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MIchael Benz

MIchael Benz

HoganWillig, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice...
  • New York, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Michael T. Benz is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department; handling personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense cases. His motto and practice is to prepare every case as though it will be a jury trial; and he is confident that his trial preparation is the key to getting the best result for his clients.

Mr. Benz brings vast trial experience with him to HoganWillig, having tried hundreds of cases as an Assistant Defender at the nationally recognized Defender Association of Philadelphia, before starting his own private criminal defense practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a native “Buffalonian” he has recently returned to Western New York to raise his family and continue his career.

Mr. Benz graduated cum laude from Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he sharpened his trial skills as a member of Drexel's award winning mock trial team. Michael won the Texas Young Lawyer's Association Regional Competition two years in a row, receiving the honor of Best Advocate each time. After graduation Michael became one of the first graduates to join the mock trial coaching staff as an adjunct professor.

Mr. Benz is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New York State Bar, the Erie County Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Education
Drexel University School of Law
J.D. (2012)
State University of New York - Buffalo
B.A. (2009) | Political Science
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
HoganWillig, PLLC
- Current
Owner
Benz Law, LLC
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Assistant Defender
Defender Association of Philadelphia
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Buffalo Billion executive, hoping to avoid prison, could get wish
WGRZ- Channell 2 News
Speaking Engagements
Drugs & the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Lawyer Dinner Panel:, 3320 Market Street, Philadelphia PA
Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Certifications
Rising Stars 2017, 2018
Super Lawyers
Awards
Super Lawyers- Rising Star
Thomson Reuters
Top 10 Under 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
New York Bar Association
Member
Current
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Pennsylvania
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Products Liability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
HoganWillig Blog
Contact & Map
HoganWillig, PLLC
2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
USA
Toll-Free: (716) 636-7600
Telephone: (716) 636-7600
HoganWillig, PLLC- Lancaster
43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
USA
Telephone: (716) 636-7600
HoganWillig, PLLC- Lockport
770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
USA
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HoganWillig, PLLC- Ellicottville
6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
USA
Telephone: (716) 636-7600
HoganWillig, PLLC- Buffalo
155 Summer Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
USA
Telephone: (716) 636-7600