Brenda Benitez

Brenda Benitez

Location:
Rochester, Minnesota
Phone:
507-316-0628
800-636-2689
Fax:
507-288-9342
Email:

A native of Miami, Florida, Brenda joined the firm as an attorney in 2017 after moving to Rochester. While she focuses her practice primarily in litigation, she serves the firm as a general practice attorney. She believes that such collaboration from all of the experienced attorneys at the firm assures that clients will be represented expertly and thoroughly.

Brenda earned her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, CT. After graduating and obtaining her license, she worked at a personal injury and complex litigation firm in Connecticut. She was also very involved in the community both professionally and personally, a passion she brings with her to Rochester.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Cali Excellence Award for Trial Advocacy
    • Law Journal: Connecticut Journal of International Law, Executive Editor
  • Florida International University
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: Certificate: National Security
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Medallion of Distinction
    • Major: International Relations
    • Minor: Geography, Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Connecticut Law Tribune New Leaders in the Law
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Law Tribune – New Leaders in the Law, 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association- Top 40 under 40, 2014 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut State Bar Association
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Olmsted County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • SAS Law, Springfield, MA, Attorney
  • University of Connecticut School of Law Criminal Trial Clinic, Hartford, CT, Certified Legal Intern
  • The Creed Law Firm, Bristol, CT, Legal Intern
  • Connecticut Legal Services, Waterbury, CT, Legal Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Paws and Claws Rescue, volunteer

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity