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MIchael Benz

MIchael Benz

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

Drexel University School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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State University of New York - Buffalo
B.A. (2009) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
HoganWillig, PLLC
- Current
Benz Law, LLC
Assistant Defender
Defender Association of Philadelphia
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
Rising Stars 2017, 2018
Super Lawyers
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
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New York Bar Association
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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
White Collar Crime
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
HoganWillig Blog
Contact & Map
HoganWillig, PLLC
2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Toll-Free: (716) 636-7600
Telephone: (716) 636-7600
HoganWillig, PLLC- Lancaster
43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Telephone: (716) 636-7600
HoganWillig, PLLC- Lockport
770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
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HoganWillig, PLLC- Ellicottville
6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Telephone: (716) 636-7600
HoganWillig, PLLC- Buffalo
155 Summer Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Telephone: (716) 636-7600