Brenda Benitez

Benitez

Brenda Benitez

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

Brenda grew up in Miami, Florida before attending law school in Connecticut. She then practiced in Connecticut for a few years before moving to Rochester, Minnesota.  Since joining Dunlap & Seeger, she has been focusing primarily on litigation but serves the firm as a general practice attorney.

Her passion for legal work has always been client-centered as she values helping people through what is often the most difficult time in their lives.  When she takes on a case, she is ready to advocate for her clients and provide them with her guidance and expertise.  Her compassion helps her understand her clients’ need while her work in various areas helps her provide comprehensive support.

Outside of her legal career, Brenda serves on the Bear Creek Services board and volunteers at Paws and Claws Rescue.  She loves reading, cooking, and playing board games. She is also fluent in Spanish and can speak Portuguese.

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