Being both incarcerated in the Florida State Prison system and then later in the Federal system for 13 years, I finally learned how to believe in myself.
Now, since being home since 2016 I have founded my dream of giving back the very community I once helped destroy.
In the same streets I once sold drugs in and helping some of the very same individuals I helped destroy, I am now a man of peace who understands the value of life.
I founded Coming Home Coalition to instill hope back into the community by being the change we all want to be.
I created a podcast called "The Thomas FreeMe Show: The truth about living in America" which reaches hopeless ears all across the Nation who then reach out and establish a link with me. I've published my first book titled "The Power of a Positive Mindset" that details my struggles with a negative mindset and what it took to change it into the mindset I have today. I continue to help in anyway I can by making sure I continue on being my best self and leading by example.
Courtney Benson grew up in Florida and received her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Since being called to the bar in 2017, Ms. Benson has quickly built a reputation as a zealous and powerful advocate for her clients. Her practice focuses on criminal defense representation, wills and estate planning, and divorce cases.
Prior to opening the doors of CMB Law LLC, Ms. Benson spent six years working as a Legal Assistant, handling a wide variety of cases from beginning to end. With a background as a paralegal, Ms. Benson brings a unique set of organizational and administrative skills to every case, ensuring that your case will be handled effectively and efficiently.
Working closely with numerous lawyers and Judges has given her a unique perspective. She has always preferred to be in court rather than work at the office. Her tenacity has driven her to develop and present an effective defense on behalf of clients.
Ms. Benson's experience includes defending clients against a wide range of criminal litigation, both State and Federal.
CMB Law can handle everything from a simple traffic citation to a first-degree felony. We will defend your rights against any criminal accusation - including drug charges, firearm charges, sexual crimes, aggravated assault, simple and aggravated battery, theft, robbery, fraud, DUI, traffic offenses, violation of probation, juvenile offenses, expungements, and sealing of documents.
We strive to simplify the legal system for those who find themselves involved, doing so transparently and informatively. CMB Law follows an open-door policy, encouraging clients to call and/or stop by at any time to discuss cases and review files. At CMB Law, we want to be your defense team. And you are the most important member of that team.
Pastor Jen and Shady Hills Mission Chapel work closely with Coming Home Coalition have partnered in creating a holistic center of Hope and Change within a community filled with addiction and homelessness.
Pastor Jen being a mom who has personally dealt with this epidemic within her own family, has created an environment that makes people feel safe, welcome and can get food and supplies. Shady Hills Mission Chapel along with it's wonderful staff are truly caring humans who are trying to make a change.
The vision of Shady Hills United Methodist Church is to provide open, welcoming and Christ-like hospitality through our worship and a variety of ministry programs, activities and spiritual growth opportunities. To nurture the spiritual gifts God has given each person within our congregation to the end that he/she may be engaged in active, faith-filled lay ministry.
Our vision recognizes the needs of the whole person and whole family and is dedicated to the belief that God’s desire is for all his children to have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. As such, our ministries are a blend of the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional as we seek to meet the many and varied needs of all whom we touch.
At Coming Home Coalition Incorporated, our mission is to provide education and resources to support mental health and wellness in our community.
We offer a variety of programs and services to support mental health, including counseling, support groups, and educational workshops.
Over the past year, we have helped over 1,000 individuals in our community improve their mental health and well-being.